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Ray Goes for a Ride

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As part of the full court press to get Americans onboard with Japanese tech, Japanese company JR Central took the U.S. transpo secretary on a 300 mph maglev ride today. The floating trains are probably a bit beyond us for the moment — we don't even quite have non-magnetic high-speed rail yet — but Japan's plenty proven in the regular bullet-train arena too. Still, their trains, like their crazy cell phones, may end up being "enviable but non-compatible" with American standards. [AP]