hyperloop

  • Meet The Original Hyperloop… For Rocks

    Meet The Original Hyperloop… For Rocks

    The Hyperloop isn’t a new idea. In fact, the concept was so compelling that an engineer named Stephen Fairfax built one to carry phosphate ore back and forth through a mine. Because the entire system needed to survive in a dank, dirty environment and have as few moving parts as possible, a Hyperloop-like maglev system made perfect sense. He spent four years – from 1996 to 2000… Read More

  • Small Firm Creates A 3D-Printed Scale Model Of The Hyperloop

    This video shows you probably the closest we’ll ever get to seeing a physical representation of the Hyperloop. It is a 3D scale model made by a nascent company called WhiteClouds and it showcases the teams 3D modeling prowess and, more wistfully, shows what the Hyperloop could be. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Drunken Avatars

    Gillmor Gang: Drunken Avatars

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — turned what seemed like a slow news week into a tour of emergent hardware and big tech ideas. A Down-Under visitor to Robert Scoble’s studio showed us how he used a 3D printer to prototype a Steadicam-like handheld image stabilizer. Closer to home, we handicapped Elon Musk’s… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Sphero 2.0 And Speculation

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Sphero 2.0 And Speculation

    Sometimes it’s summer, and instead of real news like the introduction of a new and improved Sphero robotic ball, we hear a lot of news prediction. Will Elon Musk’s high-speed train idea, Hyperloop, ever actually get built? How sure are we that the iPhone will be revealed at an event on September 10? And is Amazon really building a gaming/media console or is that just a… Read More

  • Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Explained: A Technically Possible Sci-Fi Dream He’s Too Busy To Work On Right Now

    Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Explained: A Technically Possible Sci-Fi Dream He’s Too Busy To Work On Right Now

    Extravagant entrepreneur know for his futurey projects has explained his Hyperloop project in detail to Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance ahead of publishing his blog post and holding his press conference today, and the resulting project is an ambitious project that borders on the crazy. This is the guy who build Tesla Motors and SpaceX, but he actually says he regrets bringing it up to begin… Read More

  • Elon Musk Will Reveal His High-Speed Hyperloop Transport Design By August 12

    Elon Musk Will Reveal His High-Speed Hyperloop Transport Design By August 12

    Startup renaissance man Elon Musk has spent the past year or so not-so-subtly dropping hints about yet another ambitious transport project of his, and it seems he’s getting ready to describe it in more detail. Amid plenty of speculation, Musk revealed in a tweet earlier today that he plans to publish his tentative designs for the Hyperloop system by August 12. Read More