A team lead by Dr Deng Zigang at Southwest Jiaotong University in China have built a maglev train with the potential to reach 1,800 mph (2,900 km/h) (Photo: Imagechina)
A vacuum tube is used to minimize air pressure, increasing the potential speed and improve energy efficiency (Photo: Imagechina)
A small, prototype ring has reached 30 mph (50 km/h) in tests, with the speed limited by the ring's radius (Photo: Imagechina)
Dr Zigang studies a model of a potential maglev track (Photo: Imagechina)
Scientists at Southwest Jiaotong University in China have reportedly built a maglev train that could reach 1,800 mph (2,900 km/h). According to The Daily Mail, a vacuum is used to minimize air resistance. Project lead Dr Deng Zigang claims it could be used for military or space launch systems.
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