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Elon Musk teases N.Y.-to-D.C. Hyperloop

Out of the blue, tech billionaire Elon Musk reported today that he’s received verbal approval from the government to build an underground Hyperloop transit system between New York and Washington, D.C., with stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore. “NY-DC in 29 … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One celebrates full-system test

Hyperloop One showed off the results of its first full-system test of a magnetically levitating rail vehicle in a vacuum environment, and said its next round of testing will target speeds of 250 mph. The crucial test for Phase 1 of … Continue reading

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SpaceX sets Hyperloop II contest for August

SpaceX’s second Hyperloop competition for student-led teams is coming up in August, with the University of Washington’s crew listed among two dozen contestants. Hyperloop Pod Competition II, set for Aug. 25-27 at SpaceX’s test track in Hawthorne, Calif., follows up on … Continue reading

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Pacific Hyperloop touts Seattle-Portland link

A fledgling venture called Pacific Hyperloop is kicking off its effort to win support for a high-speed transit link between Seattle and Portland, using the Hyperloop system envisioned by SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk. The plan calls for creating a network … Continue reading

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Elon Musk hails Hyperloop and touts tunnel

Three student teams got through the engineering gauntlet and sent their Hyperloop pods through a mile-long tube to test a new mode of transportation today. The pod races were the climax of this weekend’s first-ever Hyperloop competition – hosted by SpaceX … Continue reading

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UW Hyperloop team unveils purple pod racer

The University of Washington’s Hyperloop team showed off its sleek pod racer and let fans take a peek under the carbon composite hood, one week before a national competition in California. For the team’s roughly 35 students, the Jan. 19 unveiling … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding fuels UW Hyperloop’s final dash

The University of Washington’s Hyperloop team is getting ready to compete in a set of pod races aimed at blazing a trail for a new means of near-supersonic travel – but they need a little help to get to the starting … Continue reading

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