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Old March 13th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #101
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I don't think it'd be any more dangerous than say airplanes, rather on the contrary.
I don't think it will be dangerous. The problem is with Musk's claims about financing and revenue.
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I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 08:36 PM   #103
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Musk should try getting it kickstarted in Qatar or Dubai. Backers of the Burj Dubai would like to boast to the world they have the new transportation method as well. Connect Dubai with Qatar maybe. A lot less politics and regulations to worry about I assume
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The idea is really great, but is it possible at all?
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Old May 23rd, 2015, 09:46 PM   #105
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CALIFORNIA'S HYPERLOOP JUST INCHED A BIT CLOSER TO REALITY

The Hyperloop, an idea first proposed by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, might seem like science fiction: A super-fast, self-powered and practically indestructible new form of transportation would be pretty wild. But thanks to a newly formed company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (not affiliated with Musk), the idea just inched closer to reality.

The first test track for the Hyperloop is going to be laid in California soon, according to Fortune. The five-mile prototype is expected to cost $100 million and be ready to use by next year. The company just signed off with local landowners so they can get started.

The Hyperloop, a 400-mile transport tube expected to cost $8 billion, will enable a 30-minute commute between Los Angeles and San Francisco. And although Musk is not officially involved in the California prototype, the technology could one day speed up commute times between other cities, such as in Texas, where Musk himself is planning another test track.

Since it was unveiled in 2013, the Hyperloop concept has garnered both excitement and skepticism. An air-propelled futuristic rail line that propels travelers between cities at 800 miles per hour certainly sounds exciting, but some have doubts about the technological feasibility of such a project. Transit authorities in California reportedly balked at the idea, concerned about earthquakes and the fact that such a system would have to span all kinds of terrain and privately owned land.

With today's news, the project inches away from the sci-fi realm and closer to the real world. If successful, the Hyperloop likely wouldn't be fully up and running for another decade. Plenty of time to test it out and work out the kinks.

SOURCE: http://www.fastcompany.com/3046535/t...ser-to-reality
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Meet the Man Building Elon Musk's 760MPH Hyperloop: Interview with Dirk Ahlborn

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Old May 26th, 2015, 04:18 PM   #107
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Musk should try getting it kickstarted in Qatar or Dubai. Backers of the Burj Dubai would like to boast to the world they have the new transportation method as well. Connect Dubai with Qatar maybe. A lot less politics and regulations to worry about I assume
They are not that stupid
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... If successful, the Hyperloop likely wouldn't be fully up and running for another decade. Plenty of time to test it out and work out the kinks.
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Old June 12th, 2015, 05:04 AM   #109
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The first images of what the Hyperloop, tubular transportation system of the near future, could look like have surfaced.

The images come courtesy of Hyperloop and UCLA's Hyperloop SUPRASTUDIO, which are together trying to have meaningful and critical discussions about how the transport will shape the future.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/...oncept-imagery

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Elon Musk has launched a competition to build pods for his futuristic Hyperloop

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Old June 17th, 2015, 11:36 AM   #111
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God, I hope they bring it over here to Europe. A 1000 km/h train!

I would love sitting in a coffin for like 3 hours to get from Madrid to Berlin.

I also don't mind not going for a piss for hours.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 12:11 PM   #112
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God, I hope they bring it over here to Europe. A 1000 km/h train!

I would love sitting in a coffin for like 3 hours to get from Madrid to Berlin.

I also don't mind not going for a piss for hours.
They can put "water closets" in the capsules and just imagine 1000 km/hr sex. Forget the "mile high club" or whatever.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #113
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They'd just need a bigger tube for a full size carriage.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 06:15 PM   #114
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...just imagine 1000 km/hr sex. Forget the "mile high club" or whatever...
You're this one guy... hahaha
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I love this concept but I'm still waiting on the magic technology with which they are going to build this thing. The renders show the tubes to be transparent. That would be great, but what are they going to be built from to resist the forces of moving at 1000mph? Also how are they going to handle the heat, in the California dessert, especially since they are sealed tubes, for them to be partially evacuated. Sealed transparent tubes could easily reach 500C or more. You would be roasted as a turkey by the time you arrive at your destination.

