New Yorkers propose high-speed gondolas to ease congestion

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The East River Skyway

If you have ever commuted between Brooklyn and Manhattan, you’re already familiar with the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s overcrowding problem. But what if you could skip the train entirely? A radical new proposal suggests that New Yorkers try a high-speed gondola over the East River instead.

 

 

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China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by

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A maglev train at the Pudong International Airport.

High-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries in the future, but also far-reaching continents. In about 15 to 20 years from now, one could travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the global high-speed rail network. In the next 15 years, while UK would have built its new HSR2 that covers 332 kilometers,  China will have completed over 25,631 kilometers of high speed track to seamlessly move people in its country.

 

 

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Competing for the World’s Largest Infrastructure Project: Over 100 Million Jobs at Stake

Elon Musk and Daryl Oster, competing for what could become 
the world’s largest infrastructure project

Futurist Thomas Frey: When Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, mysteriously leaked that he was working on his Hyperloop Project, the combination of secrecy, cryptic details, and his own flair for the dramatic all contributed to the media frenzy that followed.

 

 

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High-speed digital camera can capture objects traveling at 7,500 mph

Shotgun pellets traveling at 790 mph.

Researchers at the California company, MetroLaser, specializing in high-speed imaging equipment have developed a camera add-on capable of freezing objects traveling at up to 7,500 miles per hour — that’s almost 10 times the speed of sound.

 

 

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Travel San Francisco to L.A. in 30 minutes with proposed new transportation system

ET3’s Evacuated Tube Transport

For most Bay Area residents in California, commuting is a way of life.  Many people are used to an hour commute each way without traffic. Some people in the Bay Area even commute to Southern California several times a month, spending several hours each way either in the car or fighting through airports. What if there was an alternative to flights and car rides? If it was up to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Colorado company ET3, an answer could come sooner than we think.

 

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High speed tube transport could take you from New York to Beijing in 2 hours

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Will high-speed tube travel become a reality? A cutting edge company known as ET3 believes the application of magnetic levitation high-speed tube travel will introduce society to an all new era of trade and tourism.

 

 

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Evacuated Tube Technology – rewriting the rules of high speed travel

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ET3, a licensing organization, holds a patent to Evacuated Tube Technology or ETT and say that with their tubes, you will eventually be able to get you from New York to Beijing in 2 hours and from New York to London in less than an hour.

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FCC to provide low-income homes with cheap broadband internet service and computers

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Low-income homes will be provided with $10 internet service and $150 computers.

Cable and computer firms along with the Federal Communications Commission have announced a program to provide low-income homes with $10 monthly broadband Internet service and $150 computers.

 

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Mumbai to Delhi train travel time could be cut to only 7 hours

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At present the train travel time from Mumbai to Delhi runs 16 hours.

Train travel time between the national and the commercial capitals of India could soon come down by at least half to only seven hours.  The infrastructure for the Golden Rail Corridor, which will have trains running at semihigh speed (160-200 kmph) between New Delhi and Mumbai, is likely to cost around Rs 5,000 crore, according to railway officials.  They say the cost is relatively low as the railways will not have to acquire land for the project.

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