How a kingfisher helped reshape Japan’s bullet train

pCloud Premium

Japan’s famous bullet train used to make a loud boom when it travelled through tunnels. But, thanks to a spot of bird-watching, an engineer was able to fix the problem after he was inspired by a kingfisher.

Listen to 30 Animals That Made Us Smarter to hear more about the kingfisher and the bullet train.

How a kingfisher helped reshape Japan’s bullet train

The bullet train used to make a loud boom going through tunnels – but inspiration from the natural world helped fix it.

pCloud Premium

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.