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Saturday December 06, 2014

Train-Mounted Lasers Blast Tracks Clean

Laser equipped trains? That sounds like something straight from a bad sci-fi novel, but it’s a fact according to a newly released report from New Scientist. Dutch railways is currently testing out the laser equipped trains to determine the effectiveness of the lasers in clearing the tracks. Fear not for the stray cows, the lasers only go for the leaves. big grin

Dutch Railways is now conducting experiments with lasers mounted just in front of the wheels and angled down to zap away the leaves and leave the track dry, which helps with traction.