by George Delozier
Safety is becoming one of the most important selling points for pretty much every vehicle, with a special emphasis being put on Sport Utility Vehicles. The reason for this is the higher risk of rollover and the huge increase in fatalities due to rollovers in SUV as compared to sedans and coupes. It was this same statistic that led the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to begin a new kind of testing on vehicles.
For several months the Center for Civil & Human Rights (CCHR) in Atlanta has been studying submissions to its competition for its new center's Architect of Record. The winner has now been chosen: the Freelon Group based in Durham, NC will partner with HOK, an Atlanta-based architecture and design firm to build the center, under Freelon's direction.
by Myra Per-Lee
The invention of ProVector-Bt could not be more timely. As rising temperatures worldwide result in greater numbers of parasites active for longer periods each year, mosquitoes and other disease transmitters are contributing to higher death rates from disease-carrying pests. This is especially true for malaria and dengue fever, now claiming 5 million and 50 million new victims a year respectively.
Can’t wait to sip your freshly made hot tea in the morning? Researchers say to wait until it cools down a little – you may be raising your risk of throat cancer.
British scientists have designed a robotic fish that detects contamination in water.
by Steve Levenstein
Invented by a Japanese scientist, the Soladey-3 Ionic Toothbrush dissolves dental plaque using negatively charged ions generated by a solar panel in its handle.
We may not be in the top five percent economically, but millions like us can still appreciate looking, even if we can't touch. Tomorrow, Christie's auction of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design at Rockefeller Center in New York, is one I'd love to see; there are hundreds of brilliant collectors' furniture and decorative items of the knuckle-biting kind, one more exquisite than the next. Here are 10 of the works that caught my eye for their artistry as well as iconic symbolism of period design.
by Boomer Babe
For thirty years since the invention of angioplasty, cardiologists have been using stents to repair arteries. First was the balloon stent, then the metal stent, then the drug eluting metal stent. Next it will be the bioabsorbable stent, or should I say now it is the bioabsorbable stent?
Recently Joost van Bleiswijk created his first cardboard office suite, a là no screw, no glue, for the award-winning Amsterdam-based advertising firm, Nothing. And he accomplished his goal in grand fashion, as if he were building the Colosseum.
Could eating red meat be bad for your health? Scientists have recently discovered that people who eat a lot of red meat have the highest overall risk of death.
by Lady Bee
Dog Gone Smart™ is designing and manufacturing dog jackets, and dog and cat beds made from a cotton NanoSphere® fabric, and will soon debut a line of horse blankets and saddle pads made of the same material. This is a welcome technology to the pet world. It enables a healthier environment for pets and people, reduces use of toxins used in cleaning solutions, and reduces energy consumption.
Researchers have recently found ten new genes that can raise the risk of sudden cardiac death.
by Steve Levenstein
If this cradle's rockin', don't bother walkin'... and rock it will, until your baby's sound asleep once more. The Suima automatic cradle features a sound sensor that detects crying sounds and then swings into action - literally.
by Myra Per-Lee
Why should you wait until someone breaks the window of your home? Your Vigilant Window can scare the heck out of burglars, so they'll never know what hit them, and probably never think of coming back!
The Imagining Recovery project is inviting architects and other designers from all over the world to submit their ideas about what recovery will look like. The competition is being sponsored by designers and students of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), a network of prestigious policy schools around the world.
by T Goodman
What we can do when we put our minds to it! Well, not "we," but a group of environmental engineers at Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment. They created an artificial wood, which is just as strong as the real thing, using biocomposites that are completely biodegradable. This faux wood has the potential of saving our forests, reducing green house gases, and actually shrinking landfills. Stay tuned... these researchers are on to their next big breakthrough.
Russian designer, Dima Loginoff has doubled his creative output in the last two seasons. Perhaps it was the unbearable Moscow winter, but more likely it was Loginoff's growing passion and exuberance for interior design, now that he has found the perfect vehicle for his creative talent.
Scientists are working on a laser gun that could kill millions of mosquitoes in just minutes.
Researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, UK are currently in the process of developing a new way to model how the human brain works – by making a living model of the human brain.
by Boomer Babe
Even if your diet is very low in sodium, you may still get heart disease, but reducing your salt intake by just 3 grams a day, something very easy to do, could reduce your chances significantly. Look what this new study determined about salt intake....