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An Electric Future

April 9, 2021

In January, one of the world’s major automakers, General Motors (GM), announced that it would stop selling gas-powered cars by 2035. The company says it will make more battery-powered vehicles. In March, Swedish automaker Volvo stepped up the timeline. It…

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Vaccine Trackers

January 15, 2021

As the delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways, analysts watched every aspect of its journey. They could see the stops the driver made. They knew the weather outside. Most important, they knew the condition of the precious…

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Car Takes Flight

September 3, 2020

Flying cars are no longer a dream of the future. SkyDrive Inc., in Japan, announced on August 28 that a pilot had successfully flown one of its cars. There are more than 100 flying-car projects in the world, according to…

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Bike Boom

June 18, 2020

It was March when much of the world began to lock down to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The pandemic forced gyms to close. It made people fearful of public transit. And it left families cooped up at home…

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GM Strike Ends

November 1, 2019

General Motors (GM) workers approved a new contract with the company on October 25, bringing a 40-day autoworker strike to an end. When employees have a dispute with their employer, they may go on strike. They protest by refusing to…

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Charging Ahead

April 10, 2019

Do you ride a school bus? If not, 
you might know someone who does. In the United States, more than 
25 million students take one every day, according to the American School Bus Council. That’s more than 480,000 buses on…

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Eyes on the Road

September 26, 2017

Austin Russell hops on a motorized cart. Then he goes whizzing through a cavernous building on the edge of San Francisco Bay, in California. As the 22-year-old rides along, he passes a mannequin, a tire, and a coworker on a…

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Sky Rides

March 24, 2017

Flying cars have long been a symbol of the future. They could be zipping around soon! You missed the school bus, so your parents call a car service. A flying vehicle appears on the horizon. It lands in front of…

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Fast Forward

September 30, 2016

A big idea called the Hyperloop could revolutionize travel. But there’s still a long way to go. Three years ago, technology billionaire Elon Musk shared a big idea. He proposed a new kind of transportation system. It would involve seating…

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