Alex Goldmark is the senior producer of New Tech City, a storytelling show about how technology is changing society. Subscribe here to get New Tech City shows delivered right to your devices. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.
What The Rail?!?!
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 06:18 PM
In this vision for an alternative train type, there is no track. Stanchions, 100 feet apart, house rollers that propel the train as it passes. The train doesn't fall even as it's nose is suspended unsupported in the same way that a pencil on the edge of a tabletop won't begin to tip and fall until more than half of it is dangling past the precipice.