Fuxing Hao – The Chinese railway also ranks second

Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2011 - At Shanghai Station - Shanghai, China

Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2016 - Departs from Shanghai Station - Shanghai, China

Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2053 - At Dongxiao Signal Base, China

Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2053 - In Jinhua, China

Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2157 - At Yichangdong Station, China

CR400AF-A-2110 as G1731 - Enters into Hangzhoudong Station, China

CR400AF-A as G1305 - Enters into Jinhua Station, China

G1305 - Approaches to Dongxiao Signal Base, China

Fuxing Hao – The Chinese railway also ranks second

  • Speed: 400 km/h
  • Location: China
  • Route: Beijing – Shanghai
  • Number of seats: 1280
  • Commencement of exploitation: August 15, 2016

Fuxing Hao – Chinese rail transport, the Fuxing Hao model, also ranks second. A high-speed train that connects important Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. The constructor and sole carrier are the state railways China Railway Bejiing Group. Multiple units are constantly being improved and modified. Therefore, in 2019, the train was expanded from eight carriages to 17. At present, they can carry over 1,280 passengers.

Improved technology

During construction, Chinese engineers created new ones technologies, which increase sound insulation and reduce vibrations. Although the train can reach a speed of 400 km / h, it was lowered to 350 km / h due to the speed limit. The aerodynamic body is made of an aluminum alloy. The train is even adapted to difficult conditions and temperatures. Which in some regions of China reach minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter.

The train is equipped with 2,500 sensors that help to steer the train automatically. Including window control, air conditioning or lighting.

Frecciarossa – Experts describe most beautiful in world

Frecciarossa 1000 - ETR400-49 - Santa Lucia station - Venice, Italy

Frecciarossa - Tiburtina station - Rome, Italy

Frecciarossa - ETR-400 - Tiburtina train station - Rome, Italy

Frecciarossa - ETR-400 - Tiburtina train station - Rome, Italy

ETR400 - Electric train of the State Railways, Italy

FS Trenitalia ETR400 - Roma Tiburtina station - Rome, Italy

Fastest trains - Frecciarossa - 1000 - Italy

ETR400 - Venezia Santa Lucia station - Venice, Italy

Frecciarossa – Experts describe most beautiful in world

  • Speed: 360 km/h
  • Location: Italy
  • Route: Milan – Rome – Naples
  • Number of seats: 470
  • Commencement of exploitation: June 14, 2015

Frecciarossa – The Italian high-speed train connects the cities of Milan, Rome and Naples. It was launched for the first time with six sets of eight carriages, up to 200 meters long. Which housed 470 travelers. The distance of 600 km between Milan and Rome is covered in just two hours and fifteen minutes. Railway is not only fast, many experts describe it as the most beautiful in the world. The aerodynamic shape of the train’s forehead, designed by the Bertone design group, ensures that the train produces minimal air resistance.

With attention to every detail

Air resistance has also been reduced thanks to details such as the door handles on the wagon. The interior is also interesting, mainly due to the larger panoramic windows that illuminate the train. The constructors met the requirements of the European Union so that the trains could run on all international high-speed tracks, and did not exceed the permissible load of 17 tons per axle.

The Frecciarossa is called the Green Express because it purportedly consists of 97% recycled material and has a low emission value of 28g / km / traveler.

Shinkansen – One of the oldest high-speed railway

Shinkansen - N700 x 2 - At Kyoto Station, Japan

Shinkansen - N700 - Shin-Yokohama Station, Japan

Shinkansen - N700 - At Shin-Yokohama Station, Japan

Shinkansen - Okayama station, Japan

Shinkansen - JRC-TEC-N700 - Between Shin-Yokohama and Odawara Stations, Japan

JRW N700A - Series F4

N700A Series - Set Z1 - Approaching Shin-Yokohama Station, Japan

N700 Series - Arriving at Kyoto Station, Japan

Shinkansen – One of the oldest high-speed railway

  • Speed: 350 km/h
  • Location: Japan
  • Route: 2,900 km in length – around 14% of the islands rail network
  • Number of seats:
  • Commencement of exploitation: October 1, 1964

Shinkansen – It is one of the oldest high-speed trains in the world. They were built after World War II, when the Japanese railway infrastructure was in a deplorable condition. Therefore, in the 1950s, a project was created to build separate railway lines, on the basis of which the two largest Japanese cities – Tokyo and Osaka were connected. The route was opened to the public in 1964 for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Due to this event, 66 tunnels and 96 bridges had to be built.

Safety comes first

The construction was a great success among people, already in the three years after it was put into operation, the Shinkansen carried 100 million travelers. It currently consists of eight lines. Which for safety reasons are separated from the other tracks. Together, they are 2,900 km long and account for around 14% of the islands rail network. The 15-meter front is an unusual feature of the train. Which is to minimize aerodynamic noise and eliminate vibrations when the train passes through tunnels.

