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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Japan's Maglev Train Sets New Speed Record

Japan's new maglev train has set a new world's speed record during a test run.

According to The Guardian (U.K.):
Japan has again demonstrated its prowess in high-speed rail travel after its state-of-the-art maglev train set a world record of just over 600km/h (373mph), just days after it broke its previous 12-year-old record. 
The seven-car maglev – short for “magnetic levitation” – reached a top speed of 603km/h on Tuesday during what officials described as a “comfortable” zip along a test track near Mount Fuji. 
The Lo Series train, carrying 49 Central Japan Railway employees, managed nearly 11 seconds at over 600km/h during its 1.8km journey, the company said.
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