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Hyperloop: Hype Or Not?

Is the Hyperloop idea proposed by Elon Musk closer to being a viable means of future transport? Rory Cellan-Jones finds out.

We visit Virgin Hyperloop One in Nevada, and speak to Anita Sengupta, head of systems engineering on the project, to find out whether the futuristic idea proposed by Elon Musk is closer to being a viable means of transport. Plus, renowned security researcher and Pluralsight author Troy Hunt talks to us about Meltdown and Spectre, the serious security flaws revealed in many of the chips running our computers and mobile devices. And our reporter Jane Wakefield tries out Lenovo and Google's latest attempt to bring virtual reality into the classroom.

Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Dr Colin Brown, Director at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

(Image: People photographing the inside of a Hyperloop One tube following a first test of a propulsion system. Credit: David Becker/ Getty Images).

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Fri 26 Jan 2018 18:06GMT


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