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Free Jet Lag App Called Entrain Could Help Travelers Reset Circadian Rhythm

Researchers in Michigan believe they have a new way to solve jet lag using mathematical formulas. They key is light. “If you get light in the wrong time or wrong way, it’ll send you the wrong direction,” said University of Michigan math professor Daniel Forger, who led the research published Thursday. A master biological clock, called a circadian rhythm, regulates when a person becomes... 

Southwest Plane Diverted After Unruly Passenger Tries to Make Mid-Air Exit

A Southwest plane had to be diverted on Sunday after a passenger reportedly tried to make an abrupt mid-air exit. The Southwest Airlines flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento was diverted to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska and the suspect was led away in handcuffs following the ordeal. Witnesses said they heard screaming coming from the back of the plane. A flight attendant was yelling “Help... 

Largest Toyota Recall Affecting 6.4 Million Vehicles for Various Defects

Toyota announced their largest recall in history, involving more than six million vehicles for problems affecting various parts – from seats to steering wheels. Certain Model Years 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles were recalled over the air-bag module. The driver’s airbag module in the involved vehicles... 

Smart Car Tipping: Vandals Strike San Francisco

Smart Cars are being targeted in vandalism in the San Francisco area known as Car Tipping. Three Smart cars were found flipped between 1 and 1:30 a.m. within about 10 blocks of each other, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. NBC Bay Area found four Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning that were targeted in this crime. Two were found in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Anderson Street,... 

Delta Flight 886 Makes Emergency Landing at JFK After Problem with Hydraulic System

Delta Flight 886 leaving Atlanta headed to LaGuardia had to make an emergency landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday night after a warning light in the cockpit indicated a possible problem with the plane’s hydraulic system. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the plane landed at around 9 p.m. but skidded off the taxiway and into a grassy area. All... 

Hawaii Plane Crash Near Lanai Airport Kills Three and Injures Three

A small engine plane carrying local government employees crashed in Hawaii about a mile from Lanai Airport, officials said on Thursday, killing three people and injuring three others. According to emergency dispatchers, the plane crashed just before 9:23 p.m. one mile southwest of the Lanai airport, known locally as the Miki Basin. Officials indicated early Thursday morning that one of the survivors... 

Honda to Stop Production of Insight Hybrid Vehicle

Honda will stop production of their Insight hybrid vehicle after sales weren’t able to hold up to their competitor, the Toyota Prius. Sales of the Insight numbered at 4,802 last year, compared to 145,172 for the Prius, making it the second-worst selling car in the Honda brand lineup, behind the CR-Z hybrid, according to researcher Autodata Corp. The Insight was the first hybrid vehicle in the... 

Porsche Recalls 2014 911 GT3 Due to Fire Risk

Porsche issued a voluntary recall the new 911 GT3 sports car and has told owners to stop driving them immediately due to a possible fire risk. Volkswagen-owned Porsche announced Thursday that it would be inspecting all 785 of the 2014 vehicles which includes 408 models in the U.S. This decision was made “after engine damage occurred in two vehicles in Europe and the vehicles then caught fire,”... 

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrid Cars Due to Software Glitch

Toyota is recalling more than half of the Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch that could slow down or bring the car to a halt. Although there are no reported incidents, Toyota is aware of a problem with the software in affected cars and says, “The setting of the software could cause higher thermal stress in certain transistors within the booster converter, and these transistors... 

Corvette Museum Sinkhole in Kentucky Swallows 8 Cars

Wednesday morning a 40-foot sinkhole in Kentucky swallowed eight Corvette’s at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. It happened just before 5:30 a.m. CST, the sinkhole had started to form, and by 5:44 a.m. motion detectors started going off, the museum said. No one was in or around the museum at the time, said executive director Wendell Strode. Using remote-controlled drones, geologists... 
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