Evacuated Tube Transport - an airless, frictionless, maglev-form of transportation that's safer, cheaper, and quieter than trains and airplanes. six-person capsules travel in the tubes and can reach a maximum speed of 6500 km/h, and provide 50x more transportation per kwh. a tube can travel from new york to beijing in 2 hours and make the around-the-world trip in just six.
MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative to Jet Engines
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