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 Giant electromagnets to moor ships2003-01-23 23:45
by Flemming Funch

New Scientist says that the port of Rotterdam is working on a system for docking ships using magnets. Apparently it would save a good deal of time, effort and money if one can just flick a switch to pull a ship into a secure position, rather than maneuvering around with ropes.

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