Maglev is short for magnetic levitation, which can be used to suspend objects midair. It has been used successfully in the operation of faster, quieter and more efficient forms of transport. The JR-maglev train in Yamanishi, Japan reached speeds of up to 581km per hour.
Mark Rothko (1903-1970), a Latvian-born American artist whose favoured genre was abstract expressionism.
The Little Maid - wished to acquire a human soul so she could live as a human. Many of Andersen's fairytales are about desire and escape.
Credit: Edmund Dulac
In a corpocratic state, where powerful family businesses (or Chaebol as they are known in South Korea) work in tandem with the government, the Immanent Prime Chairman is likely to be the Beloved Chairman's son. Present examples of Chaebol in South Korea include Samsung, Hyundae and LG. The market value and therefore Juche-worthiness of a Chaebol is reliant not only on its current helmsman but on the perceived merit of its future leaders.
Reminiscent of one of the most famous openings to a novel ever. Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four begins: 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.'
Waipio River runs through Waipio Valley (see pictures here), the largest valley on The Big Island of Hawaii and the southern most of the Nine Valleys. The coast running alongside the valley is often used by film production companies and was used as one of the settings towards the end of the ill fated movie Waterworld. Waipi'o means 'curved water' in the native language, and indeed the river 'curves' its way through the valley and into the ocean on the northeastern side of the island. The valley itself is often referred to as the Valley of the Kings because it has been the home to many Hawaiian rulers. It is regarded as a sacred valley and is said to bestow a kind of mystical safety upon all those who dwell within it, and in fact despite being hit once by a major tsunami and later by severe flooding, no fatalities were recorded. If you scroll towards the bottom right of the map you can also see Honokaa from which Zachry has just come.