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kottke.org posts about Hyperloop

The magical Hyperloop

posted by Jason Kottke   May 11, 2016

Yeah, so, this Hyperloop thing is sort of happening. MIT Tech Review: The unbelievable reality of the impossible Hyperloop.

Ultimately, capsules will scream through the center of such a tube at 700 miles per hour on a cushion of air-a way to get from A to B faster and more efficiently than planes or trains. The first public tests of this concept, albeit on an open-air track, will take place in North Las Vegas this week. They’re aiming to hit 400 miles per hour.

And that first public test took place today.