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Airships could be back in the spotlight as investment from DARPA brings new technologies to lighter-than-air transportation.
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Pneumatic tube transport for humans is an idea circulating since Jules Verne's "Paris in the 20th Century", published in 1863. The author envisioned tube trains stretching across the ocean. Today, Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT or ET3) has a patent that if materialized could one day zoom you from New York to Beijing in just two hours.
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This "folding" EV, a collaboration between MIT and the Spanish government, features four independent in-wheel motors and the ability to fold the cabin up vertically when parked.
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