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Driver dies as Tesla slams into tree in central Dutch town
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Driver dies as Tesla slams into tree in central Dutch town

The 53-year-old driver of a Tesla Model S electric car died Wednesday when the vehicle smashed into a tree in the central Dutch town of Baarn and burst into flames...

New regulations curb use of drones in Poland
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New regulations curb use of drones in Poland

New aviation regulations have taken effect in Poland to limit the flying of drones in populated areas and to require identification plates on drones used for professional...

Car sharing on campuses improves quality of life, takes cars off the road
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Car sharing on campuses improves quality of life, takes cars off the road

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out why UC Berkeley has designated parking areas for Nobel Laureates: if there's one thing harder to snag than...

Fighting crime at the intersection of science and social justice
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Fighting crime at the intersection of science and social justice

During the past decade, law enforcement agencies across the country have confronted the alarming trend of sex trafficking. The crimes often take place in hotel...

Stealthy destroyer ready to set sail to join US Navy
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Stealthy destroyer ready to set sail to join US Navy

The largest and most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy once headed to sea in a snowstorm during builder trials. Now, it's heading into the remnants...

Emirates jet crashed as gear went up for 2nd landing attempt
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Emirates jet crashed as gear went up for 2nd landing attempt

The pilot in last month's Emirates airliner crash landing in Dubai tried to take off again after a brief touchdown and had already begun raising the landing gear...

Rumor patterns on social media during emergencies
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Rumor patterns on social media during emergencies

A researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has developed a new methodology to track and manage rumors during emergencies, and proposes guidelines...

Drones overfly Champs-Elysees in 'magical' Paris festival
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Drones overfly Champs-Elysees in 'magical' Paris festival

The Champs-Elysees was the setting of a mini-air show on Sunday as amateur drone enthusiasts flew their high-tech toys over the famed Paris avenue in the city's...

Jesus story gets virtual reality treatment in Venice
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Jesus story gets virtual reality treatment in Venice

Even having Jesus as its central character could not save a virtual reality biblical epic from the bile of slightly nauseous critics at the Venice film festival...

London lab recreates horrors of war with 3D technology
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London lab recreates horrors of war with 3D technology

Starvation, torture and rape: the grim daily realities of prisoners inside Syria's Saidnaya military prison have been recreated in harrowing 3D detail by a London...

Audi, Lexus and Toyota rank highest for car-seat anchors
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Audi, Lexus and Toyota rank highest for car-seat anchors

New rankings from the insurance industry show that the Audi Q7, Lexus RX and Toyota Prius have the easiest-to-use anchors for child seats.

Turbulence forces emergency landing in Ireland; 12 injured
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Turbulence forces emergency landing in Ireland; 12 injured

A United Airlines flight bound for London made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in Ireland on Wednesday after severe turbulence that left 12 passengers needing...

The quest to end lost airline luggage
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The quest to end lost airline luggage

Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit.

Autism a Silicon Valley asset with social quirks
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Autism a Silicon Valley asset with social quirks

Corey Weiss may not be adept at body language or social cues, but he knows software.

Study provides voice for evacuation needs of mobility impaired
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Study provides voice for evacuation needs of mobility impaired

A fire alarm sounds. An announcement comes over the office public address system: "A fire has been reported in the building. This is not a drill. Please move to...

Researchers work to predict the future of transit
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Researchers work to predict the future of transit

Haris N. Koutsopoulos believes that our ability to predict the future has the potential to enable various innovations in public transit. The short-term future,...

Refugee who made it returns with drone to halt drownings
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Refugee who made it returns with drone to halt drownings

Standing on a pebbled beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, Mehdi Salehi searches for a good spot to set his drone loose.

Bags don't fly free: Charges have boosted airlines' departure performances, study finds
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Bags don't fly free: Charges have boosted airlines' departure performances, study finds

When most major airlines began charging flyers for checked bags in 2008, travelers grumbled. Southwest Airlines—one of the most successfully run airlines in history...

Feds: Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use
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Feds: Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other wireless devices while people are driving...

It's only rock 'n' roll – and sometimes it's better in mono
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It's only rock 'n' roll – and sometimes it's better in mono

While music lovers continue to argue about the relative merits of digital audio and the analogue vinyl disc, another debate is going on about the renaissance of...
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