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Elon Musk: saving our cities from the future

Tesla made a profit for the first time in its chequered twelve-year history. This, by itself, is not surprising. Tech companies will often operate at a loss for years, subsisting off of vulture capital funding until breaking even. What is different about Tesla’s news is that this represents a shift in how the public perceives […]


Grimes’s new album is oddly unsettling

Three stars. Miss Anthropocene is an oddly unsettling album not only stylistically, but also in its concept and its place in the world at large. It’s the fifth album from Claire Boucher’s ‘Grimes’ project, and as such is more polished and consistent than her earlier work. It is in many ways a departure from this […]

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HypED and Hyperloop: more than just a pipedream?

On Thursday evening, University of Edinburgh students presented a model for a Hyperloop in the United Kingdom that could make 300 metres per second travel a reality. Imagine it is a Sunday night. You have had a boozy weekend in London and you have missed the last Megabus back to Edinburgh. But never fear! Luckily […]

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University of Edinburgh team invited to Hyperloop design weekend

Image: HypED Hyperloop is a big deal. Called ‘the fifth mode of transportation’ (after cars, trains, boats and planes), Hyperloop combines aspects of all the traditional four, but adds a whole new dimension to them. Imagine it like this: passenger and freight are placed into a capsule. This capsule is inside a near-vacuum tube, and […]