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Amazing Photos Show Us Why the American Transportation Network Has Fallen Off the Rails!
Science & Tech  (tags: trains, rail, travel )

- 1858 days ago -
Most Americans have no experience with hi-speed rail from a passengers perspective. Therefore this diary tries to give some background as to what your experience maybe on hi-speed rail.
Ford to Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car at CES Published January 02, 2014 /Associated Press
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, solar hybrid vehicle, cars, buses, trucks, tractor trailers, boats, ships, technology, news, performance, transportation, travel, usa, world, safety, Gizmos, performance, research, science, scientists )

- 1898 days ago -
"The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car uses a gasoline engine combined with a gizmo that acts like a magnifying glass to concentrate the sun's rays on the vehicle's roof-mounted solar panels....combined city-highway mileage is 100 mpg."
.Top 10 Israeli Apps That Are Revolutionizing Your Journeys
Science & Tech  (tags: Israel, smartphone apps, travel )

- 2033 days ago -
Made-in-Israel apps help you find a bus, taxi, parking spot and the fastest route to drive. They even check your tire pressure and alcohol intake.
Take Action: Ask Congress to Expand High-Speed Rail and Amtrak
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, travel, Sustainabililty, sustainable, green, eco-friendly, corruption, congress, abuse, ethics, republicans, usa, politics, environment, energy, technology, safety )

- 2126 days ago -
the House of Representatives Transportation Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee is considering a bill that will slash Amtrak's budget by a third in 2014--putting Amtrak's future very much in jeopardy.
Take Action: High-Speed Rail on Chicago to Detroit Corridor!
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, study, tech, safety, news, NewTechnology, interesting, humans, pollution, protection, nature, Sustainabililty, environment, energy, sustainable, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, travel )

- 2157 days ago -
The Michigan Department of Transportation is leading a multi-state effort to develop a 20-year master plan for the corridor. Much of the plan's focus is on the Chicago, IL - Porter/Michigan City, IN segment, where 2 new tracks dedicated to passenger tra
China Opens Longest High-Speed Rail Line
Science & Tech  (tags: china, world, technology, Sustainabililty, goodnews, eco-friendly, CoolStuff, coolstuff, business, travel, concept, design, energy, environment, NewTechnology, performance, society, technology )

- 2303 days ago -
China began service Wednesday morning on the world's longest high-speed rail line, covering a distance in eight hours that is about equal to that from New York to Key West, Fla., or from London across Europe to Belgrade, Serbia.
For Planes, a Climate Antidote: Bypass the Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate-change, climatechange, CO2emissions, destruction, conservation, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, science, research, world, water, oceans, pollution, protection, nature, technology, business, consumers, corporate, ethics, money )

- 2325 days ago -
Air traffic is the biggest source of pollution in the Arctic. Ever since cross-polar flights became commonplace in the late 1990s, flights crossing the Arctic Circle have risen steadily, surpassing 50,000 in 2010.
If You Like Traveling, Photography and Learning From the Best, Read This!
Science & Tech  (tags: photography, arcurs, academy, travel, learn )

- 2765 days ago -
This year Yuri Arcurs Photography is putting together an elite international academy program in the hope of producing the most competent and gifted photography class of 2015. This private funded program runs for three years, during which participants
Barnette Street Bridge Crane Topples Across Chena River
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, humans, interesting, news, tech, destruction, ecosystems, environment, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, water, humans, interesting, news, safety, society, transportation, travel, usa, news, safety )

- 3213 days ago -
FAIRBANKS - A crane working on the Barnette Street Bridge crashed into the Chena River on Tuesday morning. Witnesses described hearing a loud crashing noise just before 11 a.m. as the crane, with its base originally on the north side of the river
Protecting Yourself From Suspicionless Searches While Traveling
Science & Tech  (tags: culture, freedoms, government, law, police, safety, society, travel, world, science )

- 4003 days ago -
The Ninth Circuit's recent ruling (pdf) in United States v. Arnold allows border patrol agents to search your laptop or other digital device without limitation when you are entering the country. EFF and many civil liberties, travelers' rights, immigration
The New B&Bs: Beagles and Bedbugs
Science & Tech  (tags: unusual, interesting, travel, Hotels and Motels, health, GoodNews, working dogs, scent hounds, business, dogs, beagles, scent hounds )

- 4015 days ago -
The New York Daily News this week reports on a firm that relies on dogs to determine the presence of bedbugs. "We are inundated with requests from hotels and apartment owners," said Carl Massicott, owner of Advanced K9 Detectives.
Biofuels: Fields of Dreams
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, food, globalwarming, green, greenliving, goodnews, greenproducts, organic, protection, recycling, sustainable, technology, travel, world, forests, habitatdestruction, research, car, NewTechnology )

- 4057 days ago -
Are biofuels the answer to exhausted oil wells or just another nightmare scenario?
Report: Europe May Begin Fingerprinting Foreign Travelers
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, freedoms, terrorism, war, world, crime, government, interesting, safety, travel, world, computer, internet, NewTechnology, safety, science, technology )

- 4084 days ago -
The European Commission is set to propose tomorrow that all foreign travelers entering and exiting Europe, including American citizens, should be fingerprinted, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Hydrogen - the Future Fuel of Air Travel?
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, travel, alternative fuels, air travel, hydrogen, hydrogen )

- 4095 days ago -
Fly from Brussels to Sydney in just over 4 hours? To achieve the range and speed goals, fossil fuels have been ditched in favor of liquid hydrogen.
In a Forest's Breath, Deciphering Climate Clues
Science & Tech  (tags: americans, climate, ClimateChange, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests, globalwarming, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, research, science, trees, travel, environment, interesting, usa )

- 4123 days ago -
A place called Harvard Forest sounds like it should inspire deep thoughts about nature. And in fact, it does. (First two sentences of article).

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