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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Tech Will Be Mandatory, say Feds

4 February 2014 – 22:10 |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) will soon propose rules for vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications on U.S. roads, it announced yesterday. The agency is now finalizing a report on a 2012 trial with almost 3000 cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and will follow that report with draft rules that would “require V2V devices in new vehicles in a future year.”

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Spanish HIV Researcher Faces €210,000 Fine Over Unauthorized Clinical Trial

3 February 2014 – 19:03 |

A Spanish HIV/AIDS researcher is facing a hefty fine for violating clinical trial regulations. A court of appeals has upheld most of a lower court’s verdict against Vicente Soriano, a physician at the Hospital Carlos …

Supernova erupts in nearby galaxy

23 January 2014 – 11:15 |

Last night, light from a new supernova reached astronomers on Earth. Its origin: the nearby galaxy M82, some 3.5 megaparsecs away (11.4 million light years). It is one of the closest and brightest supernovae seen …

Copenhagen Pioneers Smart Electric-Bike Sharing

12 January 2014 – 17:15 |

Copenhagen, the city that popularized bike sharing in the 1990s, is replacing its coin-operated clunkers with electric motor–assisted bicycles with their own touch-screen instrument panels. The bikes, which the city beta-tested this past September and …

Millionaire’s gift to San Diego

10 January 2014 – 12:00 |

Businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million this November to create a stem cell center at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center will be directed …