1. China’s 310mph Train
China is testing a 310mph super train that’s so streamlined and lightweight, it can reach extremely high speeds on normal steel train tracks. It’s a refinement of an existing design, making it even more likely that this train will be carrying real passengers before too long.
Even though the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day seems like it might be bereft of technological excitement, those of us at Top 10 Tech This Week discovered that is not the case.
Much to our surprise, we found more techno-coolness than ever this week, with gadgetry ranging from a brand-new bullet train to twin spacecraft orbiting the moon, a zippy new smartphone, and even a bit of quirky strangeness.
Strap yourselves in once again, space cadets, because it’s time for liftoff.
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