Fastest trains – Offers the highest speed

Fastest trains - Maglev - Coming out - Pudong International Airport - Shanghai, China

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

Fastest trains - Frecciarossa 1000 - Rome Termini-Milan, Italy

Fastest trains - AVE-Class 103 - Vinaixa, Catalonia, Spain

Fastest trains - 3 x ICE3 - At Cologne main-station, Germany

Fastest trains - Eurostar-E320 - 4013-4014 - At Arnhem Centraal-station, Netherlands

Fastest trains - TGV - Train set 4525 as TGV 9826 - Near Marseille, France

Fastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound train

Fastest trains – Offers the highest speed

Traveling by high-speed rail can be an interesting experience. Its speed is breathtaking and reaches hundreds of kilometers per hour. Super trains that can be used to travel around the world. Is there a new era of technologies, that can definitely impact the quality of transport?

The fastest rail connections:

 
Fastest trains - Maglev - Train panoramaFastest trains - Shanghai Transrapid trainShanghai Maglev Train LineThe Shanghai Transrapid maglev train - Shanghai, ChinaMaglev – In approx 8 min. covers a distance 30 km
 
 


Fastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2016 - Departs from Shanghai Station - Shanghai, ChinaFastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2053 - In Jinhua, ChinaCR400AF-A-2110 as G1731 - Enters into Hangzhoudong Station, ChinaG1305 - Approaches to Dongxiao Signal Base, ChinaFuxing Hao – The Chinese railway also ranks second
 
 


Fastest trains - Frecciarossa 1000 - ETR400-49 - Santa Lucia station - Venice, ItalyFastest trains - Frecciarossa - 1000 - ItalyFrecciarossa - Tiburtina station - Rome, ItalyFrecciarossa - ETR-400 - Tiburtina train station - Rome, ItalyFrecciarossa – Experts describe most beautiful in world
 
 


Fastest trains - Shinkansen - Okayama station, JapanFastest trains - N700A Series - Set Z1 - Approaching Shin-Yokohama Station, JapanShinkansen - JRC-TEC-N700 - Between Shin-Yokohama and Odawara Stations, JapanShinkansen - JRW N700A - Series F4Shinkansen – One of the oldest high-speed railway
 
 


Fastest trains - AVE-Class 103 - Vinaixa, Catalonia, SpainFastest trains - AVE Class 103 - Figueres-Vilafant, SpainTrain Madrid-Barcelona Siemens - Station Saragossa-Delicias, SpainFast Train Spain - Siemens - Bridge Macanet-MassanesAVE Class 103 – Drive along the entire length of train
 
 


Fastest trains - ICE3 - DB long-distance transport - Eschweiler, GermanyFastest trains - Train DB to Frankfurt, GermanyICE3 - At Cologne main-station, GermanyICE-1539 - At Berlin Hauptbahnhof, GermanyICE3 – These Intercity trains are among the fastest in     Germany
 


Fastest trains - Eurostar e320 - (15-10-2015)Fastest trains - Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station - Paris, FranceTrain service coming from London - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, NetherlandsTrain service - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, NetherlandsEurostar E320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel
 
 


Fastest trains - TGV - The intersection of three networksFastest trains - TGV - Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, BelgiumTGV - Train at Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, BelgiumTGV - Fampoux, FranceTGV – High-speed trains are the pride and symbol of     France
 


Fastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound train - TaiwanFastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound trainTHSR 700T - Southbound train - Passing in the eveningTaiwan High Speed 700T train - Taichung-Station, TaiwanTHSR 700T – Taiwanese variant of Japanese     Shinkansen
 


Fastest trains - ED250 Pendolino - At Warsaw  Central Train station, PolandFastest trains - ED250 Pendolino - PKP Intercity - Krakow, PolandPKP Intercity on the railway line No. 8 near Slomniki, PolandExpress Intercity Premium - At the 2nd platform - Wroclaw Glowny station, PolandED250 Pendolino – High-speed railway in Poland
 
