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Offline Will_D

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How to understand MagLev
« on: March 29, 2019, 07:21:25 PM »
Hers i a link to the man who invented MagLev tech.

I remember prof Eric Laihthwaite from the old days when I was in Salford Uni..




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Re: How to understand MagLev
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 04:15:44 AM »
Brilliant example of a clear unemotional explanation. Modern TV would have all sorts of exuberance and probably miss the technical points out.

Reminds me of the early days of Tomorrow's World with Raymond Baxter
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Re: How to understand MagLev
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 05:12:00 AM »
Brilliant example of a clear unemotional explanation. Modern TV would have all sorts of exuberance and probably miss the technical points out.

Reminds me of the early days of Tomorrow's World with Raymond Baxter

Exactly! They'd be far too busy looking at his face to actually show what he was talking about!

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Re: How to understand MagLev
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 10:17:05 PM »
Brilliant example of a clear unemotional explanation. Modern TV would have all sorts of exuberance and probably miss the technical points out.

Reminds me of the early days of Tomorrow's World with Raymond Baxter

TV has really shot itself in the foot with letting presenters take over for the last 20 or so years. Another good show was The Secret Life of Machines with Tim Hunkin, which is all still up on youtube I believe. The trick seems to be just letting engineers and people who know the subject present it. Even if the delivery is clumsy, their enthusiasm for the subject shines through.

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Re: How to understand MagLev
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 06:57:17 PM »
I'm just reliving the joy of the series "Industrial Revelations" (and "More Industrial Revelations") with Mark Williams - best known to us Brits as one of the Fast Show comedians; probably best known to the rest of the world as Ron Weasley's dad Arthur in various Harry Potter films.

All available on YouTube (for now, at least), start here and be be prepared to lose a good 6 hours of your day...  :bugeye:

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