Google’s self-driving car tech may be available in Ford, GM, Toyota and other vehicles within 6 years

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Google’s self-driving car

Within about six years, Google’s self-driving car technology may appear in Toyotas, Fords, and other widely available vehicles. It all depends on how the latest rounds of talks between Google and the automakers play out.

 

 

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1 in 4 adults hold educational credentials other than an academic degree

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A report  from the U.S. Census Bureau says that in the  fall of 2012, more than 50 million U.S. adults, or one in four, had obtained a professional certification, license or educational certificate apart from a postsecondary degree awarded by colleges and universities. This is the Census Bureau’s first-ever report on this topic.

 

 

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Study Shows Underage Drinking Laws Do Save Lives

Study Shows Underage Drinking Laws Do Save Lives 

Underage drinking laws save lives

State laws that prohibit people under the age of 21 from buying or possessing alcohol, and from driving with any amount of alcohol in their system, save 732 lives each year in the United States, according to a study examining 23 years of research on the subject.

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E-Fuel100 MicroFueler: A Personal Refinery

E-Fuel100 MicroFueler:  A Personal Refinery

E-Fuel100 MicroFueler 

Meet the EFuel100 MicroFueler, which parent company E-Fuel says is the “world’s first home ethanol product.” It’s a personal refinery system that hooks up to a water source, a power source, and a waste water disposal outlet–“just like a washing machine,” as Floyd Butterfield, E-Fuel’s vice president of biofuels and technology, described to reporters in a press conference Thursday in New York.

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Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

 Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

Phony speed limits lead people to believe that the law is bendable

Efforts to manipulate driving behavior by setting speed limits artificially low may have had just the opposite effect, eroding respect for speed limits, a US researcher reported on Thursday. More than a third of the people surveyed believed it was safe to drive 20 miles an hour above posted speed limits, and 43% thought it was safe to drive up to 10 miles an hour over, said Fred Mannering of the department of civil engineering at Indiana’s Purdue University.

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Finally, a License to Have Sex

 

 

Finally, a License to Have Sex

Requiring a sex license may change everything

A new license is revolutionizing people’s sex lives these days – it’s called STFree card.

Manhattan-based company STFree Certifications provides its health-conscious customers a sexual history “license” with a phone number on the back that enables them to prove their testing backgrounds to potential partners.

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