Why Take the Stairs When You Can Travel by Pneumatic Tube?

It takes work to go upstairs, but it doesn't have to. That's why elevators were invented. If you want an elevator in your home, though, it takes some serious construction. Why not travel through pneumatic tubes like the Jetsons? No, seriously, you can. » 3/27/14 6:30pm 3/27/14 6:30pm

The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Solve NYC's Trash Woes With Pneumatic Tubes

New Yorkers have a history of experimenting with pneumatic tubes—both for mail delivery (seen above) and public transit—but only one version ever really stuck: An automated vacuum trash collection system beneath the streets of Roosevelt Island. According to two recent studies, this 40-year-old relic might hold the key… » 9/18/13 3:40pm 9/18/13 3:40pm