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Scientific slowdown

In the industrial heart of South Boston, behind an unassuming door labeled “Time Warp,” a man slices eggs, tomatoes, and tatami mats at high speed with a samurai sword on a recent Saturday afternoon.  
Warp-speed photography
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 22, 2008
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Spectacular failures

Engineers have taken us out of the caves and up to the skies, linked us with far away shores, and connected us to distant lands. And along the way they’ve also made some pretty huge mistakes.
An MIT instructor on the Big Dig disaster
By ANA RIVAS  |  July 25, 2006