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Jul. 13, 2012

The Nuts and Bolts of High-Speed Rail

After years on the slow track, America’s high-speed rail may finally be building momentum.

high-speed rail, transportation, California, engineering, civil engineering, railroad, trains, high-speed trains

Mar. 22, 2013

Grand Central: An Engine of Scientific Innovation

Standard time zones and electric trains were both pioneered at New York's Grand Central Terminal.

trains, grand central terminal, grant central station, transportation, history, engineering

Dec. 06, 2013

Would More Technology Mean Safer Trains?

Seventy thousand miles of track will need to be outfitted with "positive train control" technology by 2015.

positive train control, christopher barkan, metro north

Sep. 04, 2009

Towards Hydrogen Trains

While some clean energy advocates have suggested fuel cell cars as a technology of the future, development of hydrogen fuel cell technology is moving forward in an unusual place -- the railyard.

trains, railroads, hydrogen, energy

Aug. 16, 2013

Hyperloop: Hype or Future Transportation?

Elon Musk described his Hyperloop design as a cross between a "Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table."

hyperloop, high speed trains, transportation, elon musk, tube, maglev, magnetic levitation, tim de chant

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Another Reason To Spike That Eggnog

\tIt is a question on the minds of many people this season: will adding alcohol to the homemade eggnog safeguard against salmonella? To find out, Science Friday teamed up with eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti, who agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University. What did you think of the video?

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