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After over a year of incremental progress and underwhelming, low-speed tests, the hyperloop is finally starting to show us what it can do. On July 29th, Hyperloop One’s prototype pod accelerated down the length of its 500-meter-long test tube in the Nevada desert, reaching a top speed of 192 mph before gliding to a stop. The company claims it was the fastest hyperloop test yet — which isn’t a tough sell considering Hyperloop One is the only company in the world that we know of with a full-scale hyperloop.

The nearly airless tube was depressurized down to the equivalent of air at 200,000 feet above sea level, the company says. The pod, dubbed the XP-1, glided…

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