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A closer look at the vehicles designed for the Hyperloop Pod competition

Trains in the US are slow and boring. They may have brought this country together over 100 years ago, but unless you’re commuting, when we think about spanning long distances, we look to the sky. SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks there’s a better…

These 100-Year-Old Postcards From Japan Are Like Perfect Frames From a Lost Miyazaki Anime

It’s easy to fall for stereotypes when you’re thinking about Imperial Japan, especially when the Internet offers plenty of dreamy, romanticized, hand colored photos of geishas, samurais, craftsmen, and peasants, all wearing traditional clothes and posing in medieval scenes. This set of color postcards, all issued in the first decades of the 20th century, show a different pre-war Japan.

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