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Boring Company will prioritize pedestrian transportation over cars, says Musk

March 19th, 2018 at 7:24 am » Comments Off

When Elon Musk first unveiled The Boring Company, its plan was to create a network of underground tunnels used to transport vehicles at high speeds to help bypass and eliminate traffic. Now the founder has come out with an updated vision, saying that The Boring Company’s tunnels will first focus on transporting pedestrians and cyclists […]



Washington state bill would make hard-to-repair electronics illegal

February 3rd, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

It would ban sales of such products starting next year.



Fed up with drug companies, hospitals decide to start their own

February 1st, 2018 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Generic drugs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare is spearheading an effort by a group of hospitals to create a nonprofit generic drug company.



Could congestion pricing finally work for New York City ?

January 29th, 2018 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Worsening traffic in New York City is a personal inconvenience, an environmental blight, and an economic drag—possibly to the tune of $20 billion. That’s the latest projection by the Partnership for New York City of how much the metro area stands to lose for each the next five years, if nothing is done to unjam […]



Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

January 26th, 2018 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world’s priciest city for homebuyers, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.



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