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http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/03/give-the-bruise.html

Lawmakers in Michigan are considering plans to build a high-speed, hydrogen-powered maglev rail line that would carry people between Detroit and Lansing using specially built cars, buses, and trucks. The project would be funded entirely by the private sector, and according to the company that designed it, provide a variety of economic and environmental benefits to the state. Supports of the program say it’s a chance for Michigan to take a leadership role in an emerging industry, while critics argue it is an expensive distraction

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The question is:  who wants to go to Detroit and/or Lansing?

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A ventilation structure was required for an underground electricity substation below a public space near St.Paul’s Cathedral, London. The client approached Heatherwick Studio, unhappy with the way in which an existing proposal, for a single large vent, relegated the surrounding space to a corridor.  Design by Thomas Heatherwick.

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http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2009/03/23/090323ta_talk_collins

Energy efficient lighting often has TERRIBLE color rendition.   This is a link to an article from THE NEWYORKER magazine discussing lighting design, and in particular, sodium vapor (high-pressure sodium)  street lights.   3119261088_3d4c3cd850