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Dutch study shows hyperloop may be substitute to short-haul flights

June 23rd, 2020 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

An artist’s impression of a proposal by Dutch company Hardt Hyperloop to build a hyperloop system linking Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to major European cities is seen in this handout image obtained by Reuters on June 10, 2020. LONDON (Reuters) – Passenger-packed pods speeding through vacuum tubes linking Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to European cities could prove […]



Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop Train in under 40 minutes

December 27th, 2019 at 3:52 am » Comments Off

Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop Train – Would you like to get from Montreal to Toronto in 39 minutes, in a futuristic vehicle propelling you through a low-pressure tube at up to 1080 kilometers per hour? Well, that soon may very well be possible with the Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop Train. Toronto and Montreal are finalists […]



Saudi Arabia to host longest hyperloop test track

August 6th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Hyperloop would reduce travelling time from Riyadh to Jeddah to 76 minutes – currently over 10 hours  With speeds three times faster than high-speed rail and an on-demand, direct to destination experience, hyperloop technology can reduce journey times across Saudi Arabia, exponentially increasing connectivity across not only across the country but throughout the GCC. Saudi […]



We are closer than ever to achieving the Hyperloop – But not the one we first imagined

December 30th, 2018 at 3:41 am » Comments Off

More recent designs closely resemble high-speed trains. The Hyperloop One’s recent speed record of 308 kmh (192 mph) is an important step (however small) toward surpassing the first goal of the Hyperloop: to achieve quicker transit than other alternatives. But, while the hyperloop was initially designed to achieve 1,200 km/h (750 mph) with a chic […]



We need Elon Musk much more than he needs us

November 5th, 2018 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

Heroes are not created equal. Most people recognize the name Sully Sullenberger, but far fewer can tell you what Alan Turing did during World War II. Fewer still could tell you that Turing was chemically castrated because he was gay, and committed suicide shortly thereafter. But thanks for bringing one of the most horrifying wars […]



Zoetrope effect could render Hyperloop tubes transparent to riders

June 12th, 2018 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

An optical illusion popular in the 19th century could make trips on the Hyperloop appear to take place in a transparent tube. Regularly spaced, narrow windows wouldn’t offer much of a view individually, but if dozens of them pass by every second an effect would be created like that of a zoetrope, allowing passengers to […]



New hyperloop photos show capsule’s sleek, windowless interior

May 23rd, 2018 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Mock-up of a futuristic transportation pod looks a bit like the cabin of an airliner, but with a crucial difference. The Virgin Hyperloop One mock-up has luxury touches but no windows.BMW Designworks. If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a hyperloop capsule might look like, you’re in luck.



Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-DC Hyperloop

February 25th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

A 29-minute trip from D.C. to New York may seem too good to be true. And it very well may be. But that isn’t stopping Elon Musk from pushing forward with plans to build a Hyperloop along the eastern corridor.



Virgin Hyperloop One hits new top speed

December 20th, 2017 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Virgin Hyperloop One sets a speed record and lands $50m in financing.



Denver to Boulder in eight minutes? Colorado will get first test track for a Hyperloop-inspired transportation system

November 15th, 2017 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

Colorado will be the site of a first-of-its-kind test track for a futuristic transportation system that could one day whisk passengers from downtown Denver to Boulder in eight minutes.



Elon Musk’ Boring Company plans underground hyperloop for New York to D.C in 29 minutes

July 24th, 2017 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk just casually announced on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” for The Boring Company, his new tunnel boring startup, to build an underground Hyperloop system connecting New York city, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.



Hyperloop tech company offers first look at futuristic travel pods

April 7th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Building a new 700mph transport system sounds pretty tricky, so one Hyperloop company has decided to kick things off by building the passenger pods first. Hyperloop is a proposed plan to transport people or cargo between cities at near-supersonic speed in vacuum-sealed pods. The technology is just a pipedream at the moment, with rival companies […]



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