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 The service lasted a few months and was then withdrawn as a failure.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:
( 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
Flying Graffiti Drone Will Alter The Urban Landscape
The tagger's dream - lie in bed while painting at a remote location.
Should Autonomous Cars Have Feelings About Crashes?
'Robots have worse problems than anybody.'
M-Block Modular Robots Assemble Themselves
'... as though a child should build from nursery blocks a fantastic shape which abruptly is filled with throbbing life.'
Augmented Reality Ship's Bridge From Rolls Royce
'... the immense, three-dimensional, minutely cubed model...'
Artificial Blood From Factories
This blood's for you.
Wrigley's Anti-Impotence Chewing Gum
'Chew one of these, Mr. Chip.'
Arcology Now Universal Constructor
'... the hotel direly wanted to exist.'
MisTable Fog Display Like SeaQuest DSV
Captain Bridger, a message is coming in.
Full-Size Invisibility Cloak Now Possible
'I donned it and drew its hood, and threw on its current.'
Bioengineered Muscle Grows In Mice
'Joeboys... shoulders bulging with grafted muscle.'
Self-Assembling Nanoparticles Move Like Tiny Gears
'Microscopic machinery, smaller than ants, smaller than pins, working energetically...'
PredPol Predicting Crime As It Happens
'All day long the idiots babbled...'