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  • Fastest-Ever Spacecraft to Arrive at Jupiter Tonight

    07/04/2016 9:03:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies ^ | July 4, 2016 07:00am ET | Mike Wall,
    As Juno nears Jupiter tonight, the giant planet's powerful gravity will accelerate the spacecraft to an estimated top speed of about 165,000 mph (265,000 km/h) relative to Earth, mission team members said. "I don't think we've had any human[-made] object that's moved that fast, that's left the Earth," Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton, of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, said during a news conference last week. The all-time speed record is currently held by NASA's Helios 1 and Helios 2 spacecraft, which launched in the mid-1970s to study the sun. Both probes reached top speeds of about 157,000...
  • Speed Trap Empire Strikes Back at Reform Effort

    02/19/2016 9:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/14/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A package of bills designed in part to eliminate speed traps was reported out of the House Transportation Committee lacking a provision that would have restricted local governments from imposing unreasonably low speed limits. One of the bills would have required limits to be set no lower than the speed at which 75 percent of drivers proceed in free-flowing traffic under normal conditions. The deletion of that requirement will let municipalities like Grand Rapids continue to enforce limits that studies show are exceeded by 97 percent of drivers. Speeding tickets are a multimillion-dollar revenue stream for governments and a windfall...
  • The speed of light is... slooooooow

    11/02/2015 11:04:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 80 replies
  • The Politics of Speed Limits

    10/28/2015 9:11:06 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/24/2015 | Anne Schieber
    With a high number of drivers exceeding the posted speed limits on Michigan interstates and rural highways, one has to wonder why anyone would oppose legalizing higher speeds. For insight, look no further than the five hours of testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on House Bills 4423 to 4427 given on Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. The bills modify speed limits on roads to reflect what is known as the 85th percentile, or the speed not exceeded by 85 percent of drivers. Those speaking out against the bills include members of the Michigan State Police,...
  • These places have the slowest Internet in the country

    h2>Do you think your Internet is slow? That's nothing compared to what these folks are going through. If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T (T, Tech30) from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up in the 1990s. There are a handful of other examples from researchers at M-Lab, which provides tools to assess Internet performance. In some cases, Internet speeds can be as slow as 0.5 Megabits per second. Take Seattle, where CenturyLink (CTL) customers trying to access particular sites from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. will...
  • 19-year-old US track phenom becomes the fastest teenager ever, takes over US Championships

    06/29/2015 8:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/29/2015 | Tony Manfred
    American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 19-year-old who goes to Baylor, had a historic weekend at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. In the prelims he ran the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds. It's the fastest time ever for a teenager and ties for the 2nd-fastest time of 2015. At age 19 Bromell is the 10th-fastest man of all time, and the 4th-fastest American. He went on to finish second to Tyson Gay in the 100m finals at the US Championships, which earned him a spot on the US team at the World Championships in Beijing in August. "I started...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Why Was Amtrak Train In Deadly Wreck Speeding?

    05/14/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | May 14,2015 | Breitbart News
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Federal investigators have determined that an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was careening through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, yet they still dont know why it was going so fast.
  • Senate set to take up raising Wisconsin speed limit to 70 mph

    05/06/2015 10:13:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-6-15 | Jason Stein
    The speed limit on some Wisconsin highways would rise to 70 mph, under a proposal coming before the state Senate on Wednesday. The bill would end Wisconsin's status as a lone island of 65 mph limits in the Midwest by increasing the maximum speed on stretches of interstates and some other four-lane highways that have overpasses, underpasses and ramps instead other roads that directly cross traffic on the highway. If passed by the Senate, the proposal would return to the Assembly, which passed a different version of the bill on a bipartisan vote in March. The proposal would mean that...
  • Kakebeka Falls (Canada) Incident Attracts U.S Security Attention

    05/23/2004 11:44:10 AM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies · 206+ views
    tbs ^ | Web Posted: 5/21/2004 7:19:06 PM
    Kakebeka Falls Incident Attracts U.S Security Attention Tb News Source Web Posted: 5/21/2004 7:19:06 PM An incident in Kakabeka Falls last month has apparently caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the F.B.I. ABC News reports that the arrest of two people driving a van loaded 12 drums of red phosphorous has caused concern because of fears of a new terror attack in the U.S. The chemical is highly incendiary, and ABC says American authorities have reports a spectacular attack may be planned for sometime before the Presidential election this fall. Thunder Bay Police charged a...
  • A promised 'right' to fast internet rings hollow for millions stuck with 20th-century speeds

