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  • 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
    theblaze.com ^ | 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
    ABCnews.com ^ | 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 ABCNews.com.
  • 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...
  • MOVING RIGHT ALONG!!

    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
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208917031495194459069.0004c4ad51191c57b657d&msa=0
  • 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
    Dubya-M-Dees
    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
    Fox23.com ^ | 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 FOX23.com. 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
    Jalopnik.com ^ | 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. CBSSF.com 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    SmallGovTimes.com ^ | 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
    phoenix.bizjournals.com/ ^ | 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 | mford@pantagraph.com | 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.
  • Behind the NFL's Touchdown Binge

    09/10/2009 2:27:17 AM PDT · by BGHater · 55 replies · 1,963+ views
    WSJ ^ | 09 Sep 2009 | MATTHEW FUTTERMAN
    As Scoring Soars, One Professor Sees Parallels in Nature; the 'River Basin' Theory When the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans open the NFL season Thursday night, they will headline a brand of football that is nearly unrecognizable from the days when Jack Lambert and Mean Joe Greene were pulverizing ball carriers at the line of scrimmage. Today's NFL offenses spread out across the field, stretching defenses and creating wider holes of flow and penetration. In this game, balletic receivers like Pittsburgh's Santonio Holmes are the NFL's defining talents. The NFL has become so fast and efficient that last season, teams...
  • Officer clocked at 149 mph pleads guilty

    08/06/2009 9:12:10 AM PDT · by OldCorps · 31 replies · 1,260+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 5, 2009 | Josh Jarman
    A Gahanna police officer pleaded guilty this morning to speeding charges after he was ticketed last month for traveling almost 150 miles per hour on a motorcycle. Gahanna Officer Christopher Thomas, 33, received a speeding ticket eight days after he was caught going 149 mph on I-70 near Buckeye Lake, and then only after the Ohio Highway Patrol made a courtesy call to his department. Trooper Jason E. Highsmith, 35, who was riding his motorcycle near Thomas, received a ticket for going 147 mph four days later. Licking County Municipal Judge W. David Branstool fined Thomas the maximum $150 and...
  • VK speed! can you find anybody on earth who can zot Chicom shills faster than the Viking Kitties?

    08/05/2009 8:44:58 AM PDT · by badguy2000 · 80 replies · 1,807+ views
    August,4th,2009 | badguy2000
    here shows you how chinese devlope their country! then, you should know why chinese economy grow faster than others. Feb 2009
  • Speed of Iran vote count called suspicious

    06/15/2009 6:19:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 536+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/09 | Jason Keyser - ap
    CAIRO How do you count almost 40 million handwritten paper ballots in a matter of hours and declare a winner? That's a key question in Iran's disputed presidential election. International polling experts and Iran analysts said the speed of the vote count, coupled with a lack of detailed election data normally released by officials, was fueling suspicion around President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's landslide victory. Iran's supreme leader endorsed the hard-line president's re-election the morning after Friday's vote, calling it a "divine assessment" and appearing to close the door on challenges from Iran's reformist camp. But on Monday, after two days...
  • Google Chrome 2.0 Released

    05/25/2009 8:14:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,259+ views
    G4TV ^ | Friday, May 22, 2009 | Jake Gaskill
    Heads up, Google Chrome-hounds. Version 2.0 of your favorite, lightning-fast, "anti-establishment" browser has been released, and it's quicker and more feature-packed than ever. That is, if you take the word of the massive corporation that designed it. Over at the official Chrome blog, Googleite Darin Fisher says that a few of the new additions were included in the re-beta-ed beta released back in March, but the new version does contain some new features and sports faster speeds and increased stability thanks to the proper squashing of some 300 bugs. One of the new, and predictably appreciated, features lets you remove...
  • Internet Traffic Report

    01/25/2009 11:28:34 AM PST · by combat_boots · 19 replies · 1,256+ views
    Please save this link as a favorite. I post it here today because there is a 100% packet loss in the Vienna, VA, area going on. Generally, traffic is slower today.
  • Automatic speed-limiting devices should be fitted to cars, says report[UK]

