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Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record

(Source: Wired, April 17, 2015)

LONDON — A maglev train in Japan reached a record-breaking speed of 590Kph (366Mph) this week, according to the Central Japan Railway Company -- smashing a record that’s been held for 12 years. The seven-car train completed a test run on Thursday on an experimental course in central Japan's Yamanashi prefecture. The train beat the previous record of 581Kph (361Mph), which has been held since 2003.

Full story: www.wired.co.uk

Friday, April 17, 2015

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