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A solar-powered “Hyperloop” train that could travel at 800 mph

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Tesla co-founder Elon Musk shared his design Monday for a solar-powered “Hyperloop” train that could travel at 800 mph.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 700 mph — not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go.

On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said could whisk passengers the nearly 400 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes — half the time it takes an airplane.

If it’s ever built.

His “Hyperloop” system for travel between major cities is akin to the pneumatic tubes that transport capsules stuffed with paperwork in older buildings.

In this case, the cargo would be people, reclining for a ride that would start with a force of acceleration like an airplane but then be turbulence free.

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Posted by on August 12, 2013. Filed under Science and Technology,Technology,Transport,Travel,Travel News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

One Response to A solar-powered “Hyperloop” train that could travel at 800 mph

  1. is solar power worth it

    September 25, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Most solar power panels possess suprisingly low servicing and possess an existence spam of 40 years.

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