Super-Fast Vacuum Transport Tube Could Travel from New York To LA in Under an Hour. Traveling cross-country can be a drag, and flying across the world is downright exhausting.
But what if there was a way to dramatically speed up the process? Evacuated Tube Transport is a super-high-speed airless, frictionless transportation system that promises to do just that. The company ET3 says that its proposed vacuum tube system could travel at speeds of up to 4,000 miles per hour — fast enough to whisk passengers from New York to London or Los Angeles in just about 45 minutes, and from New York to Beijing in about two hours! The concept of evacuated tube transport has been around since the early 1990s at least, but it has never been tested, and the speeds and efficiencies promised by ET3 haven’t been proven. 'Hyperloop' ultra-fast travel system unveiled. Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 1,126 km/h — not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go.
On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said could whisk passengers the nearly 643 kilometres between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes — half the time it takes an airplane. If it's ever built. His "Hyperloop" system for travel between major cities is akin to the pneumatic tubes that transport capsules stuffed with paperwork in older buildings. In this case, the cargo would be people, reclining for a ride that would start with a force of acceleration like an airplane but then be turbulence free. Capsules would catapult through a large, nearly air-free tube. Each capsule would float on a cushion of air it creates — like an air hockey table in which the puck produces the air instead of the surface. "If and when Mr. Scientists developing fusion engine which could make space travel super-fast.
Pegasus in orbit over Europa - the icy moon of Jupiter, where scientists believe life is more likely to exist then on Mars.
Source: Supplied University of Washington scientists building fusion engine Project receives $600,000 from NASA Could cut trip to Mars from eight months to 30 days. Chinese reportedly working on super-fast submarine that would 'fly' in an 'air bubble' A "supercavitating" submarine creates a bubble of air that encompasses the whole vehicle by ejecting gas through the nose with enough force that it forms water vapor.
This greatly reduces drag and allows it to travel at high speeds not possible by standard submarines. Photo: Washington Post In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the "nuclear triad" of deterrence. But other technologies soon surpassed it in terms of speed and agility. That's not in the cards. NASA Funds Plasma Rocket Technology for Superfast Space Travel.
Superfast journeys to Mars may be one big step closer for humanity, as NASA has sponsored a private company to develop a high-tech, plasma engine.
Ad Astra Rocket Company, specializing in the development of plasma rocket propulsion technology, has finished contract negotiations with NASA. As part of the Next Space Technology Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) award, the space agency will cover half of Ad Astra's testing expenses over the next three years. Known as the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR, the engine uses plasma technology to accelerate rockets to previously unattainable speeds. Could we get to Mars in 39 DAYS? Nasa selects companies to develop super fast deep-space engine. Company in Texas has been asked to develop its revolutionary engineAd Astra's Vasimr engine could apparently get to Mars in 39 daysIt is one of 12 advanced technology projects to be funded by NasaOthers include new types of habitation and small deep space satellites By Jonathan O'Callaghan for MailOnline Published: 14:50 GMT, 1 April 2015 | Updated: 02:53 GMT, 2 April 2015 Nasa has selected a variety of companies to work on projects to create advanced space technologies, including faster methods of propulsion.
Other projects to be worked on include improved habitats for humans, and small satellites to explore deep space. NASA Funds Plasma Rocket Technology for Superfast Space Travel. Get short URL Ad Astra Rocket Company, specializing in the development of plasma rocket propulsion technology, has finished contract negotiations with NASA.
As part of the Next Space Technology Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) award, the space agency will cover half of Ad Astra’s testing expenses over the next three years. Known as the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR, the engine uses plasma technology to accelerate rockets to previously unattainable speeds. To create plasma, the proposed engines will heat pressurized gas to extremely high temperatures with radio waves. The resulting plasma is kept under control with magnetic fields. "These experiments aim to demonstrate the engine's new proprietary core design and thermal control subsystem and to better estimate component lifetime," reads a statement from Ad Astra.
If the company successfully develops VASIMR, it could be possible for humans to reach Mars in less than two months. Scientists are attempting to recreate dinosaurs by manipulating chicken DNA. Deep inside the dusty university store room, three scientists struggle to lift a huge fossilised bone.
It is from the leg of a dinosaur. For many years, this chunky specimen has languished cryptically on a shelf. Interesting but useless — a forgotten relic of a lost age. Now, with hammer and chisel poised, the academics from Montana State University in America gather round. They are about to shatter this rare vestige of the past. Lost age: Scientists now believe it is possible to resurrect the dinosaur after the discovery of DNA relics in the wings and beaks of regular chickens The answer is that they believe that this single fragment of a beast which stalked the earth untold millions of years ago could hold the key which will unlock the secrets of the dinosaurs.
Extraordinarily, they contend that it could lead to a real life Jurassic Park, where dinosaurs are once again unleashed on the world by scientists. It poses the question: will scientists ever be able to resurrect the dinosaur? NASA tests 'fuel-free' space travel that could one day see humans reach moon in FOUR HOURS.
Scientists are working on concepts of propelling both manned and unmanned craft with the technology that would require a nuclear power plant of 1.0 MWe (MegaWatts-electric) to 100 MWe.
But they claim this is possible as the US Navy currently builds 220 MWe-thermal reactors for its “Boomer” Ohio class intercontinental ballistic missile vehicles. 10 Myths About Space Travel That Make Science Fiction Better.