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Could maglev hovering homes be the answer to rising sea levels?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 05, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Apr 04, 2016

Magnetic levitation (aka “maglev”) technology mostly associated with high-speed trains, but could someday cross over into the world of architecture. That’s if Lira Luis gets her way. Luis has developed a concept for a ‘floating’ house that could help communities threatened by rising sea levels survive without having to abandon their hometowns. The idea is starting small, with a tiny model, but Luis has her sights set big. In fact, she wants to build a whole floating village. The...




 

 

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Magnetic levitation (aka “maglev”) technology is mostly associated with high-speed trains, but it could someday cross over into the world of architecture. That’s if Lira Luis gets her way. Luis has developed a concept for a ‘floating’ house that could help communities threatened by rising sea levels survive without having to abandon their hometowns. The idea is starting small, with a tiny model, but Luis has her sights set big. In fact, she wants to build a whole floating village.


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