Hey y'all! Scott Asakawa from NOVA & CafeSci Boston here with your next Innovation Café. This month: THE HYPERLOOP!!!
Elon Musk, founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors, and CEO of SpaceX, calls “the Hyperloop” the 5th mode of transportation, an alternative to boats, aircraft, automobiles, and trains. According to the recently released Alpha design, a Hyperloop would enable travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes, with an average speed between 600 and 700 miles per hour. According to the Alpha proposal, this amazing technology could be had for an estimated $6 billion. Is it possible? Does this technology even work? And if it does work, can it be constructed with such a relatively cheap price tag?
Tim De Chant is the Senior Digital Editor at NOVA and is the editor of NOVA Next. He has written for Wired, Ars Technica, The Chicago Tribune, and blogs about density at Per Square Mile. His research for NOVA on the Hyperloop has landed him most recently on NPR's Science Friday! (http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/08/16/2013/-hyperloop-hype-or-future-transportation.html)
At this month’s CafeSci Boston, get the chance to have a drink and pick Tim’s brain for yourself to learn whether or not the imagination of Elon Musk might ever become a reality. It’s all a part of an Innovation Café for Making Stuff: Faster, and it’s happening at Middlesex Lounge on Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm.
Hope to see y'all there!!