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These are the winning routes of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge
by Richard Tyr Blewitt
Hyperloop One, the Nevada-based company working on the revolutionary new transport system, has just announced the top ten winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge.
The Hyperloop One Global Challenge is a competition setup by the company which allowed teams from all over the world; be they from universities, countries, or cities, the opportunity to come up with a proposed route for the Hyperloop transport system. The submitted routes were then analyzed by experts in infrastructure, technology, and transportation. Following that investigation, 10 different routes from 5 countries were selected; the winning countries were the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, and India.
In the US there were four winning routes, these were: Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo, Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh, Miami to Orlando, and Dallas to Houston.
For the UK, there were two successful routes: Edinburgh to London, and Glasgow to Liverpool. India also has two promising routes between Bengaluru and Chennai, as well as Mumbai to Chennai. Canada and Mexico both got one route each: Mexico City to Guadalajara, and Toronto to Montreal.
Hyperloop One will now be working closely with these teams on their routes, exploring the feasibility and challenges of each route, which might eventually lead to the actual development of some of these routes around the world. Initially, there were teams from over 100 countries and there are still 11 other finalists that the company's experts will also be working with as development of Hyperloop continues.
Of particular note, is that Hyperloop One has entered into a public-private partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation and together they will begin a thorough feasibility study of a potential route and all that it might be able to provide in terms of transport and freight. So it may very well be the case that in the near future with the legislation, terrain, and Hyperloop in Colorado, people will be able to be both fast and high.
Source: Hyperloop One | Image via Hyperloop One
Danny Zeitz was shot and killed Friday over a PS4. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family with funeral costs.
A teen girl shot and killed a man as she and her boyfriend tried to rob the victim of his Playstation 4, police say.
The victim, 28-year-old Daniel John Zeitz of Roswell, Georgia, met up with the couple Friday after posting a Craigslist ad to sell the gaming console. The alleged shooter is an unnamed 16-year-old girl whose 16-month-old baby was sitting in the car, only a few feet away during the robbery, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon told the paper that the suspect and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Nathaniel Vivian, met Zeitz in an apartment parking lot, posing as potential buyers.
The suspects were sitting in their car when Zeitz approached at about 9:30 p.m. Vivian allegedly tried to pull the PS4 into the car. When Zeitz resisted, his girlfriend allegedly pulled the trigger on her .25 caliber handgun, sending a bullet through Vivian's hand and into Zeitz's chest, killing him.
Vivian and the girl were arrested later that night when they went to Northside Hospital to treat Vivian's gunshot wound, police said.
The 16-year-old girl will now be charged as an adult, though her name hasn't yet been released.
NEDERLAND, CO ? Nederland, Colorado's town marshal says he is resigning after just six months because he can't adjust to the altitude.
The Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/1l8PgwY) reports Monday that Jim Matheney wanted to dispel rumors, including one claiming he left the job in the quirky town just west of Boulder because of a space alien attack.
Matheney, a former police captain in suburban Detroit, says he left because he could not acclimate to the 8,400-foot altitude.
Paul Carrill, a former Kansas City, Missouri, sheriff's commander, is interim marshal.
The town, which has five officers and a sergeant, is also known for its Frozen Dead Guy Days festival, celebrating the corpse of a man who hoped to one day be revived.
Drinking diet beverages as part of a diet program might help you lose more weight than drinking water, a controversial new study reports. The new research, published Tuesday in the respected journal Obesity, has been criticized over its backing from the beverage industry. But the main finding ? that diet drinks don?t sabotage weight-loss efforts ? isn?t that surprising.
Researchers from the University of Colorado and Temple University's Center for Obesity Research and Education reported that people who consumed three or more diet drinks a week ? not only soda but pre-mixed beverages with artificial sweeteners ? as part of a structured weight-loss plan lost more weight over a three-month period compared to a group of dieters who drank only water.
People at two different sites, a total of 303 men and women, ages 21-65, participated in a 12-week randomized trial, meaning they were assigned to different groups to compare different treatments. The participants had a body mass index (BMI) ranging between 27 ? 40 (considered overweight or obese).
The study compared self-reported water intake with self-reported water and diet drink intake. Both groups were free to consume foods containing low-calorie sweeteners.
The most unexpected observation was that the group consuming diet drinks lost nearly 30 percent more weight compared to the water-only group. The participants in the diet drink group reported a small decrease in weekly hunger.