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Futuristic 'Hyperloop' Train Passes High-Speed Test

Eventually, commuters would travel at 750mph

(Newser) - The age of uber-quick "hyperloop" transportation had a milestone Wednesday: One of the companies hoping to turn the idea into reality successfully tested its propulsion system in the desert near Las Vegas, Mashable reports. So what's a hyperloop? It's the brainchild of Tesla's Elon Musk , and... More »

MIT Designs Winning High-Speed Travel Pod

More than 100 teams had Hyperloop ideas

(Newser) - MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk's idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed. MIT was named the winner Saturday after more than 1,000 college students on more than 100 teams presented... More »

Tesla, SpaceX Founder Unveils 800mph 'Hyperloop'

Elon Musk finally explains the next big thing in transportation

(Newser) - Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors and commercial space company SpaceX, has finally unveiled the "Hyperloop," his much-hyped new transportation system idea . And it's pretty far out there. It's a bit like a human shotgun, explains Businessweek : people would sit inside aluminum pods, which would... More »

Transportation's Next Big Leap: Hyperloop?

Elon Musk calls it a cross between a Concorde and railgun

(Newser) - Elon Musk is up to something that he thinks could revolutionize transportation. At this week's D11 conference , the Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder was asked about something called "hyperloop," but said he couldn't talk much about it because "if I do, that will be the... More »

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