 


ED250 Pendolino – High-speed railway in Poland

ED250 Pendolino - Two train sets - At Gdansk Glowny station

ED250 Pendolino - PKP Intercity on the railway line No. 8

ED250 Pendolino - Katowice, Poland

ED250 Pendolino - At Warsaw  Central Train station, Poland

ED250 Pendolino - PKP Intercity - Krakow, Poland

PKP Intercity on the railway line No. 8 near Slomniki, Poland

PKP-EIP - Front at first presentation - At Wroclaw Main Station, Poland

Express Intercity Premium - At the 2nd platform - Wroclaw Glowny station, Poland

ED250 Pendolino – High-speed railway in Poland

  • Speed: 230 km/h
  • Location: Poland
  • Route: Warsaw – Bielsko-Biala, Gliwice, Gdynia, Jelenia Gora, Katowice, Kolobrzeg, Krakow, Rzeszow                   and Wroclaw
  • Number of seats:
  • Commencement of exploitation: December 14, 2014

ED250 Pendolino – High-speed rail also operates in Poland. Trains in the Express InterCity Premium category have been running since December 14, 2014 and serve the connections between Warsaw and Bielsko-Biala, Gliwice, Gdynia, Jelenia Gora, Katowice, Kolobrzeg, Krakow, Rzeszow and Wroclaw. The maximum speed at which EIP trains run is 200 km / h. Which is the highest speed achieved in Poland in regular operation with passengers. The speed of 200 km / h is developed on the approximately 140 km section of the railway line No. 4, known as the Central Railway Main Line.

EIP trains are air-conditioned and allow the transport of bicycles. They have a bar area, a quiet area, and free snacks are available there.

On August 12, 2013, the train, brought from Italy, was presented at the Wroclaw Glowny station.

Brown-black carpenter ant – Camponotus ligniperda

Brown-black carpenter ant - Camponotus ligniperda - In old oakBrown-black carpenter ant - Camponotus ligniperda - WorkerBrown-black carpenter ant - QueenBrown-black carpenter ant - Camponotus ligniperdaCamponotus ligniperda - DorsalCamponotus ligniperda - Head viewCamponotus ligniperda - Profile viewCamponotus ligniperda - Queen - (11-06-2013)

Brown-black carpenter ant – Camponotus ligniperda – Builds nests in decaying tree trunks

Brown-black carpenter ant – It is a species of the largest Polish and European ant inhabiting forests and open areas overgrown with shrubs. Adult specimens range from 6 to 18 mm. Workers live over 10 years. They build nests in decaying tree trunks and large trees in the underground part. Sometimes they choose old decaying wooden buildings as their nests.

While these ants may appear to feed on wood, they do not actually digest cellulose. On hot days they become aggressive and can even bite people severely. Their bites are painful and stinging.

Aston Martin Valkyrie – Fastest street car in the world

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-Pro - Geneva International Motor Show - Le Grand-Saconnex (2018-03-07)Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-Pro - GIMS - Le Grand-Saconnex (2019-03-04)Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-Pro 6.5 (Front) - Geneva International Motor Show - Le Grand-Saconnex (2019-08-31)Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-Pro 6.5 (Interior) - Gaydon (2019-08-31)Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-Pro 6.5 (Rear) - Gaydon (2019-08-31)

 

Valkyrie - Verification Prototype - Geneva International Motor Show - Le Grand-Saconnex (2019-03-05)Valkyrie (interior) - Verification Prototype - Geneva International Motor Show - Le Grand-Saconnex (2019-03-06)Valkyrie (rearview) - Verification Prototype - Geneva International Motor Show - Le Grand-Saconnex (2019-03-06)Valkyrie - Companys HQ in Gaydon-UK (2018-11-19)Valkyrie - Geneva International Motor Show - Le Grand-Saconnex (2019-03-04)

 

