• Chinese develop maglev train capable of touching 1,800 mph

  • chinese-loop-vacuum-tech-1One of the few reasons mankind ever had of pulling out oil from the depths of the earth was its obsession with going faster. We’ve come a long way since we first stepped onboard a motorized carriage that got us around. We’re now ready to travel at jaw-dropping speeds and move faster than any of our ancestors have ever done. Behold the latest technological manifestation from the east, a super-maglev train that’s capable of touching speeds of up to 1,800 mph!

    Currently, the fastest passenger train in the world is the Shanghai Maglev Train with a top speed of 268 mph. The new Chinese development is a big leap ahead from here and will travel in a tube that lowers air pressure in the running environment to 10 times less than normal; enabling the HTS Maglev trains to reach 1,800 mph. fasten your seatbelts folks. Looks like we’ve got a real quick ride lined up for us in the future.

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    [Via – Inhabiat]

    Topics: Transport Tags: on June 2, 2014
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