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Farming in Detroit

Could Detroit, which has the unenviable title of one of America’s Most Miserable Cities, get back its mojo by becoming … a farm?! Not such a crazy idea, according to some: Detroit has more than 200,000 vacant parcels—almost half [...]

Inflatable Seat Belt

(YouTube Link) Ford is developing a seat belt that inflates when the car detects a crash. In The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Dolan writes: Its inflatable rear seat belts spread crash forces over five times more area of the body than conventional seat belts, said Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president of sustainability, environmental and safety engineering Each [...]