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Malaysian Airlines has also acknowledged the loss of the flight, notifying family members via text message.
About 17 cars per hour burn in the U.S. — and Porsche, GM, Jeep and Honda have all recently recalled cars for fire risk.
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Malaysian Airlines flight 370 went missing for weeks, creating one of the mysterious events in aviation history, but it's not unprecedented.
It seems unlikely, but industrial sites are being turned into wildlife preserves through novel corporate/nonprofit partnerships.
The Airlander can carry more freight on less fuel to some of the most remote regions on Earth. There is, however, a catch.
The 'credible lead' provides searchers for a narrower patch of ocean to comb explore.
There are plenty of eco-options out there for smaller vehicles, but what about the real gas hogs?
Millennials are abandoning cars in favor of bikes, walking and car-sharing, and it's finally showing up in the national stats.
Gone are the days when mouthwatering antiques went for $500. Today, thanks to the Internet and other factors, every old wreck is ultra-valuable.
Facing health alerts over smog and pollution, Paris tries to get its citizens out of their cars.
In modern times, it seems impossible that a plane can so thoroughly and mysteriously fall off the radar.
These ads must have seemed like good ideas at the time, but now they're just nuts.
Public transit has long been undervalued as a mobility option. Thanks to new technologies and new ways of living, that's changing.
As the economy recovers from recession, more people are riding transit again. But there are other, long-term reasons for growth too.
The basic idea behind the 'special edition' is to make minor trim differences and call it a new model. If nostalgia can also be evoked, so much the better.
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