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Autonomous cars (no human backup) may hit the road next year

DETROIT — Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly travelled roads as early as next year in what may be the first attempt at unassisted autonomous piloting.

Automotive electronics and parts maker Delphi and French transport company Transdev plan to use autonomous taxis and a shuttle van to carry passengers on roadways in France.

Oregon city approves permit for US’ 1st all-wood high-rise

PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials in Oregon have approved construction permits for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.

Construction on the 12-story building, called Framework, will break ground this fall in Portland’s trendy and rapidly growing Pearl District and is expected to be completed by the following winter.

Autonomous cars (no human backup) may hit the road next year

DETROIT — Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly travelled roads as early as next year in what may be the first attempt at unassisted autonomous piloting.

Automotive electronics and parts maker Delphi and French transport company Transdev plan to use autonomous taxis and a shuttle van to carry passengers on roadways in France.

SpaceX taking recycling all way to orbit for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is taking recycling to a whole new realm all the way to orbit.

On this week’s supply run to the International Space Station, SpaceX will launch a Dragon capsule that’s already travelled there. The milestone comes just two months after the launch of its first reused rocket booster for a satellite.

Honda validates engine trouble by winning Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS — All the negative publicity Honda received in the lead-up to the Indianapolis 500 washed away when Takuma Sato dumped a bottle of 2 per cent milk over his head in victory lane.

So what if three Honda engines blew up Sunday while they were running with the leaders?

It only took one to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

’Dancing w/the cosmos’: Spacewalking astronauts make repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed.

The 250-mile-high (400-kilometre-high) replacement job fell to commander Peggy Whitson, the world’s most experienced female astronaut. She now ties the record for most spacewalks by an American at 10.