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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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Elon Musk says he’s serious about tunnels

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, insists he’s really going to build a tunnel-boring machine to do something about road traffic. But should he? Never say never when it comes to Musk doing something about the … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One zooms through speed test

The newly renamed Hyperloop One venture sent an electrically propelled sled down a Nevada test track at speeds that went beyond 100 mph in just two seconds, marking the public debut of its rapid-transit propulsion system. Hundreds of journalists and VIPs … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One gets an $80 million boost

Forget Hyperloop Technologies: Now the company is called Hyperloop One, and it’s backed by $80 million in new investment from heavy hitters including Khosla Ventures, GE Ventures and the French high-speed rail company SNCF. Today’s unveiling of the new name and … Continue reading

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Commercial Hyperloop race heats up

This is a big week for the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation concept that waslaid out three years ago by Elon Musk, the tech mastermind behind SpaceX and Tesla: One California-based startup is talking about the magnetic levitation system it plans … Continue reading

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Elon Musk wows students at Hyperloop contest

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the top rating in the design phase of a SpaceX-sponsored contest to develop levitating cars for a Hyperloop rapid-transit test track. More than 20 other teams, including a student group from the University of … Continue reading

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Hoverboard company sells Hyperloop tech

The company that brought you a real-life hoverboard from “Back in the Future” wants to levitate you in the Hyperloop as well. Arx Pax, the Silicon Valley company behind the Hendo Hoverboard, says it’s marketing its patented “Hover Engine” to … Continue reading

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