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From the Town of Natick: December 3, 2019 Natick's Route 9 Detours For CRT Bridge RemovalAccording to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, for demolition and removal of the Route 9 bridge for the Cochituate Rail Trail project, overnight traffic detours will be in effect starting Monday, December 2 for approximately two weeks. Detours will be effect during the hours of 10PM to 5AM, Sunday through Thursday. Lane closures are anticipated on all nights, with a full closure of the roadway on Wednesday night, December 11. All closures are subject to weather and other conditions. During full closure, Route 9 will be closed in both directions between Route 27 and Speen Street, with no access to Route 9 businesses during this time. For a full closure detour map, see this link. For a MassDOT announcement regarding closures, see this link. For project updates, visit www.natickma.gov/crt. This press release was produced by the Town of Natick. The views expressed here are the author's … [Read more...] about Natick’s Route 9 Detours For CRT Bridge Removal
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Paul Gabias has never seen a table. He was born prematurely and went blind shortly thereafter, most likely because of overexposure to oxygen in his incubator. And yet, Gabias, 60, has no trouble perceiving the table next to him. "My image of the table is exactly the same as a table," he said. "It has height, depth, width, texture; I can picture the whole thing all at once. It just has no color."If you have trouble constructing a mental picture of a table that has no color — not even black or white — that's probably because you're blinded by your ability to see. Sighted people visualize the surrounding world by detecting borders between areas rich in different wavelengths of light, which we see as different colors. Gabias, like many blind people, builds pictures using his sense of touch, and by listening to the echoes of clicks of his tongue and taps of his cane as these sounds bounce off objects in his surroundings, a technique called echolocation."There's plenty of imagery … [Read more...] about How Do Blind People Picture Reality?
A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the contract Wednesday with The Boring Company, the Musk-backed enterprise based in Hawthorne, California. The company plans to construct a twin tunnel system running less than a mile (1.6 kilometer) long, which will include three underground stations and a pedestrian tunnel. Musk's plan, however, has been slammed by critics since it was first unveiled, with many questioning how efficient it will really be; so far, early demonstrations have failed to live up to the hype. Scroll down for video A concept design of the entrance to the Boring Company's express-route loop tunnel in Las Vegas. The plan was approved and awarded a $48.6 million contract this week after a meeting of the Convention and Visitors … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Boring Company awarded $48 million contract to begin building its underground ‘people mover’ in Las Vegas despite widespread criticism of the futuristic concept