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Openloop Pod: Shipping to testing weekend

Watch as the team prepares the pod for shipping to SpaceX HQ for the hyperloop competition’s testing weekend.| Short Read

Openloop at Michigan started as an idea meant to revolutionize hyperloop transportation through participation in the SpaceX-sponsored hyperloop competition. They joined forces with five other universities across North America, and have advanced through design weekend to the final competition in Los Angeles coming up in January ‘17. Here at Michigan, the team has focused on designing the fuselage component of the pod. Watch as the team prepares the pod for shipping to SpaceX HQ for the hyperloop competition’s testing weekend.

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Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

More efficient LED lighting and invisibility cloaking are two possible applications for a new process that adds metallic nanoparticles to semiconductors. | Medium Read