    12/30/2008 12:19:33 PM PST · by BGHater · 35 replies · 820+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Dec 2008 | Jon Swaine
    A panel from the Commission for Integrated Transport and the Motorists' Forum, both of which advise the Government on transport, say the technology would cut injuries from road accidents by 29 per cent and reduce carbon emissions. The system would require detailed digital maps of Britain's roads, containing every speed limit, to be drawn up. A device in vehicles would use satellite positioning technology to discover the limit in its location and reduce its speed if necessary. The groups say the devices should be fitted on a voluntary basis and should contain a manual override feature, meaning drivers could break...
  • Montana motorcyclist dies in 239 mph crash

    09/05/2008 2:08:49 PM PDT · by Night Conservative · 66 replies · 284+ views
    WENDOVER, Utah A 47-year-old record-setting motorcycle racer from Montana has died when he lost control and crashed while traveling at 239 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Investigators weren't sure what caused Cliff Gullett, of Bozeman, Mont., to lose control of the motorcycle Wednesday during a time trial. The American Motorcyclist Association said on its Web site that Gullett was competing in the 500cc Streamliner class at the Salt Flats, where drivers go for speed records every summer on the flat, open space just east of the Nevada state line.
  • Toy rocket inspires variable-speed bullets (technology scalable to any size, handgun to howitzer)

    07/22/2008 11:27:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies · 198+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/21/08 | David Hambling
    A gun that fires variable speed bullets and which can be set to kill, wound or just inflict a bruise is being built by a US toy manufacturer. The weapon is based on technology used to propel toy rockets. Lund and Company Invention, a toy design studio based near Chicago, makes toy rockets that are powered by burning hydrogen obtained by electrolysing water. Now the company is being funded by the US army to adapt the technology to fire bullets instead. The US Army are interested in arming soldiers with weapons that can be switched between lethal and non-lethal modes....
  • U.S. study backs higher speed limits (While Sen. Warner wants return to federal 55 mph mandate)

    07/08/2008 6:53:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies · 282+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 24 June
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 24 (UPI) -- Higher interstate speed limits on an Indiana highway haven't resulted in additional deaths or serious injuries, a study has determined. Purdue University researchers found that an increase from 65 to 70 mph on Interstate 65 was still safe, a result that adds to mix of research results nationwide since passage of the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995, which gave states freedom to set interstate speed limits. Study authors acknowledged the ongoing debate in a Purdue University news release. "These findings are important because the influence of speed limits on roadway safety...
  • Md. House Passes Speed Camera Bill

    03/21/2008 6:03:37 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 34 replies · 535+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2008 | Philip Rucker
    The Maryland House of Delegates voted 90 to 45 yesterday to pass the governor's speed cameras legislation, allowing police departments to install roadside cameras to ticket speeding motorists in work areas, school zones and residential neighborhoods across the state. The Senate has passed a similar bill. If the two chambers agree on a final version, Maryland would join the District in using cameras to enforce speed limits. In Maryland, speed cameras are legal only in Montgomery County. The legislation would allow the state's 23 other jurisdictions to use the technology.(snip) The speed camera bill, which was proposed by Gov. Martin...
  • China, India speed climate change: Australian report

    02/21/2008 12:44:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 112+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/08 | Neil Sands
    SYDNEY (AFP) - The economic rise of China and India means climate change is occurring faster than previously thought, making efforts to fix the problem more urgent, an official Australian report found Thursday. The government-commissioned report called for stronger international commitment to addressing climate change, saying current efforts "still fall far short of getting deep cuts in global emissions underway." It warned Australia, already hot and dry, was more vulnerable to climate change than any other developed country and needed to lead efforts to reduce the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The government brushed aside the report's call for...
  • 4 yr old girl sexually assaulted at playground

    12/13/2007 10:57:15 PM PST · by yorkie · 50 replies · 794+ views
    AZ Family ^ | December 13, 2007
    PHOENIX -- Police have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a 4 year old girl at a playground at University Park. Suspect booked into 4th Avenue Jail Police say the girl was at the playground with her family near by. Several witnesses say they saw suspect William Speed grab the girl while she played on the jungle gym and begin sexually assaulting her. The girl screamed and her family had to fight Speed to get him off of the girl. The family and nearby witnesses restrained Speed until police arrived. Suspect William Speed is a Level 3 sex...
  • Why is FR so fast today!?

    11/09/2007 9:49:04 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 40 replies · 324+ views
    My PC ^ | 11/9/07 | BSR
    The pages seem to load so very quickly. I don't have to click the refresh button at all. It's very unusual.