Jetsons! Meet the Jetsons!
Galvanized by high-speed rail advocate Alfred Twu, we take a look at the world's fastest rail networks — and what the future might hold for high-speed rail in the U.S.
Europe and Asia have proven that high speed rail is a great way to move people, especially using magnetically levitating trains like this new Japanese prototype.
Lots of mattress advertisements talk about their beds as feeling like you're floating on air, but they're all just pretenders compared to this maglev bed that really does keep you up above the ground.
Amtrack is pretty proud of its 150 mph Acela Express. California will be pretty proud of its 220 mph high speed rail project, if it ever happens. Japan is poised to leave us all in the dust, though, with a new maglev train slated to connect Tokyo with Nagoya and Osaka at a knuckle-whitening 313 mph.
As if launching a shuttle flanked by massive booster rockets that peel away as it ascends isn't hardcore enough, NASA is looking into building a next gen spacecraft delivery system. Better still, the agency contends that the tech behind it could improve all our lives.
China is hoping to complete a massive rail network that would help the country cut down on pollution in addition to moving folks around on trains that are as fast as jets. To get them going that fast, though, Chinese engineers are considering a special tunnel system.
So ABC's V is here (episode 2 airs tonight), reminding us for the zillionth time that gigantic, mile(s)-wide flying saucers are THE conveyance of choice for any kind of alien visitors. (See: District 9, Independence Day, the original V, Alien...
Those of us desk jockeys with large desks and nothing to put on it might like this little gewgaw from Fascinations. The Levitron Revolution is an anti-gravity display thingumibob that uses Maglev — that's magnetic levitation — technology to display...
Japan is well known for its iconic Shinkansen, or bullet trains, and while the trains themselves aren't the fastest in the world anymore, they still win plenty of style points. Take, for instance, JR East's new E5 series, pictured above,...