The new E6 Series Super Komachi has a sleek design and a top speed of nearly 200 mph.
A 1954 Escher VW-Porsche Kleinbahn Prototyp in the Prototyp in Hamburg. These little trains were built from 1954 to 1971 and were used in parks and botanical gardens. It pulled 3 cars which had space for 90 passengers. Its not a accident that the design of the locomotive looks like a cross between the legendary TEE train and the Porsche 356. This locomotive was powered by a VW industrial engine and was the prototype of the VW-Porsche trains.
Japan Unveils Levitating High-Speed Electric Aero Train... Japanese engineers have just unveiled a prototype vehicle that flies rather than rolling. The design is decidedly lower tech than maglev trains — the Aero Train uses wings attached to a fuselage to literally fly inches off the ground. Dubbed a “ground-effect vehicle” the train is designed to be completely powered by wind and solar energy — making this a true zero-carbon transportation system.
From D.C. To Beijing In 2 Hours. Evacuated tube transport (ETT) is a concept for high-speed, frictionless travel that operates without fossil fuels, instead relying on magnetic levitation for propulsion. ETT would reportedly require lighter materials for vehicles and infrastructure than current high-speed trains and travel as fast as 4,000 mph.
Virgin Galactic Hits Milestone As Commercial Space Travel Rockets Toward Reality... Earlier this month Virgin Galactic and its partner Scaled Composites received an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration, the first for a manned experimental aircraft. Considering there have been numerous test flights of both the mother ship (WhiteKnightTwo) and spacecraft (SpaceShipTwo) since 2009.
A great set of photos that show how Kingfisher's beak inspired the Bullet train design. Nature-Inspired Innovation: 9 Examples of Biomimicry in Action : TreeHugger
Decorated trains in Japan... Of the countless trains running on Japan's 20,000-kilometer (12,000-mile) rail network, a few are decorated with images of anime and manga characters, colorful ads, and designs by notable artists. Some trains on the Kakogawa line in Hy?go prefecture feature designs by graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo. Yokoo's eyeball train, Kakogawa line.