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Old 04-20-2012, 11:03 AM
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Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

It is claimed to be faster, quieter, safer and cheaper than airline travel and you barely leave the ground.

A Florida company is seeking investors for a transport system that allows passengers to zip around the world in vacuum-sealed tubes, reaching speeds of up to 6500km/h.

In the Evacuated Tube Transport system, travellers would sit in a 1.5m-diameter capsule which shoots along using frictionless magnetic levitation, technology blog io9 reports.

The system would initially feature capsules travelling at 600km/h, fast enough to get passengers from Sydney to Melbourne in little more than an hour.

If successful, the capsules would then be sped up to travel at ten times that speed, fast enough to travel from Sydney to Los Angeles in just two hours.

The tubes would be supported by pylons several metres above the ground, and reportedly cost just 10 percent of the price of a high-speed rail network

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:07 AM
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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

Reminds me of the turbo lifts on star trek

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

I'm not gonna be one of the first people to test this that's for sure, one little fuck up and you won't be able to find your body.

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

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Reminds me of the turbo lifts on star trek
It'll be more like the vac-tube from Futurama, what with idiots banging into each other. We'll see a suicide booth next.

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

Bet those tubes have some sucking power.

I guess it would be a lot like this pic.

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

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It'll be more like the vac-tube from Futurama, what with idiots banging into each other. We'll see a suicide booth next.
lol, beat me too it.

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

May I see the brakes? ... This sounds like a good idea but with the morons and assholes these days its more like a bad idea.

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

To get to 6500kmh the acceleration would have to be gradual, going from 0 to fucking fast would turn a person into goo.

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

Would be nice to get there that quick, but not every idea is viable.

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Re: Vacuum Pipes 'allow for 6500kmh Travel'

Fuck that, if it broke down i'd get claustrophobic and have a panic attack, fuck all you could do either

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