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Since Japanese bullet trains run on separate, exclusive tracks they cannot be connected with existing railway systems, unlike European and Chinese bullet train systems, which can. Other high-speed rail experts agree with Sone. “There is a real, practical limitation to promoting the whole system,” notes Rapik Saat, a research assistant professor at the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center and department of civil and environmental engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Like in Europe, interoperability is key to the U.S. to ensure competitive and cost-effective development of HSR systems. There probably are very limited opportunities to bid out huge HSR projects under a single package. Japan should understand this, and consider any practical conditions in the U.S. in developing its business strategy to promote shinkansen technology.”

The closed nature of the Japanese system prevented Japan from selling it in Korea or Europe, says Rick Harnish, executive director of the Chicago-based Midwest High Speed Rail Association. A shinkansen train will never leave a shinkansen network in a system designed to ensure zero accidents. For a place like California which does not plan to build a closed system, the high speed trains will be mingled with other types of trains or freight trains. “If you are going to use the closed system approach, the shinkansen does have a cost advantage,” says Harnish. “The challenge is there are very few places where they will have a closed system, especially in the U.S.”
Japan has the safest, most punctual high-speed rail system in the world, but the country is struggling to convince others to adopt its technology.
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Photographer Doug Menuez chronicled the giants of Silicon Valley during the late '80s and '90s.
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Cartophilia: the early telegraph routes were strikingly similar to today’s internet pathways. Charlie McCann traces their course
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In rural Butler, Pennsylvania, hidden away 220 feet under the hills is one of the most valuable priceless photo collections in the world. That's where a co
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Responsive Web Design (RWD) builds on the primary design principle underlying the web’s core usefulness and growth: universality. A content out approach that is device agnostic makes your responsive...
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Astronomy Picture of the Day
2015 July 23
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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When faced with a redesign, the hardest part is often just knowing where to begin.
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Ikea makes a standing desk? 
For the money, the Ikea Bekant standing desk is a great choice for any workspace. It looks smart, the mechanics feel right and the range of heights is massive. Sure, it could be sturdier, a touch wider or have some of the extras offered by the competition, but that would take the price from quite expensive to silly money, especially here in the UK.
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In case you like to make jokes about Comic Sans.
Peter Biľak on the process of designing his newly released Karloff typeface, demonstrating just how closely related beauty and ugliness are. Karloff explores the idea of irreconcilable differences — how two extremes could be combined into a coherent whole. In 2010 I was invited to a design conference in Copenhagen to speak on the subject …
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Discover the emblems of The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
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Design has become a game changer in Silicon Valley. Last year, John Maeda joined KPCB as the firm’s first Design Partner, joining from his role as the Presiden…
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