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The Imagination Factory - As seen on TV!

Solving leaves on the train line using Microwaves

Every commuter fears hearing the tannoy announcement that their train journey will be delayed. And the fact that this is often attributed to 'leaves on the line' seems incomprehensible. How could leaves possibly cause a problem for a massive passenger train? Can't the rail companies just sweep them away with a leaf blower or something like that?

This piece on ITV News featuring co-founders of The Imagination Factory, Mark and Julian, explains what the real problem is, why it's difficult to solve and the novel approach that we are taking by using microwave technology.


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