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Message 1757837 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 12:56:27 UTC

Hyperloop Technologies has secured $37m (£26m) in funding.

But the initial proposed track from Los Angeles to San Francisco has been estimated at costing $8bn (£5.6bn).

Yep quite a few $ and planning permission yet to come.

"We will use the pillars to even out the bumps in the terrain so people don't feel weird."

Well I think we all know who is weird ....

Oh yeah?
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Message 1757843 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 13:28:43 UTC - in response to Message 1757837.  

Hyperloop Technologies has secured $37m (£26m) in funding.

But the initial proposed track from Los Angeles to San Francisco has been estimated at costing $8bn (£5.6bn).

Yep quite a few $ and planning permission yet to come.

"We will use the pillars to even out the bumps in the terrain so people don't feel weird."

Well I think we all know who is weird ....

Oh yeah?


Old tech Chris , if you read around the internet this tech is already in use all over the world but underground insted of above ground , 1 place to start would be a site call Above Top secret ;-) and theres pleny of different sites
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Message 1757875 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 17:11:26 UTC

Old tech Chris , if you read around the internet this tech is already in use all over the world but underground

Well of course we have the London Underground and the Paris Metro etc. Transporting people around within tubes, is not novel at all, but not at 620mph. Might just as well go on a 747 or A380 and get there just as quick in better comfort.
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Message 1757877 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 17:15:35 UTC - in response to Message 1757875.  
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Didn't mean the underground system mate ;-)

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread344006/pg1

Thats what i was meaning
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Message 1757880 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 17:22:52 UTC - in response to Message 1757875.  

Might just as well go on a 747 or A380 and get there just as quick in better comfort.

But aircrafts are also tubes made of aluminium:)
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Message 1757933 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 20:27:34 UTC

Doh, yes we know that Janne. The point is that passengers don't travel up and down the aircraft, they travel WITH it. Do try to keep up at the back there.
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Message 1757934 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 20:30:04 UTC

Mark, you don't actually read this stuff do you?

As some of you might know the U.S. is rumored to have a secret highspeed "VHST"(very high speed tranist system).It is used from anywhere to shuttling workers around secret underground bases,to use by favored corporations,shadow government personal,black ops,etc.It is rumored to cruise at speeds of 14,000 mph!!Making a trip from L.A. to N.Y. in 21 minutes!!!.Id like to know what you all think about this.......start the speculations!!

What a load of total unadulterated garbage ......
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Message 1757939 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 20:43:22 UTC - in response to Message 1757934.  

Mark, you don't actually read this stuff do you?

As some of you might know the U.S. is rumored to have a secret highspeed "VHST"(very high speed tranist system).It is used from anywhere to shuttling workers around secret underground bases,to use by favored corporations,shadow government personal,black ops,etc.It is rumored to cruise at speeds of 14,000 mph!!Making a trip from L.A. to N.Y. in 21 minutes!!!.Id like to know what you all think about this.......start the speculations!!

What a load of total unadulterated garbage ......


Yea why not Chris some of it is hillarious , have a read guarantee that some of the things there will make you p.y.s.l . Even seti @ home has got it's own bit there ( and im not joking there mate )
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Message 1757958 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 22:42:22 UTC - in response to Message 1757933.  

Doh, yes we know that Janne. The point is that passengers don't travel up and down the aircraft, they travel WITH it. Do try to keep up at the back there.

I have never seen passengers travel up and down an aircraft.
Whats matter is how a passenger percive speed.
If it's in a tube or an aircraft doesn't matter.
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Message 1757960 - Posted: 21 Jan 2016, 22:53:35 UTC - in response to Message 1757958.  

Doh, yes we know that Janne. The point is that passengers don't travel up and down the aircraft, they travel WITH it. Do try to keep up at the back there.

I have never seen passengers travel up and down an aircraft.
Whats matter is how a passenger percive speed.
If it's in a tube or an aircraft doesn't matter.

If Elon Musk thinks it will work, it will work.
I find it queer that the op would start a thread in science by bashing right from the start.
Seems like someone is trying to turn the science forum into a politics forum he's self-exiled from.
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Message 1758000 - Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 1:26:38 UTC - in response to Message 1757960.  

Doh, yes we know that Janne. The point is that passengers don't travel up and down the aircraft, they travel WITH it. Do try to keep up at the back there.

I have never seen passengers travel up and down an aircraft.
Whats matter is how a passenger percive speed.
If it's in a tube or an aircraft doesn't matter.

If Elon Musk thinks it will work, it will work.
I find it queer that the op would start a thread in science by bashing right from the start.
Seems like someone is trying to turn the science forum into a politics forum he's self-exiled from.


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Message 1758094 - Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 7:03:41 UTC - in response to Message 1757958.  

I have never seen passengers travel up and down an aircraft.

Which is exactly the point!

Whats matter is how a passenger percive speed.

London underground trains can, on some down hill sections hit 60mph. Mostly they travel at 30-40 mph. To a passenger without a point of reference, it is difficult to judge the speed. Similarly for an aircraft at 40,000 feet, passengers cannot judge whether it is travelling at 400mph or 600 mph.

If it's in a tube or an aircraft doesn't matter.

Sorry it does. Passengers travel along the tube in their container, in an aircraft they travel with the tube, which is their container.

The point is this guy says he is going to shoot people down overland tubes at 620mph. I am saying that scientifically I doubt that will work, and commercially it is doomed to failure. I await to be proved wrong.
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Message 1760331 - Posted: 29 Jan 2016, 12:14:40 UTC

Not a new idea, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Palace_pneumatic_railway

and some other methods using vacuum to propel carriages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_railway
Includes the infamous attempt by that brilliant engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel down in South Devon.
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Message 1760346 - Posted: 29 Jan 2016, 13:09:20 UTC

And there were others, but none proved practical. One became the Post Office Railway, and another became the Waterloo & City Line. Rumour has it that some twerps even proposed a similar vacuum tube system for the Channel Tunnel. So how would they have got them out mid channel after a power failure?

The way forward is the Japanese Shinkansen Bullet train or the Maglev version. I have seen nothing yet to convince me otherwise.

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Message 1760420 - Posted: 29 Jan 2016, 17:23:50 UTC - in response to Message 1760346.  

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That was a very interesting article, Chris. Thanks for posting it.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about pneumatic technology is the scene in "Brazil", when the intra-office tubes get stuck.
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