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Hybrid Tricycle Designed To Increase Mobility

By Melissa Griffiths JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had to be done. So Janes invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle [...]

Kansas Dad’s Droid Hobby Makes Him A Hit With Sons

By James A. Fussell LENEXA, Kan. (AP) – Most people just have cars, bikes and lawn mowers in their garage. George Westwater has a droid. As in R2-D2. As in Star Wars. As in … “Whoa! Where’d you get that thing?” With “Star Wars: Episode VII” now shooting, every tidbit of news about the iconic [...]

Students Learn Through Electric Car Competition

By Connie Jo Discoe BENKELMAN, Neb. (AP) – The boys have tweaked the standard gear ratios, and they’ve figured out how to get the throttle to work better. “It’s going 30 miles an hour now,” says a smiling Bill Wilson, sponsor of Dundy County-Stratton High School’s first-ever electric vehicle competition team. The “Power Drive” electric [...]

Police Laud Online Tracking Of Pawn Shop Goods

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Pawn shops are full of things people want or need to get rid of – jewelry, watches, televisions, guns. For quick cash, decluttering or just because, the business of secondhand stores is attractive. For buyers, there’s the opportunity to buy something gently used at a good price. But there’s also [...]

New Student Database Draws Praise, Privacy Fears

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) – Indiana’s plans to create a database filled with every state student’s achievement test scores, college degrees and job histories is raising concerns from some parents and privacy experts, who fear the data could be stolen or misused. A law passed in March calls for the Indiana Network of Knowledge, or INK, [...]