SYSTEMS: There isn't anything unusual about incredibly wealthy people wanting to change the world - not least in terms of how people travel around it (including low orbit). So here comes another idea: a hi-tech system to take passengers between in Los Angeles and San Francisco in around 30 minutes. Read the full story on The Guardian.
Billionaire investor Elon Musk has unveiled plans for a "Hyperloop" transport system he hopes will one day shuttle passengers and cars between Los Angeles and San Francisco travelling faster than the speed of sound.
After almost a year of speculation, Musk outlined his plans for the system Monday in a blog post and a 57-page PDF.
People and cars would be transported between cities inside aluminium pods travelling a speed of up to 800 miles per hour inside elevated tubes.
Read the full story on The Guardian