Moving Superfast on Earth

Visions of future travel in science fiction usually do not depict ultra-fast movement on a planet. The exception is teleportation in Star Trek. The Minority Report does show Maglev cars that travel at about 100 mph and can transition to vertical movement up buildings. Twelve to Eighteen-hour flights around the world are the current speed …

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Test track has 33 times lower air pressure as progress towards 4000 kilometer per hour trains

Having super-high speed trains travel in vacuum or very low pressure is an idea that has been around for centuries and the maglev vacuum concept has been around for decades. A maglev (magnetic levitation) line would use partly or fully evacuated tubes or tunnels. Reduced air resistance could permit vactrains to travel at very high …

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China developing faster and slower maglev trains

A new generation of Chinese medium-to-low-speed maglev trains can run at a maximum speed of 160 kph. China will operate five to twelve magnetic levitation rail lines with maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour in cities including Chengdu, Wuhan and Guangzhou by 2020. More than 12 Chinese cities, including Tianjin, Hangzhou and Shenzhen, are …

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China’s planned supersonic maglev transport in evacuated tubes

China Aerospace Science and Industrial Corporation (CASIC) has said it will build a supersonic superconducting magnetic levitation (maglev) tansportation system. Nextbigfuture covered the CASIC announcement a few days ago. There is some additional information about the staging of development plans. NOTE: This is not a hyperloop. CASIC is looking to make partial to fully evacuated …

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More high speed rail and maglev lines in China

China Railway began construction on the 78.2km Beijing – Bazhou high-speed line, which will serve the city’s new international airport at Daxing, 46km south of the capital. The line will include four new stations, including an underground station at the airport, and is expected to cost Yuan 27.4bn ($US 4billion), including Yuan 800m for rolling …

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