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California transit agencies have 21 years to build zero-emissions bus fleets
On Friday, California's Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously approved a regulation that would compel the state's public transit agencies to build zero-emissions fleets by 2040. According to the , the regulation would also prohibit transit agencies from investing in diesel- or gas-powered buses after 2029. Buses usually last about 12 years before they need to be replaced, the noted.

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No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery
Just last month, we told you about a small group of Danish physicists who were casting doubt on the original gravitational wave signal detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), saying it was an "illusion." The researchers alleged that the collaboration mistook patterns in the noise for a signal. Now is reporting that two independent analyses have been completed…

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Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban
Further ReadingFBI demands Signal user data, but there’s not much to hand overSignal, one of the most secure messaging apps, essentially told Australia this week that its attempts to thwart strong crypto are rather cute. "By design, Signal does not have a record of your contacts, social graph, conversation list, location, user avatar, user profile name, group memberships, group titles,…

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KeyForge: The red-hot card game where every deck is unique—and unchangeable
As a concept, KeyForge is enthralling. The game is the latest effort from legendary Magic: The Gathering designer Richard Garfield—and the big idea here is that every sealed deck is unique. Decks are pre-constructed and can’t be altered; there’s no card chasing, and there’s certainly no over-arching “meta” game that must be respected.

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Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered
Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died at 93 this week. She was most known as the designer of the first true word-processing computer. But she designed many other innovative computing systems and helmed Redactron Corporation, a company that helped transform offices by producing and distributing her word-processor device.

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Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car
Most of the motorsports world takes a well-deserved break in December. The long Formula 1 championship is done, as is the even longer NASCAR season. But this weekend, one series is about to get started: it's time for Formula E, which holds its first race of the 2018/2019 championship on Saturday.

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Hyundai finally gives us a price for the 2019 Kona EV—$29,995
Further ReadingThe new 2019 Hyundai Kona EV is a clever little electric crossoverIn October, we finally got a chance to drive the Hyundai Kona EV, a rather wonderful little electric vehicle. Based on the internal combustion-powered Kona, it packs in 64kWh of lithium-ion to give it an EPA range of 258 miles (415km).

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Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a city of nearly 1 million residents. There are now 30 confirmed cases and 15 deaths in the city of Butembo reported in the latest update provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of cases in the city center is still low, according to Doctors…

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Get your binge on: Season 3 of sci-fi gem Travelers is out now
One of our favorite streaming shows of the last few years has been time-travel adventure . Further ReadingAltered what? Netflix already has a great sci-fi series—Hulu does, too The world of the future is in some ill-defined crisis, and the only way this can be averted is to send people back in time to make better decisions.