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Jessy 2016-05-10 18:06:35 发表于  [  实用英语  ]
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The underwater railway that will link China to the US

连接中国和美国的水下隧道

China is taking the audacious, if not impossible, step of building a rail line underwater, whichwould – in theory – link it to the United States.

中国正在尝试一项大胆的,几乎是不可能实现的工程,在水下建一条铁路。这条水下隧道理论上是要连接到美国的。

Chinese officials are considering a route that would start in the countrys northeast, threadthrough eastern Siberia and cross the Bering Strait, via a 125-mile long underwater tunnel intoAlaska. The "China-Russia-Canada-America" (doesnt roll easily off the tongue, does it?) wouldbe approximately 8,000 miles long. (For comparison, thats 1,800 miles longer than theTrans-Siberian railroad or four times the length of the English Channel line.)Not surprisinglyskeptics abound, but China insists it does have the technology and means to complete aconstruction project of this scale. Judging by the countrys rail construction boom of the lastfew years (tens of thousands of miles of track for high-speed lines have already been laid),China just may be onto something.

中国官员正在考虑修建一条路线,将从中国的东北部开始,途经东西伯利亚,穿过白令海峡,再通过一条125英里长的水下隧道抵达阿拉斯加。这条“China-Russia-Canada-America”(读起来不容易卷舌头,对吧?)有将近8000英里长。相比之下,这条铁路比西伯利亚大铁路长1800英里或者说是英吉利海峡线长度的四倍。当然很多人对此都保持怀疑态度,但是中国仍然坚持认为这种规模的建设项目是可以通过高端的技术和必要的措施完成的。国家的铁路建设热潮已经过去了一些年(已经铺设好数万英里的高速路线的轨道),毫无疑问,这个项目的建设对中国来说是有重大意义的。

 

The elevator that will send people (and cargo) into space by 2050

在2050年将会实现输送人或货物进入太空的电梯

In 2014, a Japanese construction giant, the Obayashi Corporation, announced it had themeans to construct a space elevator and will have it up and running by the year 2050.

2014年,日本建筑业巨头,大林告诉宣布将构造一架太空电梯,并将此项目运行到2050年。

The company said that the elevator would reach 96,000km (59,652 miles) into space and userobotic cars powered by magnetic linear motors to ferry cargo – human and otherwise – to anot yet built space station. Obayashi is hoping to cut down on the dangers and cost of spacetravel via rocket with the elevator, and they are not the only ones doing so – former NASAcontractor Michael Laine launched a Kickstarter to raise funds to research the feasibility of alunar space elevator.

该公司表示,电梯将送达到离地球96000公里(59652英里)远的太空并且使用机器人汽车运送货物-人类和其他—去一个目前尚未建立的空间站。大林希望通过火箭带上电梯送入太空来降低太空旅行的危险和成本,当然他们并不是唯一这样做的公司,NASA前承包商迈克尔·莱恩也发起一项kickstater的募捐活动来募集资金研究月球太空电梯的可能性。无论这项工程是否能够实现,但是我们都不得不承认这是一个伟大的工程。

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