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Heavier, pricier vehicles are safer, research finds

When it comes to vehicle safety, car buyers get what they pay for. That's the finding of University at Buffalo research presented today, May 14, at the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Other
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Giving freight rail tracks a boost

The big chunks of rock—crushed limestone or dolomite that engineers call ballast—that keep railroad tracks in place look like a solid footing even as freight cars rumble overhead.

dateMay 15, 2015 in Engineering
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Reddit cracks down on harassment

Reddit on Thursday said it is cracking down on abusive behavior that is keeping people from expressing opinions at the news-focused social network.

dateMay 14, 2015 in Internet
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Rdio ramps up streaming music effort

Music-streaming service Rdio on Thursday ramped its offerings with a subscription that allows people to keep a selection of songs for off-line listening.

dateMay 14, 2015 in Internet
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Artbot app engineers the discovery of art

Is it possible to engineer the discovery of art? In 2013, two graduate students in MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) set out to answer that question, and today, thanks to their ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Software
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