Japan repeats history with record-breaking Maglev train

The new Japanese maglev became the fastest train in the world after traveling at 603 km/h on a test run near Mount Fuji last year, breaking its own world record of 590 km/h, set the previous week.

Maglev trains — already operating at slower speeds in Shanghai and Changsha, in China, and Incheon, in South Korea — use magnetic repulsion both to levitate the train up from the ground, which reduces friction, and to propel it forward.

[Via: edition.cnn.com]

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