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Study Shows Drivers Are Distracted Most by Cell Phones

A new study conducted by the University of Utah found that cell phones are more of a distraction than anything else for drivers.

Night Terrors in Children May Be Inherited

Have your children ever woken up from a night terror? You know the symptoms: bolting up out of bed with their eyes wide open, almost as in terror, with a look of fear on their face and sometimes letting out a horrifying scream.

Yubz Retro Styled Phone Handsets Get a Grip on Hi-Tech

Cellphones are getting smaller and smaller but our hands are still the same size. What to do? Get a Yubz: a blast from the past retro-styled handset that may look clunky but gives you a grip on anything hi-tech throws your way.

Study Finds Link Between Mental Illness and Abortion

A new study shows that women who have an abortion have a 30 percent increased risk for developing a mental health problem.

Hot News! Charcoal Briquettes from Old Newspapers

Could old newspapers become a valuable source of home heating energy? A 75-year-old Japanese bicycle shop owner named Shigeru Ota thinks so. Ota has built a simple device that compresses the daily news into burnable briquettes.

Russia vs. Georgia: Computer Game Brings Blood Right To Your Door

This Russian strategy game is expected to go on sale next month just in time to become the perfect gift for all the war mongers on your gift list, The game encompasses many of the possible war tactics and repercussions that could occur between Georgia and Russia. Read on, but check your guns at the door.

Nuclear Physics Could Lead to More Efficient Engine Designs

The oil in your engine. We all know what it does, but how efficiently does it work? Until just recently that question was unanswered, but thanks to some research conducted by Nissan, we have a much better understanding of the mechanics behind it. The result could be more efficient engines in the near future.

Beware Governments Bearing Gifts: Trojan Horse Still Lives

What do vodka, samovars and matryoska all have in common? Don’t they all sound like innocuous and very proper Russian souvenirs? Well, beware, as many Russian souvenirs in the past have led double lives as cunning spy gadgets. Read on, but check over your shoulder.

Michelin Designs New Wheels for NASA's Lunar Rover

Michelin has been working with NASA for over 20 years to provide the highest quality wheels and tires for the various missions that have been carried out. Recently, Michelin has developed a new kind of wheel that may give them another 20 years of working side by side.

New Tire Technology May Provide More Safety For Our Troops

In everyday driving scenarios, your tires are among the 3 or 4 most important safety features your vehicle has. Looking at them as a safety feature may seem a little bit of a stretch, but when it comes right down to it they are the only contact between yourself and the pavement. If you move out of the everyday and go to a combat zone, tires could mean the difference between life and death. For this reason, a new kind of tire has been developed for the US Military that could help bring more of our men and women home.