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Hyperloopy

Posted by Sara McDonald on

I just returned from a work event in Chicago, but alas, I did not try the clear pumpkin pie at Aliena. I did, however, endure taxi rides that belong in an amusement park somewhere, and spent many hours waiting in the airport on either end. It is easy to think there must be a better way to travel. Well, it turns out Elon Musk has been thinking the same thing. His idea for pneumatic vacuum tube transportation that could make it possible to go from New York to Los Angeles in 30 minutes - yes, that is cross country in...

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Pumpkin "Spice"

Posted by Sara McDonald on

Pumpkin

It is that time of year - thousands upon thousands of large, round, orange squash will be sacrificed in the name of porch decor. It's pumpkin carving season. I have to admit, I do love a skillfully designed pumpkin, warmly glowing on a chilly October evening. Even the most basic Jack-o-lantern face brings me a certain joy. But for those who are seriously considering stepping up their pumpkin carving game, Ray Villafane sets the bar pretty high. Take a look at these pumpkin masterpieces, and then try not to be discouraged as you stand before your blank orange canvas with...

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