Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 6:26 PM EST Jan 12, 2019 A group of vintage American pickups dating to the 1950s finished its 10-day, 3,200-mile journey Saturday as it rolled into downtown Detroit. The fourth-annual trek, known as "The Drive Home," began in Houston and ended here for the kickoff to the North American International Auto Show Jan. 14-27, where automakers show off their newest cars, trucks and SUVs — many of which are becoming increasingly automated. "Let's honor the past, but celebrate the present by driving and showing people that even as the world changes, there are cars that need to be driven," said David Madeira, vice chairman of America's Automotive Trust. "Not commuting — you can have a driverless car to commute. But get out and see America, and get on the roads, which is what we've done." Each year, a group of drivers on "The Drive Home" takes a different route across the country to … [Read more...] about Vintage trucks complete cross-country trek to Detroit for auto show
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Here at Thoughtful Animal headquarters, we're starting a new series of seven-question interviews with people who are doing or have done animal research of all kinds - biomedical, behavioral, cognitive, and so forth. Interested in how animal research is conducted, or why animal research is important? Think you might want to do some animal research of your own someday? This is the interview series for you. I've asked friend, scibling, and trusted advisor Bora Zivkovic (twitter, blog) if he would be our inaugural interviewee. In addition to his extensive blogging here at Scienceblogs, covering topics ranging from biology and circadian rhythms to science communication, journalism, media, and blogging, he is Community Manager at PLoS ONE. He is also the organizer of the Science Online conferences, and series editor of Open Laboratory series, which features the best science writing from blogs. In traditional Bora style, the interview is long, but I found it so interesting and some of the … [Read more...] about 7 Questions with… Bora Zivkovic
Hotels around the world are taking steps to improve their green credentials and go carbon-neutral in an effort to cause the least possible damage to the environment. After all, in an era of climate change, a hotel stay is not only about the usual creature comforts but also about environmental sustainability. This means that for the eco-conscious traveller, a low carbon footprint is just as important as free Wi-Fi or a well-stocked minibar. If you're looking to minimise your eco-footprint during your next hotel stay, here are 10 important questions to consider. 1. What kind of energy-saving measures are in place? One way hotels are turning towards green energy is by switching to the use of energy-efficient appliances and automatic room temperature control systems. Guest rooms wired to occupancy sensors also significantly reduce energy consumption by automatically entering an energy-saving mode when guests leave their rooms. E.c.ho. Milan (Ecological Contemporary Hotel) is an example of … [Read more...] about How green is your hotel? 10 things to consider.
1 Specialized S-Works Prevail II With ANGi Helmet Armed with two new technologies while retaining the same production quality Specialized is known for, this helmet is on the cutting edge of safety. ANGi is a 10-gram sensor that can send out a notification to your emergency contacts when it detects a strong head trauma that isn’t manually overridden from the partner app. MIPS, the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, is the second. These two high-tech updates have helped make the Prevail II one of the most popular products tested at Bicycling in recent memory. [The Specialized ANGi Detects Crashes and Calls for Help] Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 Aventon Pace 500 E-Bike The Aventon Pace 500 combines style, performance, and affordability in one powerful e-bike. An impressive hub-drive motor gives you an incredible 28 mph of pedal assist from five assist levels, and a throttle lets you keep the … [Read more...] about 25 Awesome Gifts for Tech-Obsessed Cyclists
Every cyclist has a measuring-stick climb, the one you’ve done so many times that you can track the ups and downs in your fitness level by the sound of your breathing when you reach the last turn. For me, it’s Tunnel Road. The gateway into the rocky hills overlooking Berkeley and Oakland, it’s three miles of eucalyptus-lined S curves with a mild but unrelenting grade. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The first 50 or so times I climbed it after taking up cycling three years ago, I was able to notch personal records at will as my VO2 max and technique improved in tandem. Since then, not so much. After I rode my PR of 14:06 a year ago, I was confident a sub-14:00—maybe even a sub-13:00—was just a matter of time. Alas, at 41, getting faster with practice is no longer a foregone conclusion. Since that PR ride, I have yet to even break Getty ImagesPakorn Khantiyaporn / EyeEm So my ears perked up when I heard the claims of a company called Halo … [Read more...] about I Zapped My Brain With Halo Sport to See If It Would Boost My Athletic Performance