Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Tube transport - around the world in 6 hours ?

Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2012 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
One campany is working towards a future connected by a sophisticated vacuum tube transportation system.

Known as Evacuated Tube Transport, the technology would involve accelerating car-sized capsules along vacuum-sealed tubes at speeds of up to 4,000mph. Using this mode of transportation a person could travel across the whole world in under six hours. The company claims that the technology is not only quicker than conventional transport but would use a lot less energy as well.

"You know those clear vacuum tubes at bank drive-thrus -- the ones that suck up deposit canisters at lightning speed? Sure you do, they're mesmerising."

  View: Full article

 Source: Discovery News


  Discuss: View comments (12)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by MindfieldzX on 26 March, 2012, 14:51
Thats funny, cuz Futurama did it. And I am watching it right now, haha.
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin on 26 March, 2012, 15:40
I don't know, but it seems too expensive and dangerous to be viable.
Comment icon #5 Posted by DONTEATUS on 26 March, 2012, 20:29
I can travel much,MUCH ! faster than that little vacuum train that could ! Its called the Internet, really ,Really fast ! Almost light speed !
Comment icon #6 Posted by cerberusxp on 27 March, 2012, 2:34
Like when the Geico Gecko was sucked up the tube in the mail room? I think a human would end up a bloody blob at the other end. Imagine the air pressure that would have to be produced. I used clear natural gas lines using air pressure with a foam ball ( like a nerf football ) that we called shooting the pig. When it came out the other end of the pipe (sometimes a mile or so through the pipe) it was in pretty bad shape.I think a transporter (matter transfer unit) would be a much better pursuit. Remember the Fly? LOL Beam me up Scotty! I think the Government already has this technology. Back whe... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by Ahkronn on 27 March, 2012, 12:53
Like when the Geico Gecko was sucked up the tube in the mail room? I think a human would end up a bloody blob at the other end. Imagine the air pressure that would have to be produced. I used clear natural gas lines using air pressure with a foam ball ( like a nerf football ) that we called shooting the pig. When it came out the other end of the pipe (sometimes a mile or so through the pipe) it was in pretty bad shape.I think a transporter (matter transfer unit) would be a much better pursuit. Remember the Fly? LOL Beam me up Scotty! I think the Government already has this technology. Back whe... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by sergeantflynn on 27 March, 2012, 14:00
Cargo distribution is all this is good for . To risky for humans .
Comment icon #9 Posted by Offeiriad on 27 March, 2012, 15:37
Perhaps they should take notes from Jasper Fforde!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Alienated Being on 28 March, 2012, 3:01
It's hilarious how you misspelled "company" and "transport", but managed to spell "sophisticated" correctly. Lmao. Nice article.
Comment icon #11 Posted by AbsurdistMe on 28 March, 2012, 3:15
Thats funny, cuz Futurama did it. And I am watching it right now, haha. lol Good call MindfieldzX! Fururama was my first thought. If this could be possible it would be awesome. I'm gonna guessing that this won't go any further than the 'idea' phase... at least for a while.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Hybrid89 on 14 April, 2012, 10:42
I think if the speed is progressive then its definitely possible. Liek a person said above when we;re on a passanger plain traveling at roughly 500mph we dont even feel it due to certain aspects. recently I watched a documentary on netflix about Mount everest. They got a helicopter to bring them a third of the way. Leaving them to walk 30Km to the base camp. They said the reason for this was that, if they got a plain ride to the base camp, the difference in air would make them pass out minutes after being exposed and even death after that or something. By walking up ,there bodies adjusted grad... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Papers found on Blackbeard's ship identified
1-16-2018
Archaeologists have found the answer to one of the Queen Anne's Revenge's most enduring mysteries.
Aztec epidemic mystery may have been solved
1-16-2018
500 years ago, a deadly epidemic known as 'cocoliztli' killed nearly 80 per cent of the Aztec population.
Could giant lasers shoot down space debris ?
1-15-2018
A new study by researchers in China has put forward a novel new way of tackling the problem of space junk.
'Ingredients for life' found in meteorites
1-15-2018
Scientists have found new evidence to suggest that life could have arisen elsewhere in the solar system.
Other news in this category
Titanic to be turned in to a tourist attraction
Posted 1-14-2018 | 19 comments
Entrepreneur Stockton Rush is aiming to offer tourists the opportunity to visit the wreckage in person....
 
Dogs could 'talk' using AI within 10 years
Posted 1-13-2018 | 23 comments
A university professor in Arizona is working on a system that can translate animal noises in to English....
 
True self-driving cars to arrive in 2019
Posted 1-12-2018 | 58 comments
General Motors is aiming to produce a completely autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals....
 
Hole in ozone layer is healing, study shows
Posted 1-9-2018 | 8 comments
There has been a distinct reduction in the level of ozone-destroying chemicals in the Earth's atmosphere....
 
Stephen Hawking celebrates 76th birthday
Posted 1-8-2018 | 7 comments
Upon first being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21, Hawking was given a mere 2 years to live....
 
DoD wants to develop autonomous bat-drones
Posted 1-6-2018 | 3 comments
A new competition has been launched to help develop animal-like drones powered by directed-energy beams....
 
New largest prime number has 23 million digits
Posted 1-5-2018 | 17 comments
The ridiculously long number, like all prime numbers, can only be divided by either itself or by one....
 
Bionic hand gives amputee a sense of touch
Posted 1-4-2018 | 7 comments
For the first time, an artificial limb with a sense of touch has been built for use outside of the lab....
 
'Speed breeding' boosts wheat production
Posted 1-2-2018 | 1 comment
Scientists have found a way to achieve an entire wheat generation - seed to seed - within eight weeks....
 
Boeing unveils stingray-shaped military drone
Posted 12-31-2017 | 6 comments
The state-of-the-art MQ-25 drone has been designed to provide the US Navy with refueling capabilities....
 
Spy bugs can now be hidden almost anywhere
Posted 12-31-2017 | 9 comments
Demand for bug-sweeping services is now higher than ever due to how easily such devices can be hidden....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