will reach 1,000 kilometers per hour levitating

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Chinese researchers have been successful in their tests for the development of a new high-speed train capable of running through a vacuum tube, reports the ‘China Daily’ media. During the test, the researchers have achieved that the train, which remains static, has reached a speed of 130 kilometers per hour; In the future, researchers they hope it will be able to reach 1,000which would make it the fastest in the world, surpassing -and by far- the Shanghai Maglev (460 kilometers per hour) and at CR400 ‘Fuxing’ (350 km/h).

The test, in which the train has traveled 2 kilometers, has been carried out in Datong’s Yanggao county, Shanxi province, in northern China. During development, the vehicle has moved through a tube, practically under vacuum, thanks to the use of magnetic levitation, in which magnets are used so that the train is capable of reaching high speeds without any problem. The vehicle benefits from the fact that, being in a tube, it hardly encounters air resistance in its path.

In the near future, the researchers, from North China University, will work together with the Research Institute of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) to create a new 60-kilometre test zone. The plan is to exceed 1,000 km/h by using.

China, absolute power

China is the great power in high-speed trains globally. The Asian country has the two fastest vehicles of this type, which work thanks to magnetic levitation: the Shanghai Maglev and the CRX ‘Fuxing’. These are followed by the German ICE3 (330 km/h), the French TGV (320 km/h) and the Japanese JR East E5 (320 km/h). The Spanish AVE S-103 remains in seventh place with a maximum speed of 300 km/h.

Currently, the country is working on the development of other bullet trains capable of beating the fastest in speed. Last year the public railway company CRRC (China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation) presented last year a transport of these characteristics that was capable of exceeding 600 kilometers per hour.

Chinese researchers also presented, just a few months ago, a new train that, they say, is able to stay suspended in the air and move thanks to the use of magnets in the rails. The use of electricity would not be necessary, according to the ‘South China Morning Post’.

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