    03/24/2015 10:22:40 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 25 replies
    The Conversation,, ^ | March 24, 2015 - 3 hours ago | Bianca Reisdorf And Anne-Marie Oostveen
    In response to the government's recent declarations that internet speeds of 100Mb/s should be available to "nearly all homes" in the UK, a great many might suggest that this is easier said than done. It would not be the first such bold claim, yet internet connections in many rural areas still languish at 20th-century speeds. The government's digital communications infrastructure strategy contains the intention of giving customers the "right" to a broadband connection of at least 5Mb/s in their homes. There's no clear indication of any timeline for introduction, nor what is meant by "nearly all homes" and "affordable prices"....
  • Speed Limit Reform Died Last Year but May be Revived

    01/28/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Figuring out how much government makes from speeding tickets is a fools game. Just ask the National Motorists Association, the one group whose mission it is to know. We will not be unwitting cannon fodder for self-serving government programs, over-bearing police departments or greedy courts, states its website. Michigan Capitol Confidential contacted the NMA to see if it had tallies on speeding ticket revenue in Michigan. Speed limit reform bills in both chambers failed to make it out of committee last session but are expected to reappear this session. Jim Walker, the executive director of the NMA, says that the...
  • City's Speed Traps Backfire [Chicago]

    10/18/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Screen ^ | CBS-Chicago
    Drivers in Chicago have gotten wise to speed cameras, budget figures show, and now the city needs to come up with $50 million in revenue. Chicagoans are costing the city tens of millions of dollars - through good behavior. Mayor Rahm Emanuel underestimated the intelligence of Chicago drivers, and the city paid for it big time. On a smooth, wide, well-travelled stretch of Irving Park Road, running between two cemeteries no homes, no stores, no parking the city of Chicago is trying to balance its budget. Each flash means a photo; each photo, a violation. Each violation: a...
  • Photographer captures the moment a jet breaks the sound barrier after FIVE years of trying

    10/13/2014 12:45:40 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 10-13-2014
    Joe Broyles spent five years attempting to get the spectacular image which almost impossible due to the speed the aircraft moves. The remarkable photo features an F-18 Super Hornet 2 jet with a vapour cone forming around it. The cone, which lasted just tenths of a second, is produced when an aircraft reaches 'transonic velocity' the speed of sound (766mph). The 61-year-old took the picture at the Oceania Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, USA, on September 21. He admitted he needed some luck to capture the shot after attending multiple air shows over the last five years without...
  • 1 in 5 students at an Ivy League college abuse stimulant drugs

    05/06/2014 2:49:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 02, 2014 | Deborah Kotz
    College students abusing prescription stimulants to improve their performance on exams dubbed good grade pills has been getting increased attention, but is it a form of cheating? About one-third of students surveyed at one Ivy League college say its not, according to a study slated to be presented on Saturday at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver. Even more disturbing: Nearly one in five students at an Ivy League college (that the researchers declined to identify) reported misusing a prescription stimulant like Ritalin or Adderall used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...
  • Moscow Man Collecting Every VHS Copy of Speed

    04/25/2014 6:49:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KREM ^ | April 23, 2014 | Bryan Bermensolo
    MOSCOW, Idaho--One local man said he dedicates his free time to collecting copies of the movie Speed. Ryan Beitz, of Moscow, wants to be the sole owner of every VHS copy of the 1994 thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. One time I bought 30 copies from a store, said Beitz. What started as a joke, when Beitz bought six copies from a pawnshop seven years ago, turned into a campaign. We're running a Kick-Starter to get the van fixed up and painted like the bus from the movie Speed. It's so we can travel the country, come to...
  • Idaho, Wyoming poised to get 80 mph speed limits [w/video]

