13 Jun '12, 4pm

2,500-mph train could get you from New York to London in an hour

Nature abhors a vacuum, but transit nerds and people eager to see a science fiction future LOVE IT. That’s because a vacuum is the secret ingredient for this (theoretical, but plausible) superfast train , which could speed under the ocean to get you from New York to London in one hour, or New York to Beijing in two. This ludicrous-speed train (more than 10 times faster than the fastest current high-speed rail) operates by eliminating friction and air resistance that drag ordinary trains down. The idea is that if you could pump all the air out of a tunnel between two distant cities, there would be nothing to slow any vehicle hurtling through that vacuum. It works for spaceships, so why not? American engineer Daryl Oster has registered a patent for vac-train tech, and has already sold 60 licenses. That doesn’t mean it’s economically feasible — we’re talking about infrastruct...

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