Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.



facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News





On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time


View from the Hill


Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities



Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics






Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week


10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard


Kyle's Kars


Susan Michelle's Compass


Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona


Dancing with Earthquakes


Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It


Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews



America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle


News Briefs

Local News



Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages


Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week

Los Angeles News

Elon Musk Unveils Alpha Design for Hyperloop
Posted by Alice Perez on Aug 15, 2013 - 11:15:08 PM

LOS ANGELES—Traveling from one place to another over hundreds of miles per minutes can changed because of gadget gizmo genius, Elton Musk who unveiled a new chapter he calls his “fifth mode of transportation,” the Hyperloop.


On Monday, August 11, Musk promised a high-speed transportation system that will zip passengers from cloud-friendly San Francisco to sun-friendly Los Angeles at up to 800 miles per hour in 30 minutes. This week questions arose revolving the speed, safety, science, and more of the new form of transportation.


The SpaceX Hyperloop Alpha 57-page file details the super-high-speed Hyperloop as, “A new mode of transport is needed that has benefits of the current modes without the negative aspects of each.” This new high speed transportation system has the following requirements:


1. Ready when the passenger is ready to travel (road)

2. Inexpensive (road)

3. Fast (air)

4. Environmentally friendly (rail/road via electric cars)


“The current contender for a new transportation system between southern and northern California is the ”˜California High Speed Rail.’” The parameters outlining this system include:


1. Currently $68.4 billion USD proposed cost

2. Average speed of 164 mph (264 kph) between San Francisco and Los Angeles

3. Travel time of 2 hours and 38 minutes between San Francisco and Los Angeles


a. Compare with 1 hour and 15 minutes by air

b. Compare with 5 hours and 30 minutes by car

4. Average one-way ticket price of $105 one-way (reference)

a. Compare with $158 round trip by air for September 2013

b. Compare with $115 round trip by road ($4/gallon with 30 mpg vehicle)


These are just the alpha stages of the Hyperloop so there are is still more to discuss on the drawing board while Musk is awaiting for the response of the science, architect, and transportation communities. PayPal, Dragon, and Tesla Motors are just some of Musks’ brainchildren that changed the way we do e-commerce, launching space crafts into outer space, and electric cars.


Cliffside Malibu




Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.