Chinese Maglev Train Will Reach 1000 km/ph

August 6, 2010 | 09:50
Chinese Maglev Train Will Reach 1000 km/ph
Chinese Maglev Train Will Reach 1000 km/ph
China is one of those countries that has a strong urge to break records. I love those countries, they innovate and keep surprising me and the rest of the world. A record China is hunting for some time now is the train speed record. And my guess is they will break it. The Chinese are currently developing a Maglev train that will be able to reach speeds of up to 1000 (!!!!) km/ph. Seriously, a thousand! That's just 236 km/ph less than the speed of sound. Which I guess is the next step for the Chinese. Just image riding a train and breaking the sound barrier, how cool would that be.

The laboratory at Southwest Jiaotong University said the train will be developed over the next three years. The Maglev train will travel in a giant vacuum tube to limit air friction. This project, of course, does come attached with a small price tag: The setup will cost about $2.95 million for each kilometer. And since this beauty is able to travel a thousand of them in one hour, it'll probably cost a few billion just to get up to speed. But it's worth it.

Via Ecofriend
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