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(Daily Mail) China has started looking into creating a 'high-speed flying train' that could reach speeds of 2,485 mph (4,000km/h), according to state-run space contractors.
The 'flying train' is a passenger pod that travels through a vacuum tube using magnetic levitation - similar to Elon Musk's Hyperloop, which is looking to reach speeds of 760 mph (1,200 km/h).
If the project goes through as planned, this super train could move at four times the speed of commercial flights and three times the speed of sound.

Is China firm's plan to develop 4,000 km/h train just pipe dream? Would this be too risky?


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Again, China is decades behind the world. Europe used to have its Concorde civilian airplane that could fly at mach 2. It was retired for "safety reasons" although it never had an accident. Then again, what is the point of flying that fast?? Aren't we supposed to minimise our footprint on planet Earth? The energy needed to propel these machines at such speeds will be staggering. We obviously need more hurricanes, typhoons, floods to bring a modicum of reason to people...

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seneca Post time: 2017-9-1 11:45
Again, China is decades behind the world. Europe used to have its Concorde civilian airplane that  ...

re: need more hurricanes, typhoons, floods to bring a modicum of reason to people...

well, maybe they want to beat the brits...

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seneca Post time: 2017-9-1 11:45
Again, China is decades behind the world. Europe used to have its Concorde civilian airplane that  ...

re: . It was retired for "safety reasons

It wasn't..
It drove people crazy with the noise...

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emanreus Post time: 2017-9-1 15:14
re: . It was retired for "safety reasons

It wasn't..

What you call "the noise" was in fact Berethoven's Ninth Symphony! Everyone can tell Beethoven apart from noise - everybody but you!

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