Category: aurora

8 of the Craziest Natural Phenomena Out There (Photo Gallery)

1. Light Pillars It isn’t the Northern Lights, it’s a different phenomenon known as light pillars. In freezing temperatures, flat fluttering ice crystals may create a crystal fog near the ground. The crystals reflect lights from the ground up into pillar-like beams. Light pillars over Laramie, Wyoming, USA, on a very cold January night. (Christoph…


Toyota, Aurora Test-Drive Autonomous Ride-Hailing Fleet in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO—Japan’s Toyota Motor and Aurora Innovation Inc, a U.S. developer of automated driving systems, have started testing autonomous ride-hailing fleet in Texas, with two safety operators and no passenger on board, Aurora said on Tuesday. Toyota’s Sienna minivans, retrofitted with Aurora’s self-driving system, will be tested on highways and suburban streets in the Dallas-Fort-Worth…


Teen Arrested for Allegedly Shooting 3 Students at Colorado High School

A shooting at the parking lot of Hinkley High School (HHS) in the Denver, Colorado suburb of Aurora left three students injured, police said on Friday. The Aurora Police Department confirmed in its latest update that a 16-year-old male suspect was arrested in connection with the shooting and has been charged with attempted murder. His…


Dashcam Video Shows Attack, Strangulation on Illinois Officer During Traffic Stop

Illinois authorities released the dashcam footage of a traffic stop incident in which they say an officer was attacked and strangled until the point he “lost the ability to breathe.” Before being strangled, the unidentified officer was struck repeatedly in the head and body on the evening of June 21 before one of the vehicle’s…


The Eternal Beauty of Divine Truth and Love: ‘Aurora Taking Leave of Tithonus’

Aurora was the personification of the dawn in Greco-Roman mythology. She was a child of the Titans, who were the 12 primordial gods born to heaven and earth. She was sister to the sun and moon deities and mother to the winds and stars. According to the “Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite,” Aurora, also called Eos,…