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Update: Shredder the sea turtle released at oceanfront



For Checkered Flag fans who missed the big sea turtle release this morning, here's the video taken down at the oceanfront.

Stranding team to release turtle near Atlantic Ave.
The Virginian-Pilot
VIRGINIA BEACH


For the first time, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release a rehabilitated sea turtle along the shore near Atlantic Avenue and Laskin Road.

The Kemp?s ridley turtle, ?Shredder,? was hooked accidentally by a fisherman off the Little Island Pier in Sandbridge on May 23, according to a news release from…
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Will cars fly in our lifetime?




Is the flying car really going to happen in our lifetime? 

When I was a child, I was certain we'd be flying to the grocery store by now.  But, as fast as technology is changing, somehow, we are still glued to the ground.  Well, maybe not for long.

Terrafugia wants to build hybrid flying car
Computer controlled, plug-in hybrid concept would require as little as 5 hours training to fly.

By Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, though plenty of entrepreneurs and visionaries have struggled to make the concept…
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How to avoid dangerous and costly animal collisions




While visiting a friend in Maryland this last week, I noticed all manner of wildlife laying on the side of the road.  As a matter of fact, 'round those parts, out-of-towners are warned to avoid the roads all together after dark.  With the seemingly endless winter weather, animals are moving out of the woods and making travel a little tricky.

Wildlife Crossing: AAA Provides Tips to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Animals on the roadways cause hundreds of fatal crashes every year

ORLANDO, Fla., (October 17, 2013) ?Collisions with animals resulted in 2,083 fatal crashes and 2,194 fatalities between 2001…
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