How students built the world’s fastest hyperloop
Wired - 08/29/2017
Paradigm Hyperloop’s 20-foot-long pod was the only finalist to rely on air bearings, using onboard air tanks to create a cushion of air for its pod to float on—think of an upside-down air hockey table. (This was the solution that Musk first proposed in 2013.) “It cuts the coefficient of friction, so we can move faster with less effort,” says Luke Merkl, one of the students from Northeastern University and Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.