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  1. Japan Breaks High-Speed Rail Record

    They’re way ahead of schedule. A Central Japan Railway Co. magnetic levitation train hit 366.6 mph yesterday, breaking the firm’s own 12-year-old record. The speed was sustained for 19 seconds and came three days after another of the company’s trains set a single-day distance record of 2,525 miles. CJR holds all of the world’s major train records but may face competition from the Hyperloop — Elon Musk’s futuristic vacuum-tube transport — which would zoom from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour.

    Japan Times

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