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Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes Headway in DC

Permit allows preliminary digging at abandoned lot

(Newser) - Elon Musk's dream of building a hyperloop that can move people between Washington, DC, and New York City in 29 minutes may be a small step closer to becoming a distant reality. A Nov. 29 permit issued by DC's Department of Transportation allows Musk's Boring Company to...

In First Test, Hyperloop Pod Hits 192mph in 5 Seconds

Hyperloop One calls it a success

(Newser) - Humans are one step closer to traveling in tubes after Hyperloop One conducted the first test of its hyperloop pod last weekend in the Nevada desert, Wired reports. The 28-foot-long pod hit speeds of 192mph in about five seconds using electricity to generate more than 3,000 horsepower while traveling...

Elon Musk Jumped the Gun on NY-DC Hyperloop News

Says he got verbal approval, then walked that back

(Newser) - Elon Musk appears to have jumped the gun Thursday when he announced some very exciting news for his Boring Company. "Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins," he tweeted . But building a tunnel to blast passengers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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