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New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

Piezoelectric technology generates energy from pressure and stress on certain surfaces, and we've seen it harvest electricity from roads and dance floors to power lights and signs. Recently Israeli

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Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Image © AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Junxi In October, Inhabitat brought you news about China claiming to have broken the speed record for locally produced trains with one of their scheduled service trains

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Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

It looks like the United States is finally getting on board the high-speed rail bandwagon. While China and Europe may have embraced the benefits of this green form of transportation years ago, the US was

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China Claims High-Speed Train Breaks Speed Record

China Claims High-Speed Train Breaks Speed Record

China's high speed rail service has been making headlines for months, breaking speed records, and announcing plans to make rail links from Asia to Europe. However this week, the Chinese rail service is

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200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

Good news for European jet-setters: traveling from the U.K. to Germany and Holland is about to get a whole lot easier. German rail company Deutsche Bahn is in the testing stages for a cross-channel bullet

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New Oslo Train Station Features Massive Rooftop Park

New Oslo Train Station Features Massive Rooftop Park

The Oslo Central Train station by Norway-based Space Group Architects is a dynamic multi-functional space that will take a central role in redefining the city's public transportation. More and more public

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Chinese Train Smashes World Record for High Speed Rail Travel

Chinese Train Smashes World Record for High Speed Rail Travel

In another triumph for green transportation, Shanghai's latest bullet train has obliterated the previous record for the fastest high speed train in the world by 21km/h. The lightning fast train was able

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Help Make this Mobile Garden on a Subway Train a Reality

Help Make this Mobile Garden on a Subway Train a Reality

When we first saw this amazing mobile subway garden, we were floored - but then we realized that it doesn't exist yet. That's right, the green art project for Chicago is still being worked on, and there

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China Developing Maglev Train That Can Go 1000kph

China Developing Maglev Train That Can Go 1000kph

Get ready for some high speed transport action - Chinese researchers are currently developing a vacuum maglev train that they believe will run at speeds up to 620 miles per hour. This just a few years

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Art on Track Invades Chicago’s Elevated Trains This Weekend!

Art on Track Invades Chicago’s Elevated Trains This Weekend!

We love seeing eye-catching eco art installations hit the road, so we were excited to hear that Chicago's Art onTrack program is bringing the delicious spirit of decoration to they city's famed elevated

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Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

London design firm Priestmangoode recently unveiled the Mercury, a high speed train designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The Mercury is a double-decker train with a sleek body and unique

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Green-Roofed Soccer Training Facility Has a Field Right On Its Roof!

Green-Roofed Soccer Training Facility Has a Field Right On Its Roof!

This verdant soccer training facility in France shows its love for all things turf by expanding its pitch right onto its roof! The Centre de Formation de Football in Amiens consists of a facility and

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Solar-Powered MagLev Concept Train is Sleek Alternative Transportation

Solar-Powered MagLev Concept Train is Sleek Alternative Transportation

High speed trains are important for long haul travel, but more efficient rail systems are also needed in cities for general commuters. With precisely that in mind, Francisco Lupin designed this sleek

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World’s Fastest Train Rolls Off Production Line

World’s Fastest Train Rolls Off Production Line

Along with the most extensive high speed rail network, China also has the world's fastest train, which rolled off production lines last week. The 380A built by Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd, can go

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First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

The nation's first commuter train using a cleaner renewable biodiesel fuel blend launched yesterday as Amtrak's Heartland Flyer chugged from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Fort Worth, Texas on a blend of

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Electric Train Ruins Reborn into Green Amusement Park in Lima

Electric Train Ruins Reborn into Green Amusement Park in Lima

Spanish group Basurama is esteemed for "generating spaces and installations that make us reflect about what we throw away." Their latest example of turning trash to treasure is this Ghost Train Park in

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New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

Often times standing around in even the most modern and sleek subway stations can be an utter drag. But imagine the surprise if your local platform suddenly sprouted a vast green meadow! Not too long ago

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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Original Sound Track: Toy Train Runs on Musical Rails!

Original Sound Track: Toy Train Runs on Musical Rails!

Musician and designer Ricardo Seola's 'Original Sound Track' is a toy train that is filled with a lot of soul! The train assumes the role of a musician as it plays its track by plucking metal keys, just

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High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

This week the UK joined the ranks of many other European countries as it unveiled its first domestic high-speed rail service. The 140 mph Japanese-built Javelin trains will be slightly more expensive to

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HeroRATS Trained to Sniff Out Landmines

HeroRATS Trained to Sniff Out Landmines

Most people view rats as nothing more than pests, but one organization regards the critters as heroes. APOPO, an African-based non-profit, trains African Giant Pouched Rats to sniff out unexploded

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Wireless Road Trains Keep Highway Vehicles Linked Together

Wireless Road Trains Keep Highway Vehicles Linked Together

What if you could drive onto the highway, take your hands off the wheel, and sit back and read a book? That might not be as far-fetched as you might think if an EU-financed research project is successful.

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Norfolk Southern Unveils Zero Emission Plug-in Electric Train

Norfolk Southern Unveils Zero Emission Plug-in Electric Train

We've covered plenty of plug-in hybrid electric cars, and now Norfolk Southern Corp. is extending the same technology to locomotives with its prototype battery-powered train, the NS 999. The 1,500

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Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

In 1999, The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) set out to create a revolutionary fire and emergency services training facility that uses the newest and most innovative environmentally-conscious

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220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

Travelers going from Tucson to Phoenix may soon be blazing across the desert in speeding solar bullet trains propelled by the sun's rays. Hot on the heels of President Obama's plan for High Speed Rail in

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Kawasaki Reveals The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Kawasaki Reveals The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. recently announced that it is developing the country's fastest high speed train! Named the "Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train" (efSET), the modern marvel

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Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

When we think of air travel, what usually comes to mind is the cramped seats, bags of peanuts, and annoyance of checking luggage. But if Spain has its way, their brand new high speed train network may

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BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Nicholas Furrow’s Strainer Lamp

BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Nicholas Furrow’s Strainer Lamp

We were truly amazed by the variety of products shown at last weekend's BKLYN designs, where we saw everything from timber tables to skateboards on the floor. We loved how designers seemed to look at

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The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge

The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Range anxiety continues to be one of the main reasons that electric cars have not taken off as fast as automakers would have liked. Nissan claims that this is one of the main reasons that sales of the

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Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

Chevy has released two teaser photos of the 2017 Bolt electric vehicle, which is currently undergoing testing. The 2017 Bolt will finally give Tesla a rival with its estimated 200 mile driving range and a

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