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BMW car-sharing service, other competitors may soon arrive in Seattle to challenge Car2go

Since launching in Seattle less than two years ago, Car2go has become a popular mode of transportation with more than 59,000 registered drivers and …

How Stumptown Coffee Pours a Little Obsession Into Every Cup | Inc.com

Fortunately, the excitement of "making people's mornings better and being behind the espresso machine" motivated him to continue. The first Stumptown, opened in November 1999, was an overnight hit among Portland's many artsy types, and soon Sorenson was delivering coffee to wholesale customers out …

Coffee

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

Car Tech Was The Only True Source Of Innovation At CES 2015

I’ve been attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for decades. During that time I’ve observed not only year-over-year incremental improvement, but also the big leaps in technological innovation. At this year’s show, I didn’t notice any groundbreaking advances in the smart-home area that has …

Electric Vehicles

Climbing On Mount Denali

Should Grizzlies Be Restored to the North Cascades?

The awe-inspiring bears are almost extinct in Washington State, but the government is now studying whether they should be brought back.<p>NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK—The grizzly bear looms large in the traditions of Pacific Northwest Indians, a creature both revered and almost human. It was a fixture …

I Heart My National Park: Great Smoky Mountains

Backcountry management specialist <b>Christine Hoyer</b> has spent the last seven years working at <b>Great Smoky Mountains National Park</b>.<p>An outdoor enthusiast through and through, Christine is fortunate enough to have made her love of the outdoors into a career. When she’s not working in “America’s most …

AeroBed Pakmat - Portable Airbed Stores Inside Pump

The cool new AeroBed Pakmat let's you take a portable inflatable airbed with you just about anywhere. Whether you're out camping, visiting friends …

Chicago Teen Asks Santa For Safety, President Obama Responds

While Santa was busy leaving gifts for kids under the tree, President Barack Obama stepped in to give one young teen his own special present.<p>Malik …

Your nightlife tweets can improve urban planning

Tweeting about your fun night out with the gang could do much more than just instill FOMO in your followers -- it could help improve your city, too. At least that's what two computer researchers, Vanessa and Enrique Frías-Martínez, from Telefonica University and the University of Maryland …

This Stanford Exhibit Shows How Robert Rauschenberg Boosted NASA Space Exploration... With Art

On November 19, 1969, Robert Rauschenberg landed his first art exhibit on the moon. Showing with him was a select group of artistic adventurers including Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Their exhibition, which still remains on the lunar surface, was minuscule: All the work was etched into a …

The Year in Pictures: A Photographic Journey around the world

What a year! My passion is photography, and I have been lucky enough to travel the world photographing some of the most beautiful and unique places …

Tesla's Original Roadster Is Getting A Big Upgrade

Tesla Motors officially unveiled an update to the Tesla Roadster, the two-seater sports car that was also the company's first car. It's Tesla's "Roadster 3.0 package."<p>CEO Elon Musk hinted at the upcoming update in a tweet to a fan earlier this week, and again on Christmas Day.<p>In the Friday blog …

Tesla