Aston Martin Valkyrie – Fastest street car in the world

Aston Martin Valkyrie – Supercar was created as a result of cooperation between three giants. Aston Martin, the Red Bull Racing team and Adrian Newey, a British Formula 1 technical specialist. Initially, the project was known as the Nebula (producers acronym). Ultimately, however, it hit the market as Valkyrie. Continuing the brand’s tradition, that’s why the names of subsequent models start with the letter „V”. Related to high performance vehicles.
Vehicle has already been recognized as the fastest street car in the world. Its uniqueness is also demonstrated by the limited number of copies. Only 150 Valkyrie will be created (and 25 in a special racing version). Each of them will cost $ 3.2 million.
And each will be equipped with a Cosworth’s 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine, with power 1130 HP. Such is enough to accelerate the vehicle to 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds. The engine supports an additional 160 HP from the battery system. This in turn makes Valkyrie one of the most powerful hybrid vehicles.
Interior of Aston Martin Valkyrie is highly personalized. The seats are created by 3D scanning. So that they best fit the shape of the driver. By using carbon fiber, it was possible to achieve a very low vehicle weight. Valkyrie weighs „only” 1030 kg.
One of the 150 copies of the superauto was sold in the Aston Martin salon in Warsaw. For a record amount of over PLN 15 million. So Valkyrie is the most expensive car in history, bought in Poland.

New type of clouds – Asperitas (Undulatus asperatus)

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New type of clouds – Asperitas (Undulatus asperatus)

New type of clouds – Asperitas (formerly known as Undulatus asperatus). Meteorologists distinguish 10 types of clouds. But a certain mysterious formation discovered a decade ago. We are stubbornly involved in this degree that a separate variety has been introduced especially for it – for the first time in 60 years! It was introduced to the classification by the founder of cloud appreciation society, Gavin Pretor-Pinney. This is the first since 1951 (after cirrus intortus) added to the New International Cloud Atlas of the World Meteorological Organization. Which new edition appeared in 2017 What separates the so-called. Asperitas (what in translation means as much as “Stormy”) from other clouds, is their uneven and very uneven basis. This formation rarely appears in Poland, for this in the USA is observed regularly. Especially in the areas of the Great Plain, East of the Rocky Mountains.
Since their discovery, in the United States, there were observed m. In. In Norway, Scotland, France, Estonia and Poland.

Quantity Earth moons – Two additional pseudo-moons

Quantity Earth moons - Kazimierz Kordylewski - 1964Quantity Earth moons - Libration point L4 - diagramQuantity Earth moons - Arrangement of libration points L4 and L5

Quantity Earth moons – Two additional pseudo-moons

Quantity Earth moons – Well, it has two additional, or more precisely, pseudo-moons. These are dust clouds located in the L4 and L5 libration points of the Earth-Moon system. Although it was discovered in the 1950s, it was not until 2018 that Hungarian scientists were able to measure the polarization of their light. Clearly confirming these objects. For the first time they were noticed by the Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski and hence their name – the moons of Kordylewski. In 1956, he noticed the dust structure that he managed to photograph five years later. Specialists for decades have tried to find hard evidence for their presence. Which was not an easy task: K.Kordylewski was observing from Kasprowy Wierch and this winter. Only a few times they were observed and photographed

Ricinus communis – Castor oil plant

Ricinus communis - Southern MexicoRicinus communis - Botanic Garden (Frankfurt, Germany)Ricinus communis - Venezuela
 
 
 
 
 
Ricinus communis - Castor oil plant (1)Ricinus communis - Castor oil plant (2)

Ricinus communis – Castor oil plant

Ricinus communis – It probably comes from the north of Africa. It is a 10-meter tall plant that enjoys great popularity in gardening.

  • Deadly dose: 15 – 20 seeds
  • Death: to 1 week
  • Poison: ricin
  • Aftermath: renal, liver and spleen failure
  • Where it grows: in all tropical and subtropical areas of the world
  • Occurrence in Poland: artificially bred

The most dangerous are the bars of its seeds, about 6,000 times more aggressive than cyanide. Causes agglutination of red blood cells and damages the liver, kidneys and spleen. The first symptoms are similar to a cold, followed by headaches, mouth burning, vomiting and internal bleeding. It gradually attacks the entire human circulatory system.

