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MIT Wins Hyperloop Prototype Design Competition

Over the weekend, a thousand American high school and university students congregated at Texas A&M University to pitch prototype design ideas for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop. The winning team from MIT will build a vehicle to be tested by Musk & Co.


Man Wins Bikeshare Stunts By Cycling Across America

Completing stupid challenges using overly-clunky rideshare bikes is a growth industry, but one man may have just outdone everyone.


NYC Needs To Build This Gondola Between Brooklyn And Manhattan

A few years ago, Williamsburg resident and real estate entrepreneur Dan Levy went skiing and marvelled at the efficiency of the mountain’s new gondola lift. The cabins were so large that he felt like he was on a New York City subway car. And then it dawned on him: Why not build a gondola lift in the city?


New London Tube Map Shows How Long It Takes To Walk, Not Ride A Train

Transport for London has released another alternative version of the Tube map — and it’s actually really useful. The London transport manager has created a ‘Walk the Tube’ map, which shows how long it takes to totter between stations.


The Future Of Rail Travel -- And Why It Doesn't Look Like Hyperloop

As the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised, it is estimated that the number of journeys measured in passenger-kilometres will triple by 2050. Roads simply can’t absorb this increase.


Charging Your Phone On A London Overground Train Could Get You Arrested

What’s worse than a long, cramped train journey? A long, cramped train journey without a smartphone to distract yourself with. But for artist Robin Lee, leaving his phone in his pocket may have been a more sensible option, as charging his device through a London Overground train’s power socket unexpectedly led to his arrest.


Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes More Sense For Mars Than California

Ever wanted to ride to work in a screaming roller-coaster gun? If your answer was yes: good news!


This 46,000-Tonne Cargo Ship Was Deliberately Run Aground 

This gigantic car transporter has been run aground — on purpose — after it began to list just off the coast of the UK. It weighs 46,000 tonnes, is laden with 1400 cars — and now needs to be righted.


California's 350km/h High-Speed Railway Is Finally Being Built

It’s been a long time coming, but the state of California is finally building its long-promised high-speed rail link. The new line, which will see trains travel at up to 350km/h, will finally start construction this week.


Are These The Self-Driving Cars Of The Future?

The self-driving car is still a little way off hitting the mainstream, but when it does it could change the way we travel around our cities. Certainly design consultancy IDEO thinks so, if these concepts are anything to go by.


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