    04/01/2014 5:18:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    autoblog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Chris Bruce
    You should be able to drive across the Northwestern part of the United States a little more quickly in the coming months. Idaho and Wyoming have just passed laws to raise some interstate speed limits to 80 miles per hour. The Idaho law goes into effect on July 1, but there could be a delay because the Idaho Transportation Department is still conducting safety surveys to decide where to raise limits. It might be late summer before drivers actually see a change. According to a report from local television news station KMVT, the department actually opposed the bill, but it...
  • Jeff Gordon Exacts Revenge on Critic in the Best Way Possible

    02/27/2014 4:45:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | february 27, 2014 | becket adams
    When Jeff Gordon and Pepsi teamed up in 2013 to stage an undercover test drive with a supposedly terrified car dealer, Jalopniks Travis Okulskicalled outthe professional racer for faking the stunt, characterizing it as duplicitous. So Gordon decided to get back at the writer by staging another stunt. And its hilarious. With a little help from Okulskis bosses, they got Okulski into a cab in North Carolina, and, well magic happens,Yahoo Sportsexplains.
  • NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

    12/02/2013 2:36:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 2, 2013 | JIM FITZGERALD & FRANK ELTMAN - AP
    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said. Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: "That's the question we need to answer." Weener said the information on the locomotive's speed was preliminary and extracted from the Metro-North train's two data recorders, taken from the wreckage after the Sunday morning...
  • New Record: Driving Across the US in Less Than 29 Hours

    10/31/2013 6:25:00 PM PDT · by oxcart · 43 replies ^ | 10/31/2013 | Russell Goldman
    Three men, a souped-up Mercedes, 2,813 miles of American roadway, a bedpan, and a dream. Ed Bolian, and his team, obliterated a cross-country driving record this month, racing from New York to LA in a heart-pounding 28 hours 50 minutes. Thats 11 hours faster than Google maps says it should take, and nearly 3 hours faster than the previous record set in 2006 of 31 hours and 4 minutes. Honestly, I was so shocked at how much we had beat our target and previous record, Bolian, a 27-year-old Lamborghini dealer from Atlanta told
  • Emanuel speed cameras may bring in more revenue than expected

    10/13/2013 12:23:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/11/13 | Bill Ruthhart
    Chicago's first speed cameras at just four locations issued warnings to more than 233,000 speeders in 45 days, violations that would have totaled $13.8 million in tickets, according to data released by the city today. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted his speed camera program as a way to improve traffic safety for children near the city's parks and schools, but the early warning violations from Chicago's first speed cameras are the latest indicator that the fledgling program could be a financial windfall for the city. Emanuel has projected $15 million in speed camera revenue for the remainder of 2013, with...

    11/03/2012 2:42:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    self | November 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    The forum is moving along pretty good tonight, must be some STP spilled in the servers!
  • My Google Map of California's "High Speed" Train Route

    07/14/2012 11:31:54 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 25 replies
    July 14, 2012 | Allan J. Favish
  • Data sheds light on speed of Greenland's glaciers

    05/04/2012 8:01:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/4/12 | BBC
    Greenland's glaciers are not speeding up as much as previously thought, researchers have estimated. As a result, the ice rivers may be contributing "significantly less" to sea-level rise than had been thought. Previous studies had estimated that the nation's glaciers would double their flow by 2010 and continue to maintain that speed, they explained. But the team, writing in Science, said the glaciers could eventually flow faster than earlier studies estimated. The team of US researchers based their findings on data stretching back to 2000-2001, collected from more than 200 outlet glaciers. "So far, on average, we are seeing about...
  • Speed(Spy) Cameras

    04/04/2012 9:49:24 AM PDT · by campg · 6 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 4/4/2012 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES The Iowa House voted Tuesday to ban red light cameras on a 58-42 vote that broke largely but not completely along party lines. The bill now goes to the Senate, where there seems to be little chance that it will make it to the floor for a vote. The legislation took a long route to Tuesdays vote. A camera ban had momentum at the start of the session, including tentative support from the governor and one legislator offering a constitutional amendment to ban the devices in the state. But as the session wore on, support...
  • FRee Tip to Speed up Free Republic

