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magnetic levitation

Hermann Kemper patented a magnetic levitation train system

A German inventor Hermann Kemper patented a train system that used magnetic levitation (maglev). Kemper, born April 5 1892, was a German engineer and pioneer in his field.

Maglev is a transport method that uses magnetic levitation to move vehicles without touching the ground. With maglev, a vehicle travels along a guideway using magnets to create both lift and propulsion. Maglev reduces friction and allows for high speed travel.

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