Ever wish you could just time travel from one city to another without the hours of traveling in between? Soon this could be a reality.

The Hyperloop is a fast-speed tunnel in Washington D.C. which will cut down the journey to New York to a mere 30 minutes. Okay, so it's not time travel per se — but it's pretty darn cool.

So how does it work? Well, the faster speed is created through magnetically levitating pods which have minimal friction. The pods will carry passengers through a near-vaccum tube, reaching speeds of over 700 mph and thus cutting down the journey between the two destinations substantially.

While there's still a lot of work to be done before Hyperloop becomes a reality, the first stages of the project have been approved, as well as talks to connect D.C. to Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as NYC. For more information, check out the Hyperloop website.

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