Hyperloop Could Totally Work. But Will It Ever Happen?

As enamored as you are with the idea, your gut says that Elon Musk's Hyperloop is never going to happen. The good news is that the tech, according to experts we've talked to, is actually feasible. That bad news? That might not matter. Musk's plan is futuristic, beautiful, and sound. It just might be more ambitious than … » 8/15/13 1:03pm 8/15/13 1:03pm

The Taiwanese Animated Take On Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is Ridiculous

Once again proving that Taiwanese news is superior to our news, the NMA animated take on Elon Musk's Hyperloop is one that will leave passengers naked and send cars flying into the Hollywood sign. I must have missed that in the technical document. » 8/14/13 12:21pm 8/14/13 12:21pm

A Physicist Explains The Three Biggest Challenges For The Hyperloop

We're fortunate in that we have a real physicist, Dr.Stephen Granade, on call to answer both my inane questions and sometimes more important stuff. This time we have something in the latter category. I sent him Musk's Hyperloop PDF and asked for his assessment. Here's what we got. » 8/13/13 1:54pm 8/13/13 1:54pm

Our Hyperloop Liveblog Starts Right Right Now

In just a few minutes, Elon Musk will finally reveal his plans for the Hyperloop, a revolutionary transit system that's capable of getting you from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in 30 minutes flat. At 5 pm, he'll hold a conference call to explain Hyperloop in detail. And we're going to liveblog the… » 8/12/13 4:16pm 8/12/13 4:16pm

Five Things To Read Before The Hyperloop Announcement

We're all a little hyperloopy right now, with just a few hours to go before Elon Musk finally tells us what the hell he's been going on about with this whole shooting people in tubes from LA to SF thing. Since he stayed up all night like a crank-addled college kid, the least we can do is read up a bit about it all. » 8/12/13 3:00pm 8/12/13 3:00pm

Hyperloop: Everything We Think We Know About the Future of Transit

On Monday, Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk will finally reveal his concept for a high-speed transit system called Hyperloop. The Hyperloop, according to Musk, will be able to whisk you from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in roughly the time it takes to watch an episode of Veep. He's been intentionally… » 8/11/13 1:47pm 8/11/13 1:47pm

All That We Know About Musk's Hyperloop: The Infographic

As we've all heard by now Elon Musk, un-contented with running an electric car company and a spaceship company, will be announcing plans for a 30-minute round trip LA to SF transit system. Luckily, someone has shared this lovely infographic with us showing everything we know so far. » 8/08/13 1:20pm 8/08/13 1:20pm

The Best Guess at Musk's Hyperloop Design, Now in Excruciating Detail

You might remember that a couple of weeks ago, Elon Musk made otherwise random guy John Gardi Twitter-famous by proclaiming that Gardi had a pretty good guess at how Musk's crazy-sounding Hyperloop transit concept was going to work. Now, Gardi has spoken up with so, so much more information. Or at least, speculation. » 8/06/13 12:13pm 8/06/13 12:13pm

Why the Biggest Obstacle for Elon Musk's Hyperloop Might Be Tunnels

It all sounds so Jetsonian. A new 600 mph "Hyperloop" method of transportation connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco? That's the buzz around the internet water cooler as people guess what Elon Musk has in store for the transportation of tomorrow. I say, sign me up! But if we take any lessons from past visions of… » 7/19/13 1:56pm 7/19/13 1:56pm

The Best Guess at How Elon Musk's Hyperloop Transit Fantasy Might Work

Earlier this week, Elon Musk announced that he would publish an alpha design for his crazy-sounding "Hyperloop" by August 12. According to Musk, the diagram above is as close as anyone has gotten to figuring out how the super-fast transit technology might work. And it seems bonkers. » 7/19/13 10:20am 7/19/13 10:20am

Here's what Elon Musk's secret project might actually look like

For months, space entrepreneur Elon Musk has been teasing fans with hints about his next big project, a "hyperloop" super train that would get people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Now, Musk says that this schematic is the "closest" anyone has gotten to guessing how the hyperloop would work. » 7/16/13 11:54am 7/16/13 11:54am