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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:20 AM

Japan Is Working On A 300 MPH Floating Train Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-buildi

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-building-magnetic-levitation-train-2012-11
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The Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) yesterday unveiled a prototype it believes will bring faster train service than ever before to Japan.

The Series Lo prototype is a magnetic levitation (maglev) train, floating above its track and moving forward thanks to powerful magnets, the Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun reported.

It will run from Tokyo to Nagoya, and travel as fast as 500 kilometers per hour (about 311 mph).

The idea of maglev-powered transportation has been around for more than a century. The first relevant patent was issued in 1905; Britain operated a low-speed maglev shuttle in Birmingham between 1984 and 1995. Today, only two commercial systems are in service.


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We don't want no stinking high speed trains - ReTHUG governors
Ah well!!!

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Reply Japan Is Working On A 300 MPH Floating Train Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-buildi (Original post)
malaise Nov 2012 OP
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #1
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:22 AM

1. Of course they don't-the airlines are major contributors.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:23 AM

2. And big oil

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:41 AM

5. Hey Malaise, how you doing?

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:07 PM

6. I'm fine - enjoying lovely weather

nice and cool here!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:29 AM

3. Republicants have train phobia.

I think it was exposure to Thomas the tank engine at too young an age.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:32 AM

4. Bwaaaaaaaaah hahahha

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