Getting on and off the train is organized in an interesting way. Reserved passengers line up in lanes other than those for unbooked travelers.

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

Eurostar e320 - 4013-4014 - At Arnhem Centraal-station, Netherlands

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station, France

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station - Paris, France

Eurostar e320 - On High Speed 1 - Near Sellindge, UK

Eurostar e320 - (15-10-2015)

Train service coming from London - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

Train service - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

2 trains - At St Pancras railway station - London, United Kingdom

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

  • Speed: 320 km/h
  • Location: Eurotunnel between France and Great Britain
  • Route:
  • Number of seats:
  • Commencement of exploitation: November 20, 2015

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks in Eurotunnel since 2015. The trains are 390.2 meters long and are designed to meet the technical specifications of European railways. The trains entered service in 1994 for the opening of the Channel Tunnel. The Eurostar e320 was built by Siemens in Germany, and the railway company ordered seven train sets.

European Connection

The producers took their inspiration from the French train TGV. This transnational rail operator connects London with several important European cities and its trains reach speeds of up to 300 km / h. For example, a journey from London to Paris takes only two hours and sixteen minutes.

In 2009, the train crashed due to frost and snow, and over two thousand passengers were stuck in the tunnel. Snow has entered the ventilation system and there has been a short circuit in the electric motor system of the units.

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären

The Red Bear - Freiburg, Germany - postcard (01-01-1893)

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear in Freiburg. Is the oldest hotel in Germany and in Europe. During the very turbulent history of European inns, which is well illustrated by history of the oldest of them.
Built in 1120, it survived the plague pandemic, which certainly decimated Western Europe. Several wars, rebellions and revolutions, and border changes. The city was occupied by the Spaniards, Swedes, French and Austrians. Over 900 years, the owners of Red Bear changed about 50 times. Who stood up to save him from destruction. They served everyone: during the peasant uprising in 1727, they first made it available to rebel leaders, then hosted army commanders suppressing rebellion.
Tactics proved to be so effective that the modernized hotel stands today, and guests can see the basement and a fragment of the floor from nine centuries ago through the glass window.

Gary Gabelich – Exceeded by car 1000 km/h in 1970

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Gary Gabelich – Exceeded by car 1000 km/h in 1970

Gary Gabelich – Exceeded with „Blue Flame” 1000 km/h in 23.10.1970. The average speed was 1001.011968 km / h. Mile, which is measured the speed of the vehicle must overcome two times: back and forth.
The big shiny „The Blue Flame” to save fuel even more. Was pushed by the service car at the start. It further helped him to accelerate to 60 km / h.
During the first run, Gabelich achieved a speed of 993.722 km / h as a result. He drove in the opposite direction, but a little faster – that’s why the speed was 1009.305 km / h.

Until then, records were set with jet engines.

„The Blue Flame” rocket engine was powered by a combination of hydrogen peroxide, and liquid natural gas. Chilled to a temperature of -161 degrees Celsius. As a result, achieved 58 000 HP.
In this way, the engine was running with maximum thrust for 20 seconds. „Blue Flame” was similar to a rocket, except with additional catches at the front and rear for attaching wheels.
Tires, specially designed by Goodyear, had a rather smooth surface to reduce heat.
The vehicle was 11.4 m long and 2.3 m wide. He weighed 1814 kg, with fuel – 2994 kg. One of the biggest troubles just before the start. There was burning through the engine, braking parachute ropes. If you had to stop the car with only disc brakes. You would probably need stretch, a 19 km length.

„The Blue Flame” designed and built by Reaction Dynamics.

With the help of the Illinois Institute of Technology lecturers and students. Dr. T. Paul Torda and Dr. Sarunas C. Uzgiris, professors at IIT, worked on the aerodynamics of the car. While other IIT students and lecturers, they mainly dealt with:
– construction,
– engine,
– steering system,
– brakes.

The speed record broken at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.

This place is located 160 km west of Salt Lake City. Because 32 thousand years ago there was a huge lake 305 m deep. After it disappeared and the salt substrate hardened. It was created one of the most noteworthy places on Earth, to develop enormous speeds.

Gary Gabelich (29.08.1940 – 26.01.1984)

– During 43 years of life, this Croatian by origin. First of all, he won races, and set speed records on:
– asphalt,
– water (motorboats),
– salt tracks.

He died on a motorcycle on the streets of Long Beach in January 1984. While working on the design and construction of a vehicle capable of reaching supersonic speed (1225 km / h). Prototype named „American Way”, but because of Gabelich death. Work on it canceled.

