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Slow as molasses? Sweet but deadly 1919 disaster explained
Technology
Published in 25-11-2016
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BOSTON (AP) The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 one of Boston's most peculiar disasters killed 21 people, injured 150 others and flattened buildings when a giant storage tank ruptured. [...] Harvard University researchers think they know why the wave of sticky stuff claimed so many lives: A winter chill rapidly cooled the molasses as it streamed through the streets, complicating rescuers ...>>
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Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West
Technology
Published in 25-11-2016
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Boise-based U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Dan Isaak is leading the project and says such a map could help with land management decisions and deciding where to spend limited money and resources. Isaak said annual surveys could provide snapshots so scientists can see how biodiversity and ecosystems change over time. Because of the project's immense scale, he said, sample collecting ...>>
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Toyota says new technology means longer battery life
Technology
Published in 25-11-2016
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TOKYO (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a new way of observing the movements of tiny particles in batteries used to power electric vehicles an advance it says will help boost their cruise range by 10 percent to 15 percent. Toyota engineer Hisao Yamashige explained to reporters Thursday at the Japanese automaker's Tokyo office the complex method for tracking the lithium ions, which are ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 25-11-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Message to Trump? Countries say climate fight 'irreversible'
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
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MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Government delegates meeting for U.N. climate talks reiterated their commitment to the Paris Agreement with a proclamation Thursday saying climate action is "irreversible," the buzzword at the two-week conference after the uncertainty caused by the U.S. election. The proclamation calls for "the highest political commitment to combat climate change" and reaffirms the promi ...>>
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Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
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ATLANTA (AP) Asthma sufferers and others with breathing problems are turning up at hospitals and doctors' waiting rooms, wheezing and hacking. Dozens of wildfires that have burned an estimated 190 square miles across the Southeast have thrown a shroud of smoke over the region in the past week or so, even in distant metropolitan areas like Atlanta, leaving cities big and small smelling like ...>>
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Beyond rooms and homes: Airbnb adding tours and activities
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Not content with just renting out spare rooms and vacant homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities like surfing lessons and pub crawls to its travel services in major cities around the world. With the new features announced Thursday, the fast-growing online rental company is hoping to tap into leisure travelers' desire for distinctive "experiences" that make them ...>>
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Tesla, SolarCity get shareholder approval for merger
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
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Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging. Analysts wondered why Tesla would want to take on SolarCity while it's building a big battery factory in Nevada and preparing to launch its first mass-market car, the Model 3, due out at the end of 2017. Earl ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Message to Trump? Countries say climate fight 'irreversible'
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
    633 Visits
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Government delegates meeting for U.N. climate talks reiterated their commitment to the Paris Agreement with a proclamation Thursday saying climate action is "irreversible," the buzzword at the two-week conference after the uncertainty caused by the U.S. election. The proclamation calls for "the highest political commitment to combat climate change" and reaffirms the promi ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
    567 Visits
ATLANTA (AP) Asthma sufferers and others with breathing problems are turning up at hospitals and doctors' waiting rooms, wheezing and hacking. Dozens of wildfires that have burned an estimated 190 square miles across the Southeast have thrown a shroud of smoke over the region in the past week or so, even in distant metropolitan areas like Atlanta, leaving cities big and small smelling like ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Beyond rooms and homes: Airbnb adding tours and activities
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
    927 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Not content with just renting out spare rooms and vacant homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities like surfing lessons and pub crawls to its travel services in major cities around the world. With the new features announced Thursday, the fast-growing online rental company is hoping to tap into leisure travelers' desire for distinctive "experiences" that make them ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Tesla, SolarCity get shareholder approval for merger
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
    464 Visits
Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging. Analysts wondered why Tesla would want to take on SolarCity while it's building a big battery factory in Nevada and preparing to launch its first mass-market car, the Model 3, due out at the end of 2017. Earl ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-11-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
President-elect Trump means angst for 'Obamacare' consumers
Technology
Published in 11-11-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump's election ushers in a time of high anxiety for people with health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, which expanded coverage to millions but has struggled to find widespread public acceptance. While Congress labors, look for the Trump administration to use its regulatory powers to make changes. Voters "don't want Washington to fix Obamacar ...>>
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