What The Future of Transportation Looks Like



Newly released transportation concepts promise to move us around at unheard of speeds and in ways our great-grandparents didn’t even dream about. Trace shows us the most amazing concepts and details the one most likely to actually be built.

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How Space Elevators Will Work
http://science.howstuffworks.com/space-elevator.htm
“When the Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off on April 12, 1981, from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to begin the first space shuttle mission, the dream of a reusable spacecraft was realized.”

Tesla Motors proposes ‘hyperloop’ transit system
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/07/16/tesla-motors-hyperloop-transit-electric-car/2521215/
“This whole transit system would be impossible to crash, always available on demand, way less expensive than current travel options and, ideally, solar-powered.”

Musk to Unveil Designs for ‘Hyperloop’ High-Speed Train
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/elon-musk-to-unveil-designs-for-hyperloop-high-speed-train/
“Is it a train? Is it a plane? No, it’s the “Hyperloop,” a hybrid new form of transportation that is the brainchild of Elon Musk, a serial entrepreneur who was a co-founder of PayPal and is chairman of Tesla Motors.”

Musk to Release ‘Hyperloop’ Tranport Plans Next Month
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-15/elon-musk-posts-plan-to-annouce-hyperloop-transit-system.html
“Elon Musk, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), will release designs next month for a system he has said would be capable of whisking people from Los Angeles to San Francisco via a tube.”

Space Elevators On Hold At Least Until Stronger Materials Are Available, Experts Say
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/space-elevators-stronger-materials_n_3353697.html
“With his 1979 novel “The Fountains of Paradise,” science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke introduced the idea of space elevators to the mainstream scientific community and the general public.”

What is Supercavitation?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-supercavitation.htm
“Supercavitation is a remarkable technology which most people have never heard of.”

Why we’ll probably never build a space elevator
http://io9.com/5984371/why-well-probably-never-build-a-space-elevator
“As humanity slowly ventures out into the cosmos, we are struggling to overcome the challenge of getting all our stuff into space.”

C.A.T. concept imagines the water taxi of the future
http://www.gizmag.com/cat-water-taxi-concept/19118/
“Dubbed C.A.T. (City Aquatic Transport), this personal water service concept from Irish industrial design studio Curve Creative is aimed at providing an alternative to battling traffic on congested inner-city roads.”

LiftPort
http://liftport.com/IPS/page/index.html
“LiftPort’s proposed research will develop practical, near-term solutions for construction and expansion of a Lunar Elevator.”

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Solar Plane Takes Off:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI4VQux3qIo
Flying Cars Are Dumb!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NmeRB4gLpA
How Do Cavities Work?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln6xjspBa7g&feature=c4-overview
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