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  • Why Can’t America have High-Speed Bullet Trains?

    05/26/2019 5:46:26 AM PDT · by vannrox · 138 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 25MAY19 | Editorial staff
    Well, California Governor Gavin Newsom has abandoned plans to build a high-speed railroad between Los Angeles and San Francisco. After spending billions of dollars in funds, much of it from the Federal government, the Governor said that the project should be shelved. He cited that the project was too expensive. The face of American politics today. This is the slick and well-packaged oligarchy pick for California. Mr. California Governor Gavin Newsom. Look how plastic he appears. Why, he could be right out of one of those political villains from a 1980’s John Cusack movie. California Is Abandoning A Plan To...
  • 50mph speed limit on police car let ATM raid gang flee

    04/29/2019 5:17:10 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 25 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | 4/29/2019 | Gillian Halliday
    Police officers can only drive faster than the speed limit when they are responding to an emergency situation where they believe there is an immediate and serious risk to life. Not only do we have to adhere to the speed limit like every other driver - unless we are responding to a situation where a person is in danger - but there is also technology in our vehicles that monitors the speed at which we are travelling. If we go over that limit it triggers an alert and we have to justify to our bosses why we breached that limit.
  • Phoenix: Vision Zero Plan on City Agenda to lower speed limits

    04/19/2019 11:04:31 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 28 replies
    Sal Urgent Alert ^ | 04/19/19 | Sal DiCiccio
    URGENT ALERT: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DOUBLE YOUR TRIP TIMES AROUND TOWN - AND LIKELY YOUR TAXES - READ THIS AND COME TO COUNCIL NEXT TUES With zero public notice, the City of Phoenix has put a plan on agenda for next week called "Vision Zero". The major policy focus of this plan is a massive reduction in speed limits across ALL city streets. Boston adopted this program a few years ago and reduced all City streets to 25MPH. When that didn't work - and by "work" they mean eliminating ALL roadway fatalities - they developed a plan to...
  • The ultimate race! Supercar, superbike, F1 car, private jet and fighter jet go head to head [tr]

    09/21/2018 12:21:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 21, 2018 | Dianne Apen-Sadler
    Three supercars, a superbike, a Formula 1 car, a private jet and a fighter jet went head to head at a tech festival in Istanbul yesterday. Five drivers raced alongside each other on a 400metre runway as the fighter jet and private jet took off next to them at Istanbul's new international airport. The monumental race took place as part of the aviation, space and technology festival which is being held at the airport ahead of its official opening in October. The vehicles included a Kawasaki H2R motorcycle, Tesla P100DL, Aston Martin New Vantage and Lotus Evora GT 430 -...
  • Danny Thompson breaks wheel-driven land speed record at 448.757 mph (Bonneville Speed Week)

    08/25/2018 4:52:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Auto Week ^ | 08/13/2018 | staff
    Danny Thompson, son of the late, great Mickey Thompson, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he shattered the piston-powered, wheel-driven land speed record at Bonneville with a blistering two-way average run of 448.757 mph Sunday. “We did it!” Thompson wrote on the team’s website. “On Sunday morning, eight years of hard work culminated in a 450.909-mph return run. Averaged with yesterday's speed of 446.605 mph, we achieved a new two-way AA/FS record of 448.757 mph, enough to make us the world's fastest piston-powered car.” Like all things that happen at 450 mph, it didn’t come easily. “It got a little squirrely,”...
  • Escape from Proxima b

    04/16/2018 1:36:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 4/16/18 | Abraham Loeb
    A civilization in the habitable zone of a dwarf star like Proxima Centauri might find it hard to get into interstellar space with conventional rocketsAlmost all space missions launched so far by our civilization have been based on chemical propulsion. The fundamental limitation here is easy to understand: a rocket is pushed forward by ejecting burnt fuel gases backwards through its exhaust. The characteristic composition and temperature of the burnt fuel set the exhaust speed to a typical value of a few kilometers per second. Momentum conservation implies that the terminal speed of the rocket is given by this exhaust...
  • Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route

    12/19/2017 6:48:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KING5.COM ^ | 12/18/2017
    Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route "It’s virtually inevitable that someone is going to get killed that wouldn’t be killed otherwise," Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned WSDOT about the new high-speed route. Author: Susannah Frame Published: 10:37 PM PST December 18, 2017 Two weeks before a high-speed Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) that the route could be deadly without additional safety precautions.
  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 1:46:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/18/17 | Eric Peters
    Since when is the law supposed to be fungible? Even better — from a certain point-of-view — than a radar trap based on an under-posted speed limit is a radar trap with a changing speed limit. One that can be dumbed-down at random and with no prior notice, at the whim of the same government workers who enforce the limits and profit from that enforcement. It’s called Variable Speed Limits and the Feds — through the Department of Transportation — are not only encouraging the states to adopt them, they are bribing them to adopt them. Cue Dr. Evil voice...
  • Cosmic uncertainty: Is the speed of light really constant?

    03/10/2017 3:40:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 03/01/2017 | Stuart Clark
    The speed of light in a vacuum is the ultimate cosmic speed limit. Just getting close to it causes problems: the weird distortions of Einstein’s relativity kick in, so time slows down, lengths go up, masses balloon and everything you thought was fixed changes. Only things that have no mass in the first place can reach light speed – photons of light being the classic example. Absolutely nothing can exceed this cosmic max.We have known about the special nature of light speed since an experiment by US physicists Albert Michelson and Edward Morley in the 1880s. They set two beams...
  • Speed Limits in Michigan Going Up

    02/01/2017 9:18:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/29/2017 | Anne Schieber
    Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills that will require specified engineering standards in setting speed limits in Michigan, helping to put an end to what some motorists claim are speed traps. The changes went into effect when the governor signed them into law on Jan. 4. “This might be the best New Year’s present Michigan’s motorists and our visitors could have wished for,” said James Walker of the National Motorists Association, which supported the bills. The bills will increase speed limits, with the limit on rural interstates going up to 75 mph. They also require that limits on...
  • 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 don’t 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...