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  1. Colourful lights in the Shanghai Bund Sightseeing Tunnel,  Hongkou, Shanghai, China. getty images 149267963

    Underwater Railways May Shrink the World

    Mass transit is getting back on track — and diving deep. New plans for underwater trains from Germany to Denmark and Estonia to Finland are just the first wave, with everyone from Canada to China pondering pie-in-the-sky ideas for laying tracks at sea. Though the projects would be wildly expensive, they could offer environmental benefits and a cheaper way to ship freight, all while boosting local economies. For now, hopeful planners worldwide are looking at existing tunnels in Japan, England and Turkey with the mantra … “I think I can.”

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