Bengal ficus – Ficus benghalensis

Bengal ficus - Ficus benghalensis - Thimmamma marrimanu

Bengal ficus – Ficus benghalensis – Thimmamma marrimanu

Bengal ficus – Ficus benghalensis – Called Thimmamma Marrimanu, it is the tree with the largest crown surface. It grows near the Indian city of Kadiri. The crown of this tree covers an area of up to 19 thousand. square meters. 1.9 hectares.
Vertical shoots sprout from the horizontal branches of the tree. Which grow into the ground and form additional trunks. Thimmamma Marrimanu has about 1100 of them.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale – Hybrid with power of 1000 HP

Ferrari SF90 Stradale - Hybrid with power of 1000 HP


Ferrari SF90 Stradale – Hybrid with power of 1000 HP

Ferrari SF90 Stradale – Hybrid with power of 1000 HP. – It reaches a top speed of 340 km / h, accelerates to a hundred in 2.5 seconds. In the city it is able to drive 25 km without starting the four-liter V8 engine.
Presented in Maranello SF90 Stradale is the first model of the company with hybrid drive. Permitting to drive only with electric drive. The internal combustion engine has a power of 780 HP – the rest is provided by three electric motors (two at the front wheels and one at the transmission).
The supercar was created thanks to the experience with hybrid drives in racing cars.
2,000 selected clients were invited to view the new work of engineers from Maranello. Cars can reach them in 2020.

Air cost in New York – Real Estate market project

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Air cost in New York – Real Estate market project

Air cost in New York – work on a major project in the US real estate market is now entering a crucial phase. Hudson Yards consists of 15 skyscrapers and fills the last big gap in New York City Tissue. Investors spent $ 25 billion on this neighborhood. Not many people know they had to pay for anything else besides the plot, steel and glass. For something you can’t see or touch – for the air.
Although not very clean, it is in this 8,5-millionaire metropolis as expensive as anywhere else in the world. The reason for this is the reform of building law from 1961 Until then, there were no height limits in the “Big Apple”. In order to prevent the “arms proliferation” of developers, the city has determined how many floors and how many surfaces can be built per square meter of land.
The fact that companies can, since then, simply buy back unused airspace from their neighbours. For example, if the building has only 20 floors and 40. is allowed, the investor can acquire air rights above it and add 20 floors to his project next door. Thanks to this solution, New York schools, theatres and churches are unable to make use of their rights. They gain a lucrative source of income: they can sell rights to space not only to their immediate neighbours, but also to those across the street. In 2014 the church of st. Thomas in Manhattan for the rights to air above the roof received $ 72 million when Goldman Sachs needed an extra area for his skyscrapers.
Hudson Yards Investors couldn’t handle this cheap. They had to pay $ 265 million. But despite construction explosion, the air in New York won’t be long. Statistically speaking, unused rights to space over roofs would be enough to set up about 1300 skyscrapers of the Empire State Building.

432 Park Avenue - 57th Street432 Park Avenue

In New York City, the maximum permissible height of the skyscrapers is decided by the area of the plot. To be able to rise 432 Park Avenue, 426 m high. On a square with sides only 28 at 28 m., it was necessary to buy the airspace of adjacent buildings.

Construction of 111 West 57th Street - 25-05-2019111 West 57th

Measures 438 meters and with a ratio of width of facades, up to a height of 1:24-is the most beautiful cloud in the world. The construction of this luxury skyscraper was only possible thanks to the air above the plot.

Construction of Central Park Tower - 27-04-2019Central Park Tower

The construction of the 472-Foot Central Park Tower is to be completed in 2020 This height was also achieved only because investors bought a lot of airspace rights from neighbouring skyscrapers and used them to build their own skyscrapers.

Nyiragongo – Congo

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Nyiragongo – Congo


  • Location: Congo
  • Peak: 3470 m a. s. l.

Nyiragongo volcano is located in the Virunga mountain chain and although its side craters are already extinct, the main one is one of the most active in the world. This stratovolcano is formed by a group of several volcanoes at Lake Kiwu. In the crater there is a huge lava lake, still active. The temperature of the lava located there varies between 800 and 950 ° C, has a thin consistency and flows very quickly. For this reason, the volcano is a constant threat to the surrounding cities.

The most horrible eruption took place in 1977, when lava flowing down the mountainside killed thousands of people. Magma got to the city of Goma, in which she destroyed 15% of the building and killed about 150 people. A stream of lava reached the shore of Lake Kiwu, forming a peninsula. Another volcanic eruption took place in 2002.

According to legends told by local citizens, Nyiragongo is a holy mountain. The natives believe that an enchanted spirit lives on it, which is trying hard to get out of its earthly dungeon. His angry scream explodes in the form of lava geysers and dense fogs.

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