Last fall, school officials in Vail, Ariz., mounted a mobile internet router to bus No. 92's sheet-metal frame, enabling students to surf the web. The students call it the Internet Bus, and what began as a high-technology experiment has had an old-fashioned—and unexpected—result, reports the New York Times: Wi-Fi access has transformed what was often a boisterous bus ride into a rolling study hall, and behavioral problems have virtually disappeared. "It's made a big difference," said bus driver J.J. Johnson. "Boys aren't hitting each other, girls are busy, and there's not so much jumping around." Internet buses soon might be...

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