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Infrastructure & Transportation

China Sure Is Building a Lot of High-Speed Rail

A blistering new speed record comes amidst thousands of miles of new track.

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Are Concrete Blocks the Next Batteries?

This company has a unique plan for storing renewable energy.

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MIT Proves That Da Vinci's Bridge Design Works
If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized…
WiFi Is Helping Neural Networks See Through Walls

What do you have to hide?

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The Dining Car Is in Danger

But rail passenger advocates won't go down without a fight.

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The Oldest Building in All 50 States

What's the oldest in your home state?

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The 50 Biggest Things

We like big things and we cannot lie.

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The Machine That Uses Algae to Eat Carbon Dioxide

You might see it in your office building some day.

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Hyundai Is Stepping Into the Air Taxi Race

That race is still mostly hypothetical. But still: big step!

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This Company Turns Old Excavators and Bulldozers Into Smart Machines

But the robots aren't gunning for construction workers' jobs.

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The U.S. Gets Its First Electric-Only Gas Station

It's not an oxymoron. It's infrastructure.

Warp Drive Is Theoretically Possible

Very, very theoretically. But still!

NYC Has a New Secret Weapon to Defeat All the Rats

They'll never smell it coming.

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Radiative Sky Cooling Could Be The Night Equivalent of Solar

The process captured heat rising from the surface at night. One model is already working.

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The Entirety of YouTube Could Fit on a Teaspoon

DNA data storage is about to get wild.

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What About Calcium Batteries?

With a little work, the abundant metal could replace lithium in modern batteries.

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The Hidden Science of Elevators

How powerful algorithms decide when that elevator car is finally going to come pick you up.

Who Owns Lidar?

The self-driving technology is already fighting an uphill battle. The last thing it needs is a patent war.

Andrew Yang Wants Thorium Nuclear Power. Here's What That Means.

Why the Democratic candidate is backing an experimental technology to fight climate change.