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A Room with a View

I love a good view from a hotel window or balcony, but I especially love interesting views where you can watch activity – on the street, in the harbour, on the ski slope, etc. This is a great view for a geek like me. It’s from our...

Hyperloop One – the sound of the future

Two days ago, the team at Hyperloop announced the successful inaugural test run of their first autonomous pod. They say they achieved historic test speeds while travelling nearly the full distance of the 500-meter DevLoop track in the Nevada desert. The Hyperloop One XP-1, the company’s first-generation...

New Tourist Train in Japan

A new, specially designed, luxury tourist train was launched yesterday in Japan. The Royal Express will operate from Yokohama station in Yokohama and Itokyu Shimoda station in Shimoda City at the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula with its full of hot springs and picturesque coastlines. Around...

Historic Apollo 13 Flight Manual for Sale

On Thursday this week, an amazing piece of space history goes on sale at Sotheby’s Auction house in New York – the original flight plan from the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. It’s one item in a ‘Space Exploration’ auction of space memorabilia and artifacts, some of which...

Star Wars Land unveiled

Yesterday, Disney Parks & Resorts unveiled a detailed model of Star Wars Land, scheduled to open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019. Star Wars Land is not based on a specific location in the Star Wars canon, but instead recreates a remote trading port on...

Malta Mystery

Here’s an interesting and puzzling piece of history that I stumbled across recently. It makes me think it might be time for a return visit to Malta! I came across the anecdote in Stuart R. Scott’s 1996 book: Battleaxe Blenheims – 105 squadron RAF at war 1940-1 *...