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More stunning, but scary, glass walkways in China

Designs for four new terrifying but beautiful structures for the Zhiangjiajie National Forest Park in China’s Human province, have been unveiled by their French designers, Martin Duplantier Architectes. The Chinese are fast developing a love-hate relationship with vertigo experiences in their cities and their landscapes, and the spectacular...

Gotthard Base Tunnel Opens

The massive 57-kilometre Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in the Swiss Alps is finally opening this weekend after 17 years of construction. From Sunday 11 December, train passengers will be able to speed between northern & southern Switzerland in 17 minutes, cutting the overall cross-border journey time from...

Supersonic is back!

One of the key travel trends identified in this year’s World Travel Market – Global Trends Report, compiled by Euromonitor International is the return of supersonic air travel. Thirteen years after the demise of Concorde, a number of initiatives are underway to re-open the supersonic air travel...

Germany’s new ICE 4 train is launched

Deutsche Bahn’s new long-distance train, was presented to the public yesterday at Berlin Central Station. The new ICE 4 train, which according to Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn, “ushers in a new era” comes with numerous technical innovations and...

Driverless buses operating in Lyon

Two electric driverless buses started working on the streets of Lyon this week at the beginning of a year long trial. The keyword is “working”, though… not “earning”! The buses, manufactured by a Lyon-based company, Navya, have been road tested in other French cities but until now,...

Duyfken, Historic 400 Year Commemoration Voyage

The Australians are celebrating a maritime milestone. To commemorate the landing in Western Australia of the Dutch Explorer Dirk Hartog, the Duyfken Replica – a reproduction of a typical 16th century Dutch trading vessel – has begun a ten-week, 1000-kilometre journey along the Western Australian coast. Dutchman...

Virginia Aviation Museum to close

The Virginia Aviation Museum located on the edge of Richmond International Airport, is closing at the end of June. The museum has a collection of 38 military & civilian aircraft, some original, some reproductions, that will hopefully be relocated and preserved. They include a 1917 SPAD VII;...

Messerschmitt Bf 109 Relocated

The rather spectacular Bf 109 that has been displayed at the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (Luftwaffe museum) in Gatow on the outskirts of Berlin for the last 21 years has been moved to the Luftfahrt Technisches Museum (Aviation Technical Museum) in Rechlin, Germany where she is now...