• The concept was put forward by the Applied Superconductivity Laboratory of Southwest Jiaotong University, and runs inside of a vaccuum tube so that it is unaffected by wind resistance.
  • The prototype is small (only 12 meters in diameter) but handles one of the initial problems of developing a ring line of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) maglev vehicle that can accelerate to 15 miles per hour.
  • Zigang points out that there are applications beyond land-based transportation, including launching vehicles into outer space.

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