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Author Topic: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today  (Read 1605 times)

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
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High-Speed Transportation That's Twice As Fast As An Airplane, Cheaper Than A Bullet Train, And Completely Self-Powered...

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-to-unveil-hyperloop-design-2013-8#ixzz2bm2bAFq5

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Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 10:29:20 PM »
Yes: when I first learned some years ago of Google's support of the Shweeb (Seen operating here in New Zealand) I thought there had to be better (ie faster) ways of moving... but this sounds quite different.

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Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 10:57:01 PM »
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Hmmm... I'm curious... "self-powered"? I hope that doesn't mean what Shweeb means...

Yes: when I first learned some years ago of Google's support of the Shweeb (Seen operating here in New Zealand) I thought there had to be better (ie faster) ways of moving... but this sounds quite different.

Doesn't seem practical. Granny sure as heck ain't gonna like that. It excludes large swaths of the population.
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Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 11:48:04 PM »

Yes: when I first learned some years ago of Google's support of the Shweeb (Seen operating here in New Zealand) I thought there had to be better (ie faster) ways of moving... but this sounds quite different.

Doesn't seem practical. Granny sure as heck ain't gonna like that. It excludes large swaths of the population.


Apparently the shweeb takes less energy than walking, and if you've got someone to push you along it takes no energy at all to the pushee and no increase to the pusher  :)

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Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 01:20:35 PM »
^^ Does Shweeb use maglev or permanent magnets? I couldn't tell from the site.

I'm also a bit curious if impatient people behind can help people in front to speed up, e.g. help push along, etc.
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Re: Elon Musk's Hyperloop details to be unveiled today
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 07:14:12 PM »
The Hyperloop will, if built, cushion its train on a very, very thin air-cushion. Dunno about Shweeb.