Scientists have now levitated small live animals using sounds that are, well, uplifting. 'What will happen if a living animal is put into the acoustic field?' Will it also be stably levitated?"
[ahhh, the stench of new restrictions coming] Arizona’s lenient child safety laws and lack of teen driver restrictions make it the worst of the 50 states when it comes to preventing traffic related injuries, according to a study to be released today.
A German entrepreneur wants to create a nostalgic smokers' haven above the clouds by starting a nicotine-friendly airline Cuban cigars, caviar, and flight attendants in designer uniforms -- as well as smoking allowed in every seat.
Judge Robert G. James of the United States District Court, Western Division of Louisiana, has said that it is criminal trespass for the American boating public to boat, fish, or hunt on the Mississippi River and other navigable waters in the US.
BMW will roll out the world's first hydrogen-burning car in serial production early next year, the German premium automaker said, eager to put its stamp on cars with green credentials. The specially equipped 7-Series executive cars emit only wate
Traffic deaths in the US reached their highest levels since 1990. "We have no tolerance for any numbers higher than zero," said Acting Transportation Secretary Maria Cino. "Motorcyclists need to wear their helmets, drivers need to buck
A new service that measures radio signals beamed between your cell phone and cell phone towers could soon help speed up your commute. IntelliOne Technologies, a company that specializes in using mobile phone network usage to measure roadway speeds
Rush hour in Washington brings the slugs out into the light. Each workday, members of a unique breed of commuters known as "slugs" line up, sometimes at regular bus stops, sometimes at special areas. Chatting quietly, they wait for stran
But what did Detroit know about batteries? Eberhard had squeezed 20 hours of run time out of the little power pack on his eBook. Battery efficiency was an obsession among computer engineers
Texas roads sometimes seem to stretch into infinity and beyond but the huge state will not take so long to cross since it adopted the fastest speed limit in the US. Last week signs went up on 2 interstate highways that raised the limit to 80mph.
The old method of processing photographs forced camera partnerships to raise the speed that triggers a ticket so that the processing system wouldn't be overburdened. Each location could handle about 800 tickets/day. Boost that to 6000 tickets/day
A new survey finds two-thirds of Americans would support a law banning cell phone use while driving. Fewer than half, however, wish to make them illegal in restaurants and movie theaters. The poll of 849 adults, of which 69% owned cell phones, was co
The nation's top legal driving speed soon could rise to a long-forbidden 80 mph as Texas moves toward increasing the limit on parts of two interstate highways. But 85% of drivers on the affected highways already drive 76-79 mph, says the TxDOT
For isolated towns with crumbling streets, speeding tickets can be an important source of revenue. In Eolia, for example, a ticket for 1 mph over the limit costs $67.50 in fines and court costs. Missouri law lets cities keep all the revenue they coll
It has been nearly 70 years since the last Duesenberg rolled off the assembly line, but the super-stylish king of American luxury automobiles is about to be resurrected. Duesenberg announced that next year it plans to unveil the Duesenberg Torpedo Co
A Swiss businessman won the keys to James Bond's silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe on Friday with a $1.9 million bid at an annual classic car auction in Arizona.
The muscular Camaro concept is pure '69 updated, with the kind of subtle detailing that makes it look up-to-the-minute. The interior is very glitzy, and pays homage to the original, even down to the GM seat belt insignia and the twin instrument p
Transport Canada system uses a GPS device installed in the car to monitor the car's speed and position. If the car begins to significantly exceed the speed limit for the road on which it's travelling the car makes it harder to depress the gas
Federal authorities on Friday turned back a bus carrying protesters who were making a highly publicized effort to gain entry into the Denver Federal Center without showing identification.
Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against Deborah Davis, the 53-year-old Arvada woman who refused to show her identification to federal police officers on an RTD bus traveling through the Federal Center in Lakewood. Davis' supporters, a
You don't need a law degree to grasp the absurdity of the legal jeopardy facing Deb Davis. You just need bus fare....
The pirates audacious enough to raid an oil tanker off Iraq — where the U.S. military patrols — were anything but the stuff of romance and legend.
A Brazilian-made car that burns both gasoline and alcohol processed from corn had its unveiling here ahead of the first shipment of thousands of vehicles to the United States.
Union workers at General Motors Corp. ratified a deal to help the automaker cut billions of dollars in health-care costs, but analysts said the move was far from enough to turn things around at the struggling auto giant.
Councilmen Bob Littlefield and Jim Lane said they question the $640,000 in up-front costs, whether the system will create a bigger liability for the city and whether it's Scottsdale's place to control something that belongs to the state.
The city's looking to be protected legally by Redflex Traffic Systems, Scottsdale’s photo-radar provider. Redflex plans to purchase a $5 million liability insurance policy. But that would not fully protect the city and could be eaten up with a
SpaceShipOne's designer, Burt Rutan, and its financier, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, were on hand as the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum took ownership of the 28-foot star-spangled spacecraft. (More Pictures
"Bicycle sales are near an all-time high with 19 million sold last year -- close to the 20 million sold during the oil embargo in the early 1970s," said Blumenthal, whose association is based in Boulder in the western state of Colorado.
Last month, G.M.'s overall sales fell 24.2 percent and Ford's declined 20.3 percent, compared with the same month a year earlier.