If anyone’s going to be dreaming up the outlandish trains of the future, it’s Japan. It’s already mastered the levitating bullet train, which has been ferrying its passengers across the country at speeds of up to 580 km/hour for the past two years, and now Seibu Railway Co. wants to build a train that’s virtually invisible to onlookers.
Designed by architect Kazuyo Sejima from the Japanese firm Sanaa, who recently received a Pritzker Prize – the Nobel Prize of architecture – the train won’t be completely invisible (obviously), but super-reflective. Basically, it blends into its surroundings by reflecting them off its pristine mirrored surfaces.
From our very good friends over at sciencealert.com