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How a Smartphone Might Save You from Becoming Roadkill

Peer-to-peer Wi-Fi Direct enabled phones could alert drivers, bikers, and walkers to potential collisions.

Ever been biking through a green light, seen a car helmed by a distracted driver starting a right turn into your lane, and gotten that sinking feeling that they just don't see you? Or maybe you were behind the wheel and suddenly noticed a biker just off your side view mirror who seemed to appear out of nowhere. Those blind spots can be killers—literally. Nearly 5,000 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2010 by collisions with vehicles.

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Who Will Win the Race to Build a Great Electric Vehicle?

The Revenge of the Electric Car, the sequel to 2006’s Who Killed the Electric Car? examines the competition to build a great EV.

The Revenge of the Electric Car, the sequel to the 2006 film Who Killed the Electric Car?, is set to premiere in New York and Los Angeles on Oct. 21. The film, from director Chris Paine, follows its predecessor's question with a definitive, even menacing response, but it might be more aptly titled Who Will Win the Electric Car Race?

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Genetically Modified Cows Produce "Human" Milk

China's scientists have genetically modified cows to produce "human" milk. Why?


Earlier this month, China held an exhibition to showcase major technical achievements during its 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010). Among the wonders on display were photos of a herd of 200 cows that have been genetically modified to produce "human" milk.

Precise details of the bioengineering employed to adjust the composition of the milk these 200 cows produce are not available, nor is it clear exactly how closely the GM cow milk will resemble its human analog. According to the announcement in the state-run news outlet, China Daily, Li Ning, director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at China Agricultural University, confirmed that the genetically modified herd's milk "contains the characteristics of human milk."

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