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Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project
...f external air pollution (particularly CO entering drivers
cabins in our increasingly polluted cities). The...lution in our cities have led both politicians and drivers
to take action. Drivers want to have more and more sophisticated air quality control within their ve...
Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy
...trial smokestacks that produced city smog so thick drivers
couldn't seethree stoplights ahead. The resulting flurry of grassroots activity in the 1970s brought aboutthe National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act,the Toxic Substances Act, the Resource Conservation and ...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...dding a CHML to reduce response times of following drivers
and, thus, avoid accidents. In the mid-1970s, this...idual scissors-lift platforms, and heavy pneumatic drivers
with lighter electric ones; this was followed by moving from an assembly line process to one where e...
Drivers Should Pay More Of Environmental Costs, Report Says
for the environmental damage they cause is one part of the solution to maintaining sustainable transportation systems in urban centres, says a report by two U of T civil engineers. "Our research shows people are prepared to pay a lot more for things...
Yeast Rises To A New Occasion
...astes into ethanol may be the key to providing car drivers
with an inexpensive, clean-burning fuel. Nancy Ho, a molecular geneticist at Purdue University, has modified the genes of a particular type of yeast so that the tiny organism can convert more of the sugars found in plant matter leftover cor...
Toxicologists discover traces of diesel exhaust in the body
...ogists discovered that office staff, unloaders and drivers
at an indoor transport company were exposed to almost the same extent as a result of ineffective ventilation of the office building. This shows how unreliable risk assessments based on occupational groups can be. To improve health conditions at work,...
New UNC analysis of N.C. accident records shows growth in motor vehicle-deer crashes
...l single-vehicle mishaps, he said. In other words, drivers
younger and older than that have fewer such accide...d on other records. "Overall, about two-thirds of drivers
in single-vehicle crashes are male, and the rest are female," Reinfurt said. "In deer crashes, 57 pe...
New shoes for speed freaks
...ging effects of vibrations on the body. Studies of drivers
and people working machinery revealed that long-term exposure to vibrations can reduce blood circulation and the speed of nerve impulses to muscles. So it is important to minimise such vibrations, says Wakeling. To mimic the leg vibrations caused by...
150-year global ice record reveals major warming trend
...ht be related to intensification of global climate drivers
such as the El Nino /La Nina effects in the Pacific Ocean. Magnuson says the ecological effects of global warming are only beginning to be studied. But studies already exist that have shown the northern ranges of some butterflies and birds have been ...
Program shown to help non-alcoholics reduce drinking 66%
New program will help drunk drivers
decrease risky drinking behavior ANN ARBOR, Mich...n addition to existing court-sponsored options for drivers
who are drinking at risky levels or in risky situations. "These results show that DrinkWise really c...
Scientists discuss ecological forecasting
...s will depend on key drivers, he said. Examples of drivers
include climate, land use, human population, technologies and economic activity. He is looking to time ranges of 10 to 50 years. Talks this week focus on land use, food supply, fertilizers, water and conservation.###...
Colorado U. study indicates Denver area drivers unmoved by state air quality advisories
A sample study of Denver-area drivers
indicates almost all are aware of air-quality advisories and voluntary driving restrictions during high-pollution days in the fall and winter, but the advisories have no significant effect on commuters transportation habits. University of Colorado ...
Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina
...hol is involved. Half the accidents occurred among drivers
ages 26 to 45, and almost 60 percent of such drivers
were male. Fall and early winter see half the year's deer crashes, which Reinfurt called "re...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2001
...s been confirmed by an ORNL study in which several drivers
missed turns, ran stop signs and sometimes crashed...le Initiative, part of which is concerned with how drivers
function with multiple in-vehicle information tasks. A technical report should be available sometime...
New study reveals a major cause of global warming - ordinary soot
...ny European countries actually give tax credits to drivers
who purchase diesel vehicles. The irony is that, unlike diesel, modern gasoline engines emit virtually no soot - although both produce large amounts of carbon dioxide. Currently, about one-fourth of all European cars run on diesel, as do most Europea...
INEEL uses ethanol to reduce petroleum consumption, cut exhaust emissions
...f 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline. Site drivers
and mechanics haven't seen any changes in performance or maintenance needs of vehicles with the change. What officials have seen by using E10 is a reduction of between 4,200 and 6,400 gallons of petroleum-based gasoline fuel used, and another way to ...
ORNL material could help pilots keep their cool
... racing industry to develop a system geared toward drivers
needs." Researchers note that their system would n...been developed by ORNL for NASCAR drivers. "NASCAR drivers
must function at peak performance for several hours at high ambient temperatures in heavy fire-resis...
World Trade Center clean-up workers report acute respiratory problems
... at numerous locations at Ground Zero and on truck drivers
who hauled wreckage away from the site. The respiratory health of the truck drivers
and other debris-removal workers was assessed two months later. At that time, a respiratory health q...
If you booze, you lose: Even small amount of alcohol affects driving skills
...t. Impaired driving skills were expected by those drivers
who had reached illegal BACs, but the surprising results came from drivers
who had small amounts of alcohol in their systems. "In Texas and 20 other states, the blood alcohol...
'OptIPuter' design for data-intensive computer wins $13.5 million NSF award
...of Health (NIH). They will provide the application drivers
to ensure a useful and usable OptIPuter design. Under co-PI Ellisman, UCSD's National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR) is driving the BIRN neuroscience application, with an emphasis on neuroimaging. Under the leadership of UCSD's Sc...