Skip to comments.Vacuum Tube Company Is Building A 3-Mile Hyperloop-Like Transport System
Posted on 07/17/2013 5:32:54 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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Hyperloop transportation referred to ... as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table" is a super fast tubular transport system with the ability to theoretically send someone from New York to L.A. in 30 minutes.
Utilizing vacuum-sealed tubes, six-person capsules could be propelled up to speeds of 4,000 miles per hour. All while only feeling the G-forces similar to a car ride.
Colorado-based company, ET3, is planning to build and test its own version of such a system, Yahoo reports, though they are calling it "Evacuated Tube Transport." ET3 will build a three-mile-long version to test by the end of 2013.
With prototypes already constructed, ET3's pioneering foray into Evacuated Tube Transportation could quickly move the new travel system from science fiction dream into a feasible reality.
ET3 has released a video detailing their system and how it will work, which you can watch below.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
Everything old is new again! Can’t they come up with a new idea?
Oh, this again.
Kewel...but why would anyone want to go to either place?
No way I’d do that.
But Scotty could beam me up.
yes please give me another fixed-path transport system. that the government can search me invasively like a prisoner on Oz before i get to use it.
Imagine the possibilities...from the Mile High Club to the 6,500 k/hr club.
Does it suck? or blow?
Zero carbon footprint.
But only for the special people.
Like the special people in the US Congress
who really belong on the Moon for all the useless
“good” they do while groveling to Communists
and al Qaeda as they destroy Freedom.
I would LOVE to volunteer most members of this administration for the first few test runs.
is a vacuum tube...
I can envision a lot of bad things happening with this idea.
You go first . . .
Nothing has a “0” carbon footprint.
Probably feels like being shot with a .22-250 at point blank range.
Will the three-mile track be circular or straight?
Either way, 4000 mph around a mileish-diameter corner would result in quite a bit of radial g force, but probably less than accelerating and decelerating 0-4000mph-0 in a straight line.
Me, I like vacuum tubes in my stereo.
What could possibly go wrong?
There would be no ‘drop’ in a vacuum.
Yep, when I first say the title of this article visions of 6AU6, 6HB6 and 12AU7’s came to mind ... guess I’m just aging myself. LOL!
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