Transportation: The Magnificent Men In Their Whooshing Machines

"Classic means of transportation on wheels are coming to the end of a historic run." So says Kyunojo Ozawa, one of Japan's ace aircraft designers, who is dean of science at Meijo University. All over today's industrial world, entrepreneurs, scientists and bureaucrats are busy developing imaginative ways to move men and goods both faster and cheaper. A lot of the innovations still depend on wheels, but some ride, glide or whoosh lightly over the surface on cushions of air. Certainly many an American contemplating auto traffic in Los Angeles or other big...

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