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Japan places future bet on maglev trains

(Source: CNN, December 8, 2013)

TOKYO, Japan — With the fastest speed of Shinkansen trains at a "mere" 320 km/h (200 mph) -- and some of its technology decades old -- Japan is now facing intense rivalry not only from European train giants France and Germany, but also China, whose 10,000-km (6,200 miles) "gaotie" track currently in operation is the world's longest high-speed rail network.

Full story: CNN

Monday, December 9, 2013

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