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China testing super maglev trains that could hit 1,000km/h

Research at a superconductivity laboratory at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, western China, is gaining momentum for a prototype maglev train that can travel at a whopping 1,000km/h. Lead engineer Deng Zigang told state broadcaster China Central Television that the ultra-fast bullet train, incorporating maglev technology to eliminate wheel-rail friction as well as vacuum-tube transport to tackle […]