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Hyperloop Explained: How Elon Musk's Futuristic Transit System Works (Infographic)

Infographic: How Elon Musk's Hyperloop transit system works.
Hyperloop speeds capsules containing up to 28 passengers each through low-pressure tubes at just under the speed of sound. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's vision for a futuristic Hyperloop transportation system concept involves sleek passenger capsules flying within a tube on a cushion of air. Solar panels along the entire length of the tube provide more power than needed to run the system.  Hyperloop Unveiled: Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel

Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.

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