    03/07/2012 7:30:34 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 25 replies
    Sorry for the vanity, but I wanted to throw this out there in case it hadn't been observed/discussed before. If it has, my apologies. I noticed this morning on my laptop that Free Republic was loading BLAZINGLY fast. The main listing of articles appeared almost instantly as well as any article selected appeared instantly. I thought, WOW! They've really done some work to get the site to run this fast! Later on my desktop, I saw that the site was the speed I was accustomed to (sorry, not complaining!!) but it was quite a bit slower to list and view...
  • Son, mom, grandpa in Dixie Co. accused of making meth [3 generations of tweekers]

    02/24/2012 8:49:03 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 110 replies · 1+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | February 16, 2012 | Karen Voyles
    The Dixie County Sheriff's Office early Thursday arrested four people representing three generations of a single family on suspicions they were working together to manufacture methamphetamine.
  • Cops: Woman spent six hours in a WalMart making meth

    12/09/2011 2:35:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies ^ | 12-9-11
    TULSA Tulsa police arrested a 45-year-old woman they said mixed chemicals together to make methamphetamine inside a Wal-Mart store. She didnt have the money to make the purchases of the chemicals that were needed so she was taking what was needed in the bottle, Tulsa Police Officer David Shelby told Police said the suspect, Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, had been in the store since noon on Thursday, taking chemicals from bottles and mixing them in order to make meth. She had been in the store for six hours, according to police. Security officials called police once they spotted...
  • Cops in Florida ready to fight each other over traffic stop (Highway Patrol vs. Miami cops)

    11/04/2011 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 68 replies ^ | 11/3/11 | By Matt Hardigree
    A war is brewing in South Florida, but don't look to the police to protect you. They're the ones who are fighting. Members of the Miami-Dade Police Department aren't taking kindly to having one of their own arrested at gunpoint by a State Trooper and now the threats and insults are flying. It started last month when Miami Officer Fausto Lopez was pulled over in his squad car for driving 120 MPH en route to an off-duty job. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Donna Jane Watts pulled him over, gun drawn, and put him in handcuffs. Miami cops are complaining...
  • Google Brings Ultra-Fast Internet To Homes Near Stanford

    08/28/2011 10:35:59 PM PDT · by CometBaby · 3 replies
    STANFORD (CBS 5) Google has changed the way people search on the internet, now its changing the way some people surf the web. Hundreds of lucky Bay Area residents are now accessing what is being touted as the fastest internet speeds in the world. CBS 5s Kiet Do tested the Google Fiber internet service, which is being offered for free in a neighborhood just south of the Stanford University campus. A 95-megabyte high-definition movie trailer downloaded in about nine seconds. showed up in a blink.
  • Self-Defense Tip: Slow Down

    08/18/2011 5:50:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 17 August, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Self-defense situations trigger your natural fight, flight or freeze response. As your bloodstream fills with adrenalin you start thinking and moving a lot faster than normal. But your perception of time may remain the same. In other words, you have more time than you think you have. Ive pointed this out before, and counseled self-defense shooters to force themselves to react slowly. Because you wont be reacting slowly. Youll be reacting just as quickly as you would in a less stressful environment, but doing so with more control . . . When youre trying to avoid or counter a violent...
  • China's High Speed Rail System Has First Major Accident

    07/26/2011 7:52:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/26/11 | Megan McArdle
    With all the other horrible events of the weekend, China's high speed rail crash sort of faded into the background. But the toll is horrific: 43 dead, and hundreds more injured after one high speed train ran into another. Critics, such as Michael Sainsbury of The Australian, are now arguing that this is the result of cut corners in the construction process:A picture is beginning to emerge of a network that has been built to unrealistic and politically driven timetables, using a mix of technologies that were given little time to be properly integrated.
  • (GOP-controlled) House passes bill to speed up oil drilling

    05/11/2011 2:59:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies ^ | 5/11/11 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    The Republican-controlled House has passed another bill putting offshore oil and gas drilling on the fast track. The latest measure, passed 263-163 on Wednesday, gives the government a maximum of 60 days to decide whether a company can drill. Afterwards, the permit is automatically approved. There is currently no deadline for the permits.
  • Speed limit increase possible on some Texas highways

