Kingfisher and bullet train

30 Animals That Made Us Smarter

By BBC World Service

Kingfisher and bullet train

The story of the bird and the engineer. How the kingfisher inspired the design of a train. The 500 series Shinkansen, also known as bullet train, is one of the fastest in the world. It is also quiet, but that was not always the case. This is the tale of Japanese engineer Eiji Nakatsu, the kingfisher, an owl, a penguin and biomimicry. With Patrick Aryee. #30Animals
Kingfisher and bullet train
Kingfisher and bullet train
30 Animals That Made Us Smarter