Ending Costly Emissions Mandate Passes First Test

A bill that would exempt new cars from emissions inspections for 10 years cleared the Transportation Committee today, state Sen. John N. Wozniak announced. Senate Bill 1532 also exempts hybrid and electric cars from emissions inspections. “It’s
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Sotheby’s Is Auctioning The “First Apple”

On June 15 the rare piece of computer history - Apple l - is seen on display at Sotheby's in New York .It has not a screen, but still works. The Apple I was a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve (more...)

Venus: A Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty

A Venus transit across the face of the sun is a relatively rare event: occurring in pairs with more than a century separating each pair. On June 6 (June 5 from the Western Hemisphere), Earth gets another shot at it — the last for a good long (more...)

Pennsylvania Is One of The Top 10 “Biotech States”

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz "America’s economy is on the rebound, and in large part due to the strength of innovative emerging industries, including cutting-edge health sciences such as biotechnology. For over a decade, I have worked on bipartisan public-private policy solutions to grow the biotech sector, and I am proud that Pennsylvania is now one of (more...)

List of 25 Greatest Cars by Playboy

Do gentlemen prefer blonds or brunettes? That's right: they prefer... gorgeous cars. Playboy magazine, which presents not only beautiful ladies, but also beautiful cars, has composed a list of “25 Greatest Cars Of All Time” for its May issue. Unsurprisingly, the list is packed with two-seat sports cars, muscle cars, (more...)

The Benefits of Bilingualism

By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee Science Staff Writer This article originally appeared in The New York Times, March 17, 2012. © The New York Times All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the copyright laws of the United States. Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an (more...)

U.S. Auto Trade Mission Visits Russia for Partnerships

A U.S. Commerce Department official arrived in Moscow April 23 with a delegation of 13 U.S. companies seeking opportunities to support Russia’s growing automotive parts sector. “Our trade mission participants have the opportunity to explore Russia’s rapidly expanding car and truck assembly market and be introduced to (more...)

What is Earth Day?

By Timothy Brown USINFO Staff Writer

Earth Day, April 22, is the annual U.S. celebration of the environment and a time for Americans to assess the work still needed to protect the natural gifts of our planet. Earth Day has no central organizing force behind it, though several nongovernmental
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Sign the Petition: Tell Obama to Stop Supporting SOPA 2.0

After the largest online protest in history, the Obama administration is still voicing support for SOPA. We promised to ask for your help if SOPA returned. We're asking now. This kind of backtracking demands a strong, fast response. We're running a petition to demand that Obama drop all support for internet (more...)

City Partners Continue “Freedom Rings Partnership”

Philadelphia OIC opens one of 77 KEYSPOT computer locations across Philadelphia. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the City’s partners launched a mobile KEYSPOT powered by the “Freedom Rings Partnership” site at the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC). This mobile KEYSPOT is a tech van providing computer, internet access and training to (more...)

Wozniak Bill Waives Inspections for Newer Cars

State Sen. John N. Wozniak announced new legislation that would lift the requirement of annual inspections for cars less than two years old. “For purchasers of today’s new cars, the annual inspection is a pointless ritual that serves no purpose,” he said. “Owners of new cars have (more...)

Apple Launches New iPad

A new press release by Apple reported, that in the beginning of March "Apple introduced the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, featuring a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with (more...)

Mobile Education Requires Smart Ideas, but Not Smart Phones

By Sonya Weakley Staff Writer The simple text message — the chatting channel of choice among young people around the world — could be ideal for taking a math test. Latin American education leaders who gathered at a TechCamp workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay, late in 2011 learned this and much more from technology experts (more...)

U.S. Scientists Hope to Learn More About Atmospheric Ozone

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer U.S. scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) await new data that will lead to a greater understanding of the planet’s stratosphere, the atmospheric layer shielding the global population from harmful solar radiation. The new data will be coming from a device on (more...)

Ambassador Kelly’s Response to Belarus on Internet Freedom in U.S.

United States Mission to the OSCE. Response to Belarus on Internet Freedom in the United States As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna: " We wish to thank the distinguished Permanent Representative of Belarus for raising the issue of Internet freedom in the United States. Debate (more...)

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