    04/08/2011 12:47:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 38 replies
    WFAA ^ | 4/7/2011 | WFAA
    The Texas House has passed a bill allowing the Texas Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit to 85 miles an hour on some highways.
  • $461 million project will speed train trip to Raleigh by 13 minutes

    03/23/2011 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wbtv ^ | 3/23/11 | AP/WBTV)
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WBTV) - North Carolina transportation officials say they've reached an agreement that will allow them to obtain $461 million in federal grants to improve train service. The agreement will allow faster and more frequent passenger service between Charlotte and Raleigh. State transportation secretary Gene Conti says the agency will seek bids for contracts for tracks, bridges and trains. Officials say the new service would cut travel time from Charlotte to Raleigh to less than three hours, even with seven stops along the way. However, the ride will only be 13 minutes faster. The project is expected to create...
  • "Ridiculous Speed Sign"

    02/07/2011 8:26:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/7/11 | AndreHickmanCreative
    A Video Message to my County Commissioners about speed signs that are an apparent waste of taxpayers money...
  • UK: Speed camera switch-off sees fewer accidents

    08/07/2010 10:19:21 PM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 7, 2010 | David Barrett
    Fewer people have been killed and injured on roads following a decision by a local council to switch off its speed cameras. Accident data shows that in the first nine months after the devices were scrapped in Swindon, there were 315 road casualties in the area as a whole, compared with 327 in the same period the previous year. In total there were two fatalities compared with four in the same period previously and 44 serious injuries, down from 48. The figures were seized on by campaigners who claim speed cameras do little to combat problem driving...
  • Arizona speed cameras go dark

    07/16/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies ^ | July 16, 2010 | Steve Adcock
    Several dozen Arizona speed enforcement cameras have officially stopped clicking earlier this morning as the state of Arizona officially killed a traffic enforcement program that failed to generate promised revenue. The state ended its two-year contract with Australia-based Redflex Traffic Systems, the company responsible for installing the cameras and processing imagery. A total of 76 fixed and mobile cameras will be removed from state streets and highways by Labor Day. The state said that drivers that have been snapped along Arizona highways before Friday morning are still responsible for paying the tickets. Drivers, however, are taking a different tune. I...
  • Verizon announces 4G rollout

    06/28/2010 7:47:29 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Verizon Website ^ | June 28, 2010 | Verizon
    Verizon Wireless will be the first company in the U.S. and among the first in the world to launch LTE with a sizeable footprint. We will launch our 4G LTE network in 25 to 30 markets late in 2010, covering approximately 100 million people; well double that in 2012. And we plan to cover our entire existing 3G footprint with 4G LTE by the end of 2013. Verizon Wireless plans to utilize our nationwide, contiguous 700 MHz spectrum to deploy 4G LTE. This spectrum covers the entire lower 48 states and Hawaii, and gives our customers the nationwide...
  • ATS secures investment from Goldman SachsPhoenix (speed cameras being used in more than 120 cities)

    06/11/2010 8:37:27 AM PDT · by day21221 · 12 replies · 296+ views ^ | Friday, September 26, 2008 | Patrick O'Grady
    ATS secures investment from Goldman SachsPhoenix Business Journal - by Patrick O'Grady Phoenix Business Journal Dave DAmato, design and engineering manager for American Traffic Solutions Inc., works on a device that will take pictures of speeders. View Larger American Traffic Solutions Inc. is getting an investment boost from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to help it meet increasing demand for its red-light and speed cameras. Although neither company would disclose the amount of the investment, ATS President James Tuton said it was a significant amount that will net the former investment house, now a bank holding company, two seats on the...
  • Scramjet-powered X-51A Waverider missile breaks Mach 5 record

    05/28/2010 11:13:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies · 1,098+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 5-27-10 | Matthew Shaer
    On Wednesday morning, a US Air Force X-51A Waverider missile sustained speeds of Mach 5 for more than 200 seconds, the US Air Force has announced. The X-51A Waverider, which was launched over the southern California coast, is powered by next-gen scramjet technology.
  • Popping Pills a Popular Way to Boost Brain Power (60 Minutes)

    04/27/2010 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies · 631+ views
    CBS News ^ | 04/25/2010 | staff
    If there were a drug that would make you smarter, would you take it? Today an increasing number of healthy people are using drugs without a prescription as a way to improve their mental function. It's called neuroenhancement and if you want to find someone who's trying it out, just visit a college campus. That's where a surprising number of students are turning to drugs like Adderall and Ritalin, originally developed to treat attention disorders, to boost their brain power and help them make the grade
  • New speed cameras trap motorists from space [Ruled Britannia alert!]

