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Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails

Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails
Tokyo is crazy about Star Wars. We knew that much already, but now they have gone and made the handrails in their subway cars look like lightsabers, in honor of the Blu-Ray release of the Star…

Man Mods Windows to Automatically Close When Trains Pass

Man Mods Windows to Automatically Close When Trains Pass
My family and I just recently moved to a new house in a subdivision that’s also still relatively new. Every morning, we would wake up to the noise of trucks passing by to deliver construction materials…
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Train Casemod is Off the Rails

Train Casemod is Off the Rails
Over the years, I’ve written about a wide variety of computer casemods based on vehicles ranging from cars, to motorcycles, to tanks, to spaceships. But this is the first mod I’ve seen with a computer built…

Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!

Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!
The crazy cats in Japan have all sorts of cool gear that we will never see in the US. One of the coolest technological accomplishments in my book is the high-speed bullet trains that can cruise…

Ground-Effect Trains Floats on Air

Ground-Effect Trains Floats on Air
I think the coolest method of transportation in Asia and parts of Europe are the crazy fast bullet trains that blaze around those countries. Researchers in Japan are working on a new method of transportation that…

Sushi Train Restaurant and Game: Sushinkansen

Sushi Train Restaurant and Game: Sushinkansen
Compared to all the other Japanese gadgets we’ve seen, the Sushi Train Restaurant and Game is only mildly Japanese – i.e. not so weird. It’s a literal take on the popular conveyor belt sushi restaurants, which…

Tiny Arcade Cabinets for O-Scale Model Railroads, O-My.

Tiny Arcade Cabinets for O-Scale Model Railroads, O-My.
Now I haven’t played with model trains since I was a kid, but when I saw these miniature arcade cabinets for model railroaders, I had to give them a mention. J & C Studios makes these…

Train Tracks + Vinyl Tracks = Sound Chaser

Train Tracks + Vinyl Tracks = Sound Chaser
This cool interactive art piece gives new life to old vinyl records. Created by designer/musician Yuri Suzuki, in collaboration with mechanical engineer Yaroslav Tenzer, the Sound Chaser uses chopped up curved slices of vinyl records and…

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude
This “capsule train” concept will give each person their own little train compartment fiefdom to rule on their way to work. Their are individual capsules that fit one person, or larger 4-person capsules. The concept was…

LEGO Sushi Looks Stacky and Scrumptious

LEGO Sushi Looks Stacky and Scrumptious
Too bad this Lego sushi is inedible, because it looks oddly delicious! I love the wasabi- that’s got to be a specialty color. I must be in serious need of a snack because I actually drooled…

Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping

Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping
This is a concept for Singapore’s Metro Rail Line so that trains can pick people up without ever stopping. That sounds impossible, right? The idea is that people who want to board the train get into…

Alarm Clock Lets You Know When the Train is Coming

Alarm Clock Lets You Know When the Train is Coming
Here’s another strange gadget out of Japan. This helps you keep track of when trains are coming to your nearby station. In order to keep you on schedule, Yumekobo’s Yamanote Alarm Clock gives you a visual…

Robot Can Predict New Surroundings

Robot Can Predict New Surroundings
A team of researchers at Purdue University have devised a method to teach robots to navigate foreign environments by themselves. Using some very complex artificial intelligence, this robot can make educated “guesses” about what it might…
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