Maglev crash, growing pains or fatal blow?

The recent German maglev crash today (9/24/2006) is not good news for that emerging technology. CNN Article here.

Taking the long view, it should be remembered that all new transportation technologies have growing pains, some like the first train crash are overcome (the opening ceremonies of George Stepheson's Rocket on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway railway killed MP William Huskisson from Liverpool (September 15, 1830). However, some like the Hindenberg crash on May 6, 1937, doom the technology.

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