In 1914, the French-born American inventor Emile Bachelet presented his ideas and a display model of a maglev vehicle. A report in the Swiss journal Schweizer Familie from the same year shows a photograph of the event an... More »

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The maglev (magnetic levitation) train was invented by Americans James R. Powell and Gordon T. Danby. Hermann Kemper, Robert Goddard and Emile Bachelet are also credited with important research and development that lead ... More »

The world's first commercial Maglev line opened in 2004 and is located in Shanghai, China. The line connects Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road in Eastern Shanghai. Subsequent lines were built in Japan and Sou... More »

Superconductivity was discovered by Heike Kammerlingh Onnes in 1911. This discovery eventually made maglev trains possible. Superconductivity is the cooling of materials, such as lead and mercury, to extremely low temper... More »

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The maglev (magnetic levitation) train was invented by Americans James R. Powell and Gordon T. Danby. Hermann Kemper, Robert Goddard and Emile Bachelet are also credited with important research and development that lead ... More »

African American inventor and clothing manufacturer Garrett Augustus Morgan invented hair relaxer in 1877, according to Sisters With Beauty. He subsequently founded the Hair Refining Company to sell his product. The orig... More »

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor whose most important contributions were the electric light bulb and phonograph. He held a world record number of invention patents —1093. More »