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This Satellite Antenna Looks Good Enough to Hang on a Wall as Art

It may look like an artistic experiment in geometry that you could find on Etsy, but this is in fact a new satellite antenna developed by the European Space Agency.

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Attila Nagy

January 21st

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Google’s November Self-Driving Car Report Details Learnings, A Pull-Over, And A Rear-End Collision

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 3.45.59 PM Google’s monthly self-driving car reports are fun to read through, and gives transparent accounts of what the team is up to, how the cars are performing, and any lessons learned along the way. Last month focused on pedestrians, with Halloween being a helper. This month? The company says its currently averaging 10,000-15,000 autonomous miles per week on public streets with 23 Lexus… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

December 1st

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Kenya’s Suffering a 3-Day, 30-Mile Traffic Jam

Be grateful you’re not on the road from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya—because the route is suffering a traffic jam that’s reported to have lasted three days, stretching as far as 30 miles.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 20th

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This Data Scientist Made a Map of Every Single US Traffic Death In the Last Decade 

Statistics about traffic fatalities don’t always have the power to shock most people. Huge numbers–like 373,377, the number of people who died in traffic between 2004 and 2013, for example–are difficult for our brains to really comprehend.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

November 5th

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Waze Is Missing a Huge Opportunity to Actually Help People Improve Their Commutes

There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed—one covered in a mudslide —and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.

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Alissa Walker

October 20th

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The U.S. Cities Where You’ll Spend the Most Time Sitting In Traffic

Work commutes can really suck , especially when it takes two hours to travel 10 miles. Here are the cities where you’ll spend the most time just sitting in traffic.

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September 26th

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When Every County in America Goes to Work

In Humboldt County, Nevada, over a third of the population leaves for work in the middle of the night. Central and Mountain Time Americans tend to hit the road between 7:30 and 8 am, while East and West Coasters are all over the place. By 10 am, America’s roads have fallen silent.

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Maddie Stone

July 24th

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LA Is Turning Wazers Into Hit-and-Run Vigilantes

Waze works by requiring its users to manually report what they see on the road: traffic jams, potholes, speed traps. Now the City of Los Angeles will ask its Wazers to be vigilant about reporting one more thing: The vehicles possibly involved in hit-and-run collisions.

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Alissa Walker

April 22nd

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Look At All the People on Government Websites Right Now

Ever wonder how many people are browsing government websites right this second? Me neither. But once you see the data, it's kind of fascinating.

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Eric Limer

March 19th

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How Long a Yellow Light Should Be

How Long a Yellow Light Should Be

Sitting at a red light can feel torturously long, but yellow lights often seem suspiciously short. It's not all in your head: some yellow lights are too short. There is an ideal minimum length of a yellow traffic light. You just might never experience it (especially if you're from Chicago).

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Kate Knibbs

October 17th

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