May. 16th, 2009

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An interesting idea...

A city with an abandoned underground train line, one that cuts beneath some of the nicest townhouses in the city, develops an unexpected new real estate idea: renting out temporary basements in the form of repurposed subway cars.

Access stairs are cut down from each individual house till they connect up with the existing disused train tunnels below; each private residence thus becomes something like a subway station, with direct access, behind a locked door, to the subterranean infrastructure of the city far below.
Then, for a substantial fee – as much as $15,000 a month – you can rent a radically redesigned subway car, complete with closets, shelves, and in-floor storage cubes. The whole thing is parked beneath your house and braked in place; it has electricity and climate control, perhaps even WiFi. You can store summer clothes, golf equipment, tool boxes, children's toys, and winter ski gear.
 
Continue reading at : BLDGBLOG: The Rentable Basement Maze
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Pentagon Preps Soldier Telepathy Push | Danger Room | Wired.com

According to Wired, the Pentagon is investing $4 million (US) into developing what they refer to as computer-mediated telepathy. Specifically, they want to use portable EEG readers to detect word-specific neural signals and allow soldiers to communicate without vocalization.

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