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The bicycle’s renaissance

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Commuting by bike just got a lot easier. Companies have developed a “smart” wheel to turn any bike into a personal electric-hybrid vehicle. The wheels…

Wanted: Cars that can prevent crashes

By Mark Russell & Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As vehicle safety technology advances, the federal government is studying how to implement these tools to decrease highway fatalities, especially as baby…

China’s might growing in space and at sea

By Rob Holmes
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Military | A Congressional panel warned that China is speeding toward naval dominance of the western Pacific region and may possess the biggest fleet of modern nuclear…

Tech you can wear is the next big thing

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | For forward-thinking technophiles, the future isn’t just in the latest smartphone or tablet, but in wearable technology. With Google Glass and the expected…

Fasten your seat belts: Air travel takes off in the East

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | At the Dubai Airshow this week, Boeing and Airbus raked in more than 500 orders for their newest jets, including the Boeing 777X, totaling several hundred…

Why the DOJ approved the world's biggest airline

Why the DOJ approved the world's biggest airline

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | The federal government reached a pre-trial settlement this week with American Airlines and US Airways, bringing them one step closer to a December merger. The…

VW ends a groovy era

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | The “long, strange trip” is coming to an end for the Volkswagen bus. Brazil, the world’s last producer of the iconic van, will cease manufacturing…

Airline seats put the squeeze on passengers

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | To offset skyrocketing fuel prices, airlines are squeezing more people into each plane by trimming seats widths and adding rows.  While economy seating…

App-tracking your every move

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | There’s an app for almost everything people want to track these days: mood, glucose level, posture, eating habits, sleep cycles. Users like Mark Moschel,

Migrants arrive in Europe in body bags

By Rob Holmes
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International | Hundreds of illegal migrants lost their lives at sea this month crossing the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, including 339 from Eritrea alone.

Support for in-air electronics taking off

Support for in-air electronics taking off

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Travelers may be able to keep their e-readers, laptops, or smartphones on during takeoff and landing as early as 2014 if the Federal Aviation Administration…

Pilots lighten up with new technology

Pilots lighten up with new technology

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | To boost safety and cut costs, airlines are starting to replace the traditional pilot flight bag, chock full of heavy manuals, charts, and checklists, with…

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