History of the plant:
Castor oil is squeezed from the seeds, from which soap, ointments, drops or perfumes are made. Apparently Cleopatra applied it to her eyes to have a “wider perspective”. In 1978, a Bulgarian secret interview was used to murder the writer and journalist Georgie Markov, who after several days of the fight for his life died of kidney failure in a London hospital.

Colchicum autumnale – Protected and very poisonous

Colchicum autumnale - Jena, Germany (16-09-2007)Colchicum autumnale (1)Colchicum autumnale (2)Colchicum autumnale (3)

Colchicum autumnale – Protected and very poisonous

Colchicum autumnale – It belongs to protected as well as very poisonous plants.

  • Deadly dose: 20 – 40 mg (5 – 10 seeds)
  • Death: to 4 days
  • Poison: colchicine
  • Aftermath: paralysis, pulmonary edema, renal failure
  • Where it grows: Southern and Western Europe
  • Occurrence in Poland: yes

One flower contains more than 20 alkaloids, the most dangerous of which is colchicine and its derivatives. Thanks to the appropriate dosage, they can be used for treatments of cancers. Medicinal products for rheumatism, ascites and kidney diseases are produced from wintering seeds. However, if you carelessly handle (for example when confusing with wild garlic leaves), poisoning may occur. Fowl and goat’s milk may also be dangerous. The first symptoms of taking harmful substances appear after 2 – 6 hours after ingestion. At the beginning you can observe mouth burning, vomiting or cramps. Without proper help, a man can die.

Abrus precatorius – Originates from tropical Asia

Abrus precatorius - Leaves and pods, Northern Buton Island, IndonesiaAbrus precatorius - Kohler's Medicinal plantsAbrus precatorius - Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamAbrus precatorius (pods)

Abrus precatorius – Originates from tropical Asia

Abrus precatorius – The climbing plant originates from tropical Asia, it is used for the production of rosaries and jewelry.

  • Deadly dose: 3 µg of poison
  • Death: within 3 – 4 days
  • Poison: abrin
  • Aftermath: vomiting, bloody diarrhea, hallucinations, renal, liver and spleen paresis
  • Where it grows: Asia, Africa and America
  • Occurrence in Poland: no

The plant is not poisonous in its entirety, the leaves and roots are edible. The most devious are seeds that contain abrin. A small dose of a substance is enough to kill a person, and the first symptoms will appear after a few hours – problems with breathing, fever, vomiting or severe sweating. Finally, the respiratory system is completely destroyed. Asians are drinking a decoction of the root and leaves as cough and runny nosemedicine.

Conium maculatum – Related to carrots, parsley, caraway

Conium maculatum (1)Conium maculatum (2)Conium maculatum - Germany, 1910

Conium maculatum – Related to carrots, parsley, caraway

Conium maculatum – Plant related with carrots, parsley and caraway seeds. Its main weapon is the violent poison of the coniine, which causes the man to suffocate with full consciousness.

  • Deadly dose: 0,15 g (contained in 20g of the plant)
  • Death: within 2 – 3 days
  • Poison: coniine
  • Aftermath: strangulation through muscle paralysis
  • Where it grows: Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Occurrence in Poland: yes

Coniine easily penetrates the skin and respiratory system. However, the biggest danger is an easy mistake with the vegetable. At first, the poison has a stimulating effect and then starts blocking the spinal cord’s commands. In this way, muscle paralysis and strangulation occur.

History of the plant:
In ancient Greece and Rome often used during the execution. It enjoyed great popularity among the poisoners (allegedly, Socrates was executed with its help). In Europe, it appeared in the Middle Ages, and gradually disappeared during the 20th century. In the meadows and along roads, it began to grow massively in the 80’s.

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