Friday, April 23, 2010

The New Age of Travel: Blimps and Beyond

The Icelandic volcano that disrupted global air travel last week raised a concern: should we be thinking of alternative ways to move masses of people and goods? Scientists warn that more eruptions may cause new turmoil in the months ahead, a prospect that has generated discussion of future — even futuristic — modes of transportation. Can anything replace the plane? If so, what is exciting to dream about, while waiting in the airport departure lounge?

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