MIT students win design competition for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

Basic CMYKMIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’ idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named the winner Saturday after a competition among more than 1,000 college students at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The Hyperloop is a high-speed ground transport concept proposed by Musk to transport “pods” of 20 to 30 people through a 12-foot diameter tube at speeds of roughly 700 mph.

More than 100 university teams presented design concepts to a panel of judges in an event that began Friday.

Delft University of Technology from The Netherlands finished second, the University of Wisconsin third, Virginia Tech fourth and the University of California, Irvine, fifth.

The top teams will build their pods and test them at the world’s first Hyperloop Test Track, being built adjacent to SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California, headquarters.

Miami Herald

  • MekensehParty

    In the meantime Tehran university was studying how much of a woman’s hair should fit under the hijab so that Allah, the creator of the whole universe, isn’t displeased by the sight.

    • man-o-war

      This article has nothing to do with Iran, but you somehow bring them into the conversation. Hate much? As to be expected you’re once again conveniently picking on one country while completely ignoring a more hardline Islamic country. You ignore the fact the hijab has been steadily sliding off the heads of Iranian women.
      http://www.mircorp.com/looking-good-in-iran-hijab-how-tos/
      You ignore the fact that women can drive in Iran and not in KSA. You’re such a hater it’s not even funny.

      • MekensehParty

        You want to portray me as a KSA defender which I’m not. They have a long long way to go before becoming modern and civilized, I said it and in a hateful way several times before.
        What kills you, and you can’t swallow it, is that I said that KSA with all their retardation are major steps ahead of Lebanese which is undeniable on fact sheets. And again, not in defense of KSA but only to state facts, there is a greater motion inside KSA towards progress and modernization.
        Sugar on your little rocks tabbouleh?

        • man-o-war

          It doesn’t kill me, it just shows how ignorant your views are.

          • MekensehParty

            said the up-to-date lamp who had no clue why the Lebanese lira is still worth more than the paper it’s printed on and never bothered to ask…

          • man-o-war

            Continue to spew your ignorance and hate.

          • MekensehParty

            seriously now, you never knew why the Lebanese pound was steady?
            Ya lamba enta

          • man-o-war

            Seriously now, do you do anything other than talk nonsense? I’m still wondering why a Lebanese hating like you continues to be concerned with Lebanese affairs. You’re chomping at the bit, why don’t you enlighten me.

          • MekensehParty

            I just love to piss you off that’s why I hang here writing the truth about you

          • man-o-war

            “writing the truth”, haha. You’re a joke and your views ignorant.

    • jheckler

      What does that have to do with Hyperloop technologies?

      • MekensehParty

        it’s just a small parallel on what’s on people’s mind on the same planet and during the same age
        There are a lot of comparisons like this in History such as:
        in 1979 Pioneer 11 visited Saturn, in the meantime in Tehran erudite started studying how much of a woman’s hair should fit under the Hijab
        in 1984 Apple hit the market with it’s first personal computer, in the meantime in Tehran erudite came to a final answer of how much a woman’s hair should fit under the Hijab
        in 2010 Researchers at the University of Leicester and King’s College London discover gene variations that control how fast people age while researchers in Tehran published statistics coming from 9 Iranian provinces about how the women perceive wearing of Hijab

        Don’t you find such parallels between scientists here and there interesting?

        • jheckler

          Yet scientists and engineers in Iran, also came up with many technological innovations and scientific advances, in many technical areas, helping their country into the modern era. Indeed many of the most important technological innovations in math, science, building technologies, etc. hundreds and thousands of years ago came out of nations like Iraq, Iran, Eqypt, Syria, etc. So while I may primarily and logically agree with the separation of church and state, and disagree with much of the accepted rationales of Islam, we would also be much farther behind technologically if Zionist divide and conquer sociopaths were bombing us into oblivion and destroying our schools and infrastructure (or limiting our peaceful nuclear power programs, -or nuclear weapons programs). There is absolutely no reason and no justification for why Iran or any other nation that wants it, shouldn’t be allowed to have a nuclear weapons program. If they did, then we wouldn’t attack them. Their own self defense, is as much a right as a sovereign nation, as it is for Israel to have it’s own uninspected secret nuclear weapons program.

          • MekensehParty

            What exactly does Zionism have with the hyperloop?

          • Y K

            Let me explain this to you: the hyperloop bears an uncanny resemblance to a booger. The Zionists were wandering the desert for decades, and in that dry air, in the words of George Costanza, you got to “clean house” now and then. And since our guy here evidently belongs to the IQ category of people who can study the contents of their own nose for hours, his subconscious made the necessary connection.

          • jheckler

            It has nothing more to do with the Hyperloop than does the Hijab, or a woman’s hair.

          • MekensehParty

            I explained to you that I’m comparing what scientists have been working on lately.
            How some scientists in parts of the world are putting their time and effort to advance mankind while other scientists are still debating trivial things. It’s a fair comparison. furthermore since we’re talking science it is also factual. So I ask you again, find me a link between Zionism and the hyperloop and I’ll be happy to consider your point, believe me, I’m no defender of Zionism.
            PS: another thing I always repeat to Middle Eastern: the past means nothing when the present is so shitty. Sure Mesopotamia created many great civilizations but today it’s home the the shittiest and most decadent ones (and I’m being nice). Instead of hiding behind the glorious past of defunct civilizations that you share nothing with anymore besides the same land, get your act together and make your present, and the present of your children better.

          • jheckler

            The link between Zionism and the Hyperloop in particular is probably nil, but my point was that when you have Rothschilds Israel and all western nations against you, levying sanctions against your nation for no good reason, then it is a lot more difficult to make world changing scientific advancements, as well as to get the import and financial resources to do so. The economy of Iran was seriously damaged over the last 20 years or more, and the recession obviously made the problem even worse. My point was/is perfectly valid and legitimate. Furthermore, you are comparing Iran, against the premier advanced nations of the world in technology and that is not even a fair comparison. Israel, Britain, the United States, and others have been purposely destabilizing the middle east for a variety of reasons. 9/11 was a Jewish Zionist false flag attack of PNAC/the Bush Administration/ Pentagon/ Mossad etc. from start to finish. If you haven’t learned that yet, then you are sorely ignorant and misinformed, and had better do your research. Since the industrial revolution, we have all lived in a Rothschild Central Banking Dynasty, largely Jewish controlled, authoritarian communist puppet state that is only getting worse by the year. This is true of most of the Western world. After 9/11 they used it as an excuse (as they had previously planned), to remove even more of our rights, and enact an even greater tyrannical spying totalitarian police state. This is not conspiracy theories or unfounded rhetoric. I for one have had enough. We are governed by a government of beholden traitors who will sell their soul for a dollar to the highest bidder, whether it be AIPAC, Goldman Sachs, or the NRA.

    • Y K

      “The years passed and mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes that genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources were focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.”
      Idiocracy (2006).