Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Floating by at 311mph: Japanese 'Maglev' bullet train undergoes its first successful test run

Japan's floating bullet trains - which will travel at up speeds of up to 311mph - have undergone their first test runs.

The magnetic levitation, or 'maglev' trains, use state-of-the-art technology to reach mind-blowing speeds.

The teams behind the operation aim to have an established track from Tokyo to Osaka by 2045, eventually linking the entire country from north to south.