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  • Volvo designs inflatable children's car seat
    Volvo designs inflatable children's car seat

    As parents know, children's car seats are usually bulky, heavy and awkward to carry around, to say the least. Volvo is aiming to change that with its latest creation: an inflatable rear-facing child safety seat that fits into a backpack. The seat can also be inflated by remote control, and at just 5kg, is much more portable than the average car seat. Lawrence Abele, Design Manager at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center in Los Angeles, was inspired by his own children when designing the product.

  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life
    Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

  • Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon from Space
    Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon from Space

    Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon can provide a bird's-eye view of the iconic landmark. But that's nothing compared to what astronauts see as they zip over northern Arizona in the International Space Station. In a new image taken from orbit, the Grand Canyon is visible slicing through the Kaibab Plateau, which is part of the expansive Colorado Plateau of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The popular South Rim, which hosts about 90 percent of the Grand Canyon's 5 million visitors a year, averages about 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) in elevation, according to the National Park Service.

  • N. Korea officials 'target London salon over Kim haircut ad'
    N. Korea officials 'target London salon over Kim haircut ad'

    London (AFP) - Police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un.

  • Student killed in bus crash died saving others from the smoke and flames
    Student killed in bus crash died saving others from the smoke and flames

    Student killed in bus crash died saving others from the smoke and flames

  • Russia fighter jet buzzed US destroyer: Pentagon
    Russia fighter jet buzzed US destroyer: Pentagon

    A Russian fighter jet made several passes at low altitude near a US destroyer cruising in international waters in the Black Sea at the weekend, the Pentagon said Monday, branding it "provocative and unprofessional." The incident close to the Romanian coast further heightens tensions already inflamed by Russia's actions in Ukraine, where Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula and stands accused of stoking unrest. The US vessel was sent to the Black Sea on April 10 in a show of Washington's solidarity with its Eastern European NATO allies concerned about Russia's actions. Colonel Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said: "On April 12, a Russian Su-24 made numerous close-range, low-altitude passes in the vicinity of the USS Donald Cook, while the Cook was conducting operations in international waters in the western Black Sea.

  • Ukrainian troops disembark from helicopters in Kramatorsk

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops disembarked from at least two helicopters at an airfield on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said. Earlier the defense ministry was quoted as saying it had launched a "special operation" against pro-Russia separatists who seized buildings in the town on Saturday. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

  • President Jimmy Carter: ‘I Consider Myself a Feminist’
    President Jimmy Carter: ‘I Consider Myself a Feminist’

    Since he left office in 1981, President Jimmy Carter has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, founded a nongovernmental center to address global public policy, and written 28 books. He considers his latest one – “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power” -- “by far the most important book I’ve ever written in [...]

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