A student in Grade 3 has had an interest in fast-moving vehicles for a long time. Today he and Mr. Weber talked about a bunch of topics, one of which was trains that can go really fast by using magnets to avoid friction. These trains are called maglev (sort for magnetic levitation).
So far, there are only a couple of actual maglev trains in the whole world — partially because they are very expensive to build, but also because their safety has not been thoroughly tested. As technology advances, more and more of these systems might be built, allowing humans to move around much, must faster. Click here to find out more about how maglev technology works!