Elon Musk’s tunnel company and the high speed cars that will be traveling underground

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It’s rather ironic that a boring company is becoming one of the most fascinating new companies in the world.

Elon Musk’s Boring company published new images of concept vehicles that could one day be used in its underground tunnels.

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Heat from subways to warm homes in London

London’s subway will be supplying green energy to warm up more homes around the borough.

A new project announced by the Islington council will redirect the heat from a Northern Line of London’s subway to vent to homes across the city, giving homeowners a new way to get through the cold season. The project will deliver cheap heating to 500 homes around the area. It will not only be saving consumers money, but also the environment from 500 tons of CO2 emissions.

 

 

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Growth in China’s car ownership drives parking space shortage

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These cars lined up outside a supermarket, waiting for someone to leave and open up a space.

Finding a parking spot in China is now an expensive endeavor. Homebuyers in China are learning that too many cars means too few parking spaces.  If you think the price of putting a roof over your head has soared, wait until you try to secure a parking space for your car.

 

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20 Million People Live Underground in China

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Ordinary Chinese people priced out of China’s property market.

To understand how far ordinary Chinese have been priced out of their country’s property market, you need to look not upwards at the Beijing’s shimmering high-rise skyline, but down, far below the bustling streets where nearly 20m people live and work. There, in the city’s vast network of unused air defence bunkers, as many as a million people live in small, windowless rooms that rent for £30 to £50 a month, which is as much as many of the city’s army of migrant labourers can afford. (Pics)

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Fallout Shelters of the Cold War Era Making a Comeback

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A 1955 photo shows the interior of an H-bomb steel shelter at an unknown location.

Jason Hodge, father of four children from Barstow, Calif., says he’s “not paranoid” but he is concerned, and that’s why he bought space in what might be labeled a doomsday shelter.  Hodge bought into the first of a proposed nationwide group of 20 fortified, underground shelters — the Vivos shelter network — that are intended to protect those inside for up to a year from catastrophes such as a nuclear attack, killer asteroids or tsunamis, according to the project’s developers.

 

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Russian Man Builds Own Personal Subway System

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Leonid Mulyanchik single-handedly builds own subway system.

Everybody is into rail these days; it is the greenest way to get around next to a bike. Leonid Mulyanchik has been into it for years since before the Berlin Wall fell, since before the first Macintosh, building “his own private underground Metro railway system.” English-Russia says that he has been doing it with his pension, that it is all legal and approved and that he is still at it. Gizmodo calls it “inspiring, one man against all odds type of persistence, but more the obsessive, borderline insane persistence.” (Pics)

 

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Lavish Underground Hill House

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Undergound Hill House

Often people are fascinated by a beautiful scenic spot of land and decide to build their dream house there. But those who dream and are fascinated by a beautiful hilly land, they build their homes on the hills. And these people did not wish to obstruct the natural appeal of their surroundings. Believe it or not some people did manage to do that, they built a lavish home that was all underground! Located in Vals, Switzerland, this house is built inside one part of a hill providing a breathtaking view of the hills. (Pics)

 

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The Great Climate Scandal Takes Center Stage

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The secret underground “climate mafia” exposed

Electronic files that were stolen from a prominent climate research center and made public last week provide a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes battle to shape the public perception of global warming.
While few U.S. politicians bother to question whether humans are changing the world’s climate — nearly three years ago the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded the evidence was unequivocal — public debate persists. And the newly disclosed private exchanges among climate scientists at Britain’s Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia reveal an intellectual circle that appears to feel very much under attack, and eager to punish its enemies.

Electronic files that were stolen from a prominent climate research center and made public last week provide a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes battle to shape the public perception of global warming. The London Telegraph is referring to it as “Climategate” involving conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.

Already India has begun challenging Western data linking climate change to melting glaciers in the Himalayas

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SCRATCHbot Uses Whiskers To Search For Survivors

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SCRATCHbot

Designed for search and rescue missions – which, let’s face it, are only ever one loose word away from “search and destroy” – the SCRATCHbot uses its whiskers to detect disaster survivors in inhospitable or dangerous areas. (Video)

 

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