    04/20/2010 10:02:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 April 2010 | Richard Savill
    The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks. The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was probably geared up to zones in residential areas. The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall. The `SpeedSpike system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with...
  • How do I have ny own broadband?

    04/01/2010 4:59:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 40 replies · 784+ views
    self | April 1, 2010 | knarf
    While reading about the competition for broadband in South Korea .. I wondered ...
  • Amazing Come From Behind Video: Speed Skating 1,000 Meters - Steven Bradbury 2002 Olympics

    02/07/2010 7:56:45 AM PST · by murron · 5 replies · 458+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/7/2010
    The laws of improbability were definitely on the side of this guy!
  • ‘Nazi speed’ being smuggled here in ever-larger amounts

    02/02/2010 3:14:19 AM PST · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 565+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2010 | Yaakov Lappin
    Police seize 5,000 amphetamine-based ‘Yaba’ pills, often referred to as "Hitler's drug," at Ben-Gurion airport; “It allows Thais to work for two days straight,” senior police source explains. A dangerous and addictive drug that was originally developed by Nazi scientists to boost the endurance of Axis soldiers, and which causes users to become aggressive and violent, is being smuggled into Israel from Thailand in ever-larger amounts, The Jerusalem Post has learned. In Thailand, the methamphetamine-based drug is known as “Yaba” (crazy medicine), and in the West, it is often referred to as “Nazi Speed” or “Hitler’s drug.”
  • Protestors Question High Speed Rail in Face of Budget Deficits

    01/30/2010 6:32:56 PM PST · by Republic11 · 24 replies · 510+ views
    The Pantagraph ^ | 1-29-10 | Mary Ann Ford
    By Mary Ann Ford | | Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 9:00 pm | (10) Comments Font Size: Default font size Larger font size NORMAL Not everyone at Fridays news conference supported spending $8 billion for high-speed rail. Several people gathered at the Amtrak station held signs and even made negative comments while Sen. Dick Durbin was speaking. They questioned projections of economic growth from high-speed rail spending and the wisdom of spending so much money in the face of mounting state and federal budget deficits. Im really upset, said Jeff Strange of Bloomington. While officials say the...
  • A Vanity, In Which The Need For Speed Is Discussed

    11/04/2009 8:43:59 AM PST · by ExGeeEye · 189 replies · 2,525+ views
    none | never | me
    Assume the statutory speed limit of 70 MPH; the tendency of the local constabulary to ignore violations up to 5 MPH over; A stream of traffic in the right-hand lane averaging 68-72 MPH; and a certain sense of scofflawry and haste on my part that may rise to the level of a ticket without tipping over into the reckless category; and the fact that I am therefore in the continuous process of "passing on the left" all of those law-abiding drivers in the right lane. A question: exactly how fast must I be going before I must make way for...
  • High-Speed Rail Keeps Train Makers on Track

    10/21/2009 3:38:24 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 871+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2009 | PAUL GLADER
    ST. PETERSBURG, RussiaAs an engineer pulls the throttle, villagers track side gawk at the bullet-shaped train as it gathers speed. Soon, forests and wooden shacks are a blur as a dashboard display reads 250 kilometers an hour (155 miles per hour). Ten years in the making, Russia's state-owned railway is testing eight aerodynamic trains that in December will rush travelers from here to Moscow in less than four hours. With fancy kitchens and leather seats in first class, the Sapsans (Russian for peregrine falcons) mark a change in Russia's egalitarian rail tradition. More broadly, though, Russia's new trains mirror a...
  • Detroit is a good place to speed.

    09/30/2009 4:57:21 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 20 replies · 1,157+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | 9/30/2009 | Wes Siler
    ABC News also reports that, "The in-car cameras and computers in most squad cars don't work so officers can't record traffic stops, run license plates and check for warrants." So basically, speeding is now fair game in the city of Detroit.