Posts Tagged ‘Hyperloop’

Yes, the hyperloop is mostly hype. But some people are trying to turn it into reality, as Wired UK reports: Fortunately for futurists and people who enjoy picking apart complicated plans, an El Segundo, California-based startup has taken Musk up on his challenge to develop and build the Hyperloop. JumpStartFund combines elements of crowdfunding and […]

Dec 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Elon Musk’s gadgetbahn concept of a hyperloop that can travel at speeds up to 900 mph from San Francisco to Los Angeles gets trotted out by those who want to troll high speed rail into oblivion. The hyperloop has serious flaws to it that suggest it is an impractical idea. Yet one entrepreneur, Nick Garzilli, […]

Jan 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

In recent days several writers and analysts have taken a closer look at Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop and found serious flaws in the proposal. One of these critics is Matt Johnson of Greater Greater Washington who argues the math doesn’t add up: The Hyperloop pods will travel at up to 760 miles per hour, just […]

Aug 15th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today we finally learned the details of Elon Musk’s much-hyped Hyperloop. And while some readers may expect me to trash it, I actually think it’s a pretty awesome idea. What’s not to love about getting from SF to LA in 30 minutes? Sign me up! The Hyperloop does have some significant technical challenges facing it, […]

Aug 12th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized