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On Saturday, Hyperloop One completed the second phase of testing for their high-speed pod in the desert north of Las Vegas. On Wednesday they put out two videos for the occasion, one celebrating the test and one explaining how the Hyperloop might work.

Designed to carry passengers faster than a bullet train, the prototype XP-1 test pod traveled at 190 mph over 1,433 feet during the test. With a 2,000 meter run-up, it could hit 700 mph.

The Hyperloop runs on electric motors and levitates among the track using magnets. To smooth the ride, it runs inside a vacuum tube. This video goes into some more detail:

As a bonus, here’s a comprehensive post about why the United States doesn’t already have high-speed rail.

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