Tag: "crashes" at biology news
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...ll cars are CHML equipped (1997), 126,000 reported crashes
will be avoided annually at a property damage savings of $910 million per year. Addition of the savings in medical costs would, of course, considerably increase this figure. The total cost of the entire research program was $2 million and for the reg...
Fungus Suspect In Frog Deaths
...s there have been many reports of frog population crashes
around the world. Some are clearly due to polluti...und include areas that are "pristine". Population crashes
have been observed here in relatively pristine areas of tropical Queensland rainforest. Similar su...
New Accident Record Analysis Shows Deer Mishaps Climbing
...ratedonly when police officers write reports about crashes
and include the word'deer' in them," said Dr. Dona...eror passengers, while over 45 percent of non-deer crashes
resulted in injuries,"Reinfurt said. "Still, we recommend that people drive slower at night where de...
Groundwater impacted by fire-fighting foams
...r the first time Fires resulting from airplane crashes
are fought using aqueous film-formingfoams (AFFF) that are formulated to act quickly by spreading a film of waterover the burning fuel that subsequently extinguishes the fire. The firstevidence that these foams later contaminate groundwater is schedu...
USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States
...ially, when you exclude fire, sequoia reproduction crashes
to zero." That means that in sequoia groves today, even the youngest trees are over a century old. Most areas in most groves have not burned for 100-130 years. The good news, says Stephenson, is that the research message is reaching managers. He...
New UNC analysis of N.C. accident records shows growth in motor vehicle-deer crashes
...tudy of N.C. motor vehicle accident records. Total crashes
involving deer grew by more than 3 percent from th...underestimates of the number of deer-motor vehicle crashes
since records are generated only when police officers write reports about crashes
and include the wo...
Alleviating and managing pain in animals is focus of new guidebook
...omb symbols like those that appear when a computer crashes
-- tell how a drug may be dangerous if overused, misused or combined with other medications. A lot of attention is paid to the use of pre-emptive analgesic drug administration to decrease the intensity and duration of post-procedure pain and lessen t...
Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina
...d only when police officers write narratives about crashes
and include the word 'deer.' When there's less tha...mage and no injuries, which often is the case, the crashes
are usually not reported at all." Reinfurt conducted the research with computer analyst Eric A. ...
New method for studying ocean currents to help fight erosion
...simple, he said. As water crashes
against the shore, Lippmann explained, the waves and currents interact with the underwater surface to create complex swirls and eddy currents that defy methods for stalling erosi...
Fewer airline crashes linked to 'pilot error'
...ill major factors A scientific study of aviation crashes
in the United States concludes that "pilot error" is a decreasing cause of crashes
involving major airlines. Johns Hopkins researchers report that pilot error accounted for 34 percent...
Men die young, even when they're old
...ern holds for every major cause of death, from car crashes
to heart disease to homicide. For external causes of death, such as accidents, the difference between the sexes is greatest for young adults. But the second largest disparity between men and women in the US occurs when they reach their sixties. At th...
Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2004
... vehicle being transported is critical to avoiding crashes
such as the one that occurred in June 2002 involving an Air Force MC-130H. The seven-month project funded by the Department of Defense began in November. "When we're done, we'll have a highly efficient system that will take the military closer to 'fo...
Aquatic scientists divided on role of sea lice from salmon farms in decline of native salmon in B.C.
...wild fish are also likely. For example, population crashes
could result from limited resource availability or fishing pressure. Fluctuations in water temperature on a global scale, such as those caused by El Nio, could make the salmon sick and stressed. "If you happen to be weak or stressed in terms of gener...
Educational program increases some safety behaviors for older drivers
...y not be reflected in a reduced crash rate because crashes
are uncommon events. "Crashes are rare when you look at the millions of miles we drive. Crashes have many causes, including not only driver error, but other factors such as weather conditions, erratic behavior of other drivers and road conditions....
New research explores 'early bird' and 'night owl' sleep patterns
...terference in cognitive functioning, motor vehicle crashes
(especially at night), poor job performance and reduced productivity. While researchers have learned much about the basic mechanism underlying the control of sleep and its importance on our daily function and health, they have only just begun to ex...
Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury
...r the blood substitute to victims of motor vehicle crashes
on major Chicago-area highways or other trauma situations. "Getting an oxygen-carrying blood substitute into our patients at the scene of injury could increase their chance of survival," said Gamelli. "Right now, one in five Americans die of trauma...