Two hyperloop developers face-off to achieve ultra high speed travel

March 29, 2016 by  
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The race to bring ultrafast rail transport to America is heating up. A few years back, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk dreamed up the hyperloop concept , a high-speed transportation system that uses low pressure tubes to propel capsules full of passengers an average speed of 600 miles per hour. One company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), is leading the charge to bring the concept to life with a test track under construction in California. Meanwhile, a confusingly similarly named but wholly unrelated company called Hyperloop Technologies has been quietly raising funds to build its own track in Nevada, and the competition is getting stiffer by the day . Read the rest of Two hyperloop developers face-off to achieve ultra high speed travel

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Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers

June 1, 2015 by  
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The Hyperloop  track proposed to offer super-speed travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles has to be one of the most exciting projects slated for the coming decade. In concept, the ultra-high-speed tram seems like luxury sent straight from the future, but Elon Musk’s futuristic pipe dream could be free for commuters.  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO Dirk Ahlborn told CNBC that he’s kicking around the idea of making it free to ride , with paid upgrades bringing in the bulk of the profits. In an age when prices seem to rise endlessly, that’s a pretty refreshing notion. Read the rest of Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dirk Ahlborn , elon musk , free hyperloop ride , high speed transportation , Hyperloop , Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , public transportation , ultra high speed rail

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National Grid unveils Europe’s largest living wall

June 1, 2015 by  
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Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum

June 1, 2015 by  
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Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is meeting with coal bigwigs this week in a closed forum where he will deliver the keynote speech and meet with potential donors. The Coal & Investment Leadership Forum in Bristol, Virginia is off-limits to the press, but the invite-only, $7,500-per-ticket event gathers key figures in the fossil-fuel industry and grants them intimate access to the presidential hopeful. Started on Sunday and continuing through Tuesday, the Forum comes at a key moment for both Bush, who hopes to break through in a historically crowded Republican primary , and the coal industry, which is facing its biggest challenge yet from the Obama Administration. Read the rest of Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2016 election , big coal , Climate Change , coal , coal industry , fossil fuel industry , fossil fuels , gop , jeb bush , politics , Republican Party , republican primary

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China builds new 1100-mile high-speed train route

December 29, 2014 by  
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China is creating a new high-speed train route that is so blazing fast it can take people 11,000 miles from Shanghai to Guangzhou in just 7 hours. That’s like travelling from Los Angeles to Seattle in just 7 hours. China also opened a high-speed rail in 2012 between Beijing and Guangzhou that covers 1,400 miles in 8 hours. Read the rest of China builds new 1100-mile high-speed train route Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china high speed rail , China high speed train , green commute , green commute China , green train travel , green travel china , high speed rail , high speed train , high speed train China , high speed train route , high speed train route China , train travel , ultra fast train , ultra fast travel

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China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America

May 12, 2014 by  
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It sounds like an April Fool’s joke, but from what we can tell, the Chinese government is completely serious about their latest high speed rail project. According to multiple news outlets, China plans to build an 8,000+ mile railroad (sounds plausible) connecting China, Russia, Canada, and the U.S. that includes a 125 mile undersea tunnel spanning the Bering Strait! The plan was announced in China’s state-run newspaper, the Beijing Times , and apparently Russia is already on-board with the plan. While it would be nice to travel from China to America in two days without setting foot in a single airport, engineers around the globe are skeptical. Read the rest of China Unveils Plans to Build an 8,000-Mile High-Speed Underwater Railway Line to America Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bering Strait undersea train , China high speed train , China transportation project , China undersea train , China underwater train , China-Russia-Canada-America rail line , Under-Sea Train to the United States , undersea train , undersea train linking china and america

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How Will Elon Musk’s 600 mph Hyperloop Train Work?

July 30, 2013 by  
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  Billionaire inventor and Entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to transport you from one place to another – just a bit faster than you are used to. To do this, he is proposing to create a high speed train system called hyperloop between LA and San Francisco. So what’s the commute time you ask? How does 30 minutes sound to you? Yep! 30 minutes. Read the rest of How Will Elon Musk’s 600 mph Hyperloop Train Work? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elon musk , green design , green transportation , Hyperloop , Maglev , magnetic levitation , pneumatic tube , public transportation , sustainable design , train        

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GSky Unveils Lush Living Wall at Twitter’s San Francisco Headquarters

July 30, 2013 by  
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We’ve featured several of GSky ‘s beautiful living walls in the past – and the latest place to sport a green vertical garden is Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco! The 225 square foot GSky Versa green wall is installed in a common room, which serves as an ideal spot for the beautiful piece of living art. The green wall consists of 1,008 fresh potted plants, which add a lush aesthetic to the room while creating a greener and healthier work environment. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of GSky Unveils Lush Living Wall at Twitter’s San Francisco Headquarters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green wall” , “living wall” , Botanical , eco interior , Gardening , green design , green interiors , GSky , plants , sustainable design , twitter , vertical garden        

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House Panel Considers Privatizing Rail

March 11, 2011 by  
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After a third Republican governor said no to federal high-speed rail money citing potential cost overruns, a House committee is looking into building railways without federal involvement.

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Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

March 11, 2011 by  
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We’re big fans of all of the futuristic new LED lights that have been popping up, but sometimes their shiny, modern looks distract from an outdoor space’s natural beauty. That’s why we were delighted when Modular Lighting Instruments introduced us to Branch

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