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London - New York in under 2hrs... via train....!

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posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:36 PM
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Dont know if anyones heard about this, watchin a documentary on the discovery channel or somethin... extreme machines(!?) anyway back to the point, it was going on about a train, kinda like the chunnel (Channel Tunnel) but actually in the ocean not under it, in a steel tube kinda thing. The train itself would be different too as it wouldnt be on rails but on magnets makin the 2 hour time possible due to less or no friction at all, i thought it was kinda cool just wonderin if anyone else saw anythin on it?! Reply if ya have




posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:41 PM
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that would be nifty... especially if it were an evacuated tube, so that way there would be less air resistance.

i doubt anything like this would happen though... too expensive and no doubt too dangerous in a lot of ways.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:41 PM
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Found a linkTransatlantic Tunnel



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
that would be nifty... especially if it were an evacuated tube, so that way there would be less air resistance.

i doubt anything like this would happen though... too expensive and no doubt too dangerous in a lot of ways.


Yeah if you check the link i posted it says about the fact that there cant be any air resistance if the trains gonna reach the 5,000mph speed



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:49 PM
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You could also find some information in Popular Sciences' April issue. It has a lot of information, and also give information on many other new feats in architecture. All is still in a planning stage though.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by WaStEdDeAtH777
You could also find some information in Popular Sciences' April issue. It has a lot of information, and also give information on many other new feats in architecture. All is still in a planning stage though.


Sounds interesting, that an American magazine?! being in the UK n stuff i cant get it so im guessin/hopin theres a website??
This also caught my eye on the D/C website
dsc.discovery.com...
Those crazy japanese folk!



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:55 PM
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im not sure if i like the idea of being stuck in a tube underwater going 5000 mph. thinking on the saftey points of things how are they going to evac people stuck out there ?



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 07:58 PM
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i think people just sit around an think of new ways people could die an better ways to spend money. This wouldnt work for so many reason, the strength of the ocean currents would tear this thing apart nor could they properly stablize this with all that sediment down there, not a good idea at all, i like floating better. lets find ways to travel steadier an faster on top of the water.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:01 PM
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Yes, they do have a website, I'm sure it should be there. www.popsci.com

Yeah, it does seem illogical though. I mean, what if there ARE live giant squids, where one just happened to ram right in to the tube? Or a giant whale in any case? Too many dangers.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by madmartinez
im not sure if i like the idea of being stuck in a tube underwater going 5000 mph. thinking on the saftey points of things how are they going to evac people stuck out there ?


Yeah i aggree, cool way to die though, god knows how many km under the surface of the water, travelling at 5000mph on a train! rock on



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by Trance
i think people just sit around an think of new ways people could die an better ways to spend money. This wouldnt work for so many reason, the strength of the ocean currents would tear this thing apart nor could they properly stablize this with all that sediment down there, not a good idea at all, i like floating better. lets find ways to travel steadier an faster on top of the water.


1) I dont think ive posted so many times in 1 night and 2) ifya check the link i gave just after it says about the gulf of mexico currents and the like on there forgot which part.

Even if this idea doesn't amount to anything i still think it'd be total kick ass



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by Trance
i think people just sit around an think of new ways people could die an better ways to spend money. This wouldnt work for so many reason, the strength of the ocean currents would tear this thing apart nor could they properly stablize this with all that sediment down there, not a good idea at all, i like floating better. lets find ways to travel steadier an faster on top of the water.


Again check the link, it says about having to put the anchors miles down in earthquake prone areas which seems like totally #ing stupid to me but calcaulated risk???



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:18 PM
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I read about this in popsci. From what I read about it, it's a few decades away from being put on the planning boards, right now they're just trying to work out the theoretical kinks in it. The tube would have to be a vaccume because the resulting sonic boom from going 5k mph would destroy the tunnel. It would be run on maglevs, which is how it could attain the extreme speed.

As for the currents, they mentioned that it would be anchored to both the surface and the seabed, holding it in place despite. For fear of sea life, a sonic signal along the tunnel would keep most marine life away, and that which would still collect would be things like algae.

Just my $0.02



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:23 PM
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Originally posted by junglejake
I read about this in popsci. From what I read about it, it's a few decades away from being put on the planning boards, right now they're just trying to work out the theoretical kinks in it. The tube would have to be a vaccume because the resulting sonic boom from going 5k mph would destroy the tunnel. It would be run on maglevs, which is how it could attain the extreme speed.

As for the currents, they mentioned that it would be anchored to both the surface and the seabed, holding it in place despite. For fear of sea life, a sonic signal along the tunnel would keep most marine life away, and that which would still collect would be things like algae.

Just my $0.02


I dont know you, and already i love you lol I really hope this idea becomes reality, i knew about the vaccume part, hadnt got a clue about the sonic boom part though nor the sonar!!! Im thinkin more research is needed on my behalf, i'll share with ya all when/if i find anythin



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:32 PM
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Sonar part is my own idea. It's used in some naval vessles, and there are some groups trying to ban sonar use in subs because it forces the marine life away. The rest of it I got from that article, however.



posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by junglejake
Sonar part is my own idea. It's used in some naval vessles, and there are some groups trying to ban sonar use in subs because it forces the marine life away. The rest of it I got from that article, however.


Yeah i just read that part you cheat!!! Some interesting stuff on this site! Wonder if the magazines available in the UK? And isnt the sonar a good idea stopping sealife getting injured/killed/etc... by the subs



posted on May, 5 2004 @ 07:04 AM
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Just been discussing this with my mate... What sor of effect would the G-Forces have on passengers? Any ideas



posted on May, 5 2004 @ 07:10 AM
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Irrespective of whether or not it is technically possible, it would have to be one of the biggest terrorist targets around if it were ever built. Think of all those weird al-qaeda scuba guys with limpet mines!

B



posted on May, 5 2004 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by benjj
Irrespective of whether or not it is technically possible, it would have to be one of the biggest terrorist targets around if it were ever built. Think of all those weird al-qaeda scuba guys with limpet mines!

B


If you were to go down that far, you'd need either a) a submersible or b) some sort of deep sea diving suit, im pretty sure there'd be security etc... and does pretty much everything have to become a terrorist target?? It's a technological (wrong word probably) break through, lets baste in the glory of the breakthrough before we get all serious and start blowing it up lol



posted on May, 5 2004 @ 07:23 AM
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I agree, a stupid point, but none the less we are living in a time where overt displays of technology/wealth get on the nerves of the 'terrorists.'

I would be all for it as I generally take one London-New York flight every couple of weeks. Hooray for science!



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