August 13, 2013 | David

I don't like air travel. It's uncomfortable and bad for the environment. But it's the fastest way to travel long distances. What if there were an alternative?

Enter the Hyperloop. Entrepreneur Elon Musk has released open-source plans for a super-high-speed solar-powered land-based mass transport system. The futuristic design would see passengers shooting through a tube at 760 mph. Yowzers! I think that beats being stuck in an airport queue any day.

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The plan is initially to connect two major cities in California.

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