Air-Propelled Train

A silent means of mass transit. (Read the full article)

"Air-propelled trains go right back to Brunel and his atmospheric railway in South Devon, England, in the 1840s! The service lasted a few months and was then withdrawn as a failure. One reason it flopped was that rats kept gnawing at the wax and leather that was used to seal the pipes. "
(Carl 1/5/2005 12:16:31 AM )
"...and here's a link to more information: http://www.thehistorynet.com/bh/blbrunelrailway/index1.html"
( 1/5/2005 12:20:23 AM )
"Brunel was there, did that."
(Don Fagan 5/5/2005 5:18:26 PM )
"who invented air-propelled trains"
(jkashjk 12/4/2006 11:54:56 AM )
"how r they built"
(harry 12/12/2006 6:28:06 PM )
"Here is a nifty visualization of the future - from 1958. This is more what Bradbury had in mind years earlier.


(From Air-Propelled Train Design)
"
( 8/17/2007 11:23:15 PM )

More info on Air-Propelled Train

Leave a comment:

Tediously, spammers have returned. So, send me your comments to bill at the site name (be sure to mention the page) and I'll post them. Thanks!

 

 

 

Current News Articles

Bat Bot Robotic Flapping-Wing Drone
'The dark birdforms dotted the mountaintops like statues of prehistoric beasts, wings outspread...'

NASA's Astronaut Rescue Ball
'Ball and closely-prisoned man plummeted downward..'

ARM Wants To Build Brain Chips
'Slivers of microsoft, angular fragments of colored silicon...'

Sky Fence - A Drone-Proof Shield Created Over Prison
'There’s still a protective field over the whole thing. It volatilizes anything that tries to get through.'

Geoengineering The Atmosphere For Climate Change
'...a uniform temperature for each degree of latitude the year round.'

Archinaut Orbiting Robotic Factory
'mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'

Cryonic Preservation - The Last Perk You'll Ever Need
'Is there not also a law providing for voluntary suspension of animation?'

Computers Understand Humans By Watching And Modeling Them
Soon, your computer will be watching you... and judging you.

NASA Asks For Moon To Earth Delivery Ideas
'Authority's 3-g catapult was almost one hundred kilometers long...'

Musk Tunnels Wisely Restrict Drivers
Too many robots.

Robot Swarms Controlled With Augmented Reality
'You're not thinking in enough dimensions...'

MIT's C-LEARN Helps Robots Transfer Learning To Other Robots
'Talk Between Robots radio...'

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.