I realize that they have to build a test version first, but I would still like to hear some suggestions on how they plan to make this happen.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #116
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In a quick answer i would say that i'm not very in the project, but from i had already read about, i see a very good reason to have sealed tubes.
The main reason it's that travelling at 1000 km/h (1300 in the original project) require a lot of energy if you have to fight air resistance.
So the sealed tubes will have very few air inside to avoid heat friction and to require less energy. And with few air inside, even if they are transparent, the sun light will not over heat the air inside these tubes because it will be so few in.
(sorry,i hope you understand what i explained, but english it's not my first language).
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I love this concept but I'm still waiting on the magic technology with which they are going to build this thing. The renders show the tubes to be transparent. That would be great, but what are they going to be built from to resist the forces of moving at 1000mph? Also how are they going to handle the heat, in the California dessert, especially since they are sealed tubes, for them to be partially evacuated. Sealed transparent tubes could easily reach 500C or more. You would be roasted as a turkey by the time you arrive at your destination.

I realize that they have to build a test version first, but I would still like to hear some suggestions on how they plan to make this happen.
as I understand, this is almost like a pneumatic tube, so the air moves together... so there will be constant airflow I think. Plus:

1) maybe IN THE DESERT the tubes will not be totally transparent. At 1000 km/h you may have alternate sections... 1 transparent, 2 non transparent... the view would still be like a a cinema, the brain combining the snapshots to create a continuous flow...

2) they may have air circulator systems?
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Engineering Giant AECOM Will Work On Hyperloop Project

Engineering giant AECOM will lend its services to the realization of Elon Musk’s dream of an immense “Hyperloop” network that could revolutionize long-distance high-speed transit on land, according to recent reports.

Hyperloop-podHyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has announced that it has entered an agreement with AECOM for the contribution of its engineering services to the project in exchange for stock options in the mass transit startup.
https://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/31...rloop-project/
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as I understand, this is almost like a pneumatic tube, so the air moves together... so there will be constant airflow I think.
Wrong. Please read the whitepaper before commenting. Or at least the wikipedia page about hyperloop...

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1) maybe IN THE DESERT the tubes will not be totally transparent. At 1000 km/h you may have alternate sections... 1 transparent, 2 non transparent... the view would still be like a a cinema, the brain combining the snapshots to create a continuous flow...
All proposals that I've seen use aluminium (not transparent aluminium) tubes. The transparent ones in images are just "artistic concepts" or to show the capsule inside the tube.

The idea of alternating transparent and opaque sections is interesting, though the speed of the car will vary a lot during the travel so this ratio will have to be constantly changing.
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Old September 18th, 2015, 02:02 PM   #120
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Introduction to Hyperloop Technologies Inc.



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Hyperloop Technologies Is Raising $80M, Names Ex-Cisco Pres Rob Lloyd CEO, Emily White As Advisor

Some big moves ahead for Hyperloop Technologies, the LA-based futuristic tubular transportation startup with high ambitions to rethink high-speed transportation services to “work anywhere and live anywhere and be anywhere”. The company has appointed a new CEO — Rob Lloyd, who had been president at Cisco — and also added another familiar name to its list of advisors. Emily While, formerly COO of Snapchat and an ex-Facebook executive, is joining as a board observer.

Lloyd will replace co-founder Brogan BamBrogan as CEO, who will move to the role of CTO.

The additions come at a time of big growth for Hyperloop Technologies: the company says it is on target to build its first test track by late 2016 / early 2017 in its hometown of LA. And to that end, it says it is currently raising $80 million in a Series B round of funding.
http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/16/hyp...te-as-advisor/

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