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Chinese Supertrain Breaks World Record!

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posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 02:06 AM
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The Chinese have achieved another milestone in their nation's quest for innovation and Mankind's overall need for speed. A prototype train designated as CRH380A, blasted into the record books with a sizzling speed of 302 miles per hour. The train reached the world record during an all out run between Zaozhuang City of Shandong Province and Bengbu City in eastern Anhui Province. [

www.helium.com...

The article also states that the Chinese government is investing another 120 billion dollars towards transportation so by the end of 2011 they're going to have more railways and supertrains than they know what to do with. I'd love to ride one just to say I did it...they look pretty darn fancy too.



Here's another link also explaining the amazing innovations China is currently making in transportation- China's High Speed Rail Will Leave US in the Dust
www.treehugger.com...
edit on 23-12-2010 by matrixportal because: added another link




posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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This makes me happy and sad at the same time.

Happy that the technology exists (developed by Siemens and Bombardier). It is very cool.

Sad that it takes a totalitarian government to fund and deploy it. The Chinese make goods, sell, goods, earn money and invest in infrastructure. We make nothing, borrow money and invest in bailing out corrupt banks.

Place your bets on the winning long term strategy...



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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Traveling with the speed of a formula one racer, while reading the newspaper or having tea and cookies.
And no fuel use - Thats traveling in style.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 12:21 AM
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China has a large population , so they should provide corresponding transportation ,which can satisfy many poeple .



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 01:38 AM
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Take the record with a grain if rice.

It was set on a straight level track.
Most countries don't have large areas for normal runs that are straight enough for long distance regular service at anywhere near those speeds

You might find a few areas in the US Midwest or the Calif Central valley.
but runs from say LA to Sacramento you will have a problem with mountains

And there is no way you could run trains across the US at anywhere near those speeds over three major mountain ranges.

A country like Australia might run a train like that across the center of there country with better luck.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 01:43 AM
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Well they have the economy to build these things thanks to the US allowing companies to outsource by not charging duty...



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