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Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute conducted a public-opinion survey in the US, England, and Australia. The approximately 1,500 responses garnered some interesting takeaways:

Raising concerns about censorship and the freedom of the press, articles from major British news outlets are beginning to be removed from some Google search results after a European court ruling began allowing citizens to request their personal histories to be scrubbed from search engines.

At Vertu's factory in England, only one person assembles each phone, then buffs the titanium to a high sheen. (Fortune) A dozen craftsmen sit in neat rows, hushed, squinting, judiciously turning minuscule titanium screws. They are assembling...

The "preseason" of this year's International CES will cross the Atlantic for a special event in London this November.

Before they leave the house, my friends in England literally pull the plugs on many of their appliances.

Perhaps it’s a vestigial reflex from the old days, when Victorian houses still had less-than-safe 220-volt lines tacked to the walls. But for whatever reason, when we’re off to the pub in Hertfordshire, the plugs to the television, electric teakettle and other power-hungry products are yanked before we go.

This plug-pulling has a side benefit as well, given that many appliances draw power even when they’re ostensibly off.

A pair of Russian-born physicists working at the University of Manchester in England have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for investigating the remarkable properties of ultra-thin carbon flakes known as graphene, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Tuesday.

They are Andre Geim, 51, and Konstantin Novoselov, 36. They will split the prize of about $1.4 million.

Graphene is a form of carbon in which the atoms are arranged in a flat hexagon lattice like microscopic chicken wire, a single atom thick.

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