This morning, my commute to work took an hour and forty minutes. Most was spent on the Route 128 beltway outside of Boston. One twenty eight was once informally referred to as "America’s Technology Highway," but I more think of it as America’s largest parking lot.
As I podded along at 2 MPH amid thousands of other unhappy campers, I looked at each lane and envisioned a set of railroad tracks, shuttling commuters around boston instead of into it. Various stations would dot the ring and there, commuters would be ferried to their office building by shuttles and vans.
With gasoline tipping $3 a gallon and strained oil supplies, I thought what a waste of a precious resource. Cars going nowhere and burning gaseline is something beyond a colossal waste. It’s nuts. It’s insane. It’s lunacy.
Meanwhile, the story on NPR is how Congress is failing to pass a comprehensive energy bill. Translation: our politicians are failing us. What is it going to take – $20 a gallon gasoline? If so, so be it.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
The Thames Deckway would run for eight miles close to the river’s edge, rising and falling slightly with the tidal cycle. It will generate its own energy from a series of devices that will line the pathway and use a combination of sources to make the path self-sustaining.
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