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The future of biofuels is not in corn
...ency standards of even one mile per gallon for all cars
and light trucks, such as those passed by the Sena...anol with more money than we spend on high-mileage cars
or on quality mass-transit. Thats good for some companies and some politicians, but its bad for our...
What's the fat content? Whether or not you notice depends on how you think
...ividualistic categorize low-fat cookies or sports cars
differently than consumers in eastern societies, considered more collectivistic" In a study forthcoming in the June issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, the authors tested categorization tendencies through a series of experiments. In the fir...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007
...nds (VOCs), which include components that give new cars
a characteristic leathery, plasticky aroma, have n... Buters and colleagues point out that occupants of cars
inhale VOCs emitted from plastics, synthetic fabrics, upholstery, carpets, adhesives, paints, cleani...
Position of car indicator lights affects safety -- designers should take note
... Applied Cognitive Psychology. The indicators on cars
are critical safety features that enable pedestria... a significant impact on safety. "Several modern cars
position the right indicator to the left of the right headlight and the left indicator to the right ...
Better designed roadway intersections can boost older drivers' performance
...the road course, instruments collected data on the cars
stability and speed and cameras recorded the drivers head movements. In addition, evaluators who sat in the passenger seat recorded data on the participants driving behaviors such as yielding, signaling, visual scanning, adjustment to stimuli/traffic...
Study reveals Aussies' social obsession with mobile phones
...with their phone, just like the majority who drive cars
are responsible," she said. "But there's a significant element who have severe problems with their phones and that's expressed in their psychological relationship with their phone and their financial relationship." Ms James said 2500 people aged ...
Young infants should not be left unattended to sleep in car safety seats
...so have had an effect, they add. Child safety in cars
is also the topic of an editorial in this weeks BMJ. When used properly, child passenger restraints reduce injury by 90-95% for rear facing systems and 60% for forward facing systems compared with not using a restraint, writes Michael Hayes of the...
Sticky proteins provide new insight into drug action
...o many physiologic results. "It's like how can 100 cars
drive down four roads and end up in 100 different places," Dr. Lambert says. But it's a timely piece as science moves toward designer drugs, including some that could actually target G proteins directly, bypassing intermediary receptors, with the h...
Park your car and walk to store, school, work
...t physical activity because they get people out of cars
and encourage a more active lifestyle. Aesthetics: Monuments and historic attractions also encourage people to move about. In addition people are more inclined to walk in communities that are well maintained and have pleasant things to see. Ins...
Nap a day makes doctors OK, Stanford study finds
...the driving simulations, Smith-Coggins said. Their cars
would often leave the road or collide with oncoming vehicles. "I felt so badly after seeing how tired they were." Another test measured facial alertness to assess drowsy driving. Researchers scored videotapes of the subjects' faces while performing ...
Soot from wood stoves in developing world impacts global warming more than expected
...of soot worldwide each year. In comparison, diesel cars
and trucks generate about 890,000 metric tons of soot annually. These two sources each account for about 10 percent of the soot emitted into the world's atmosphere each year, she said. In addition to its environmental effects, smoke from cook stove ...
Study by Children's Hospital and Carnegie Mellon explains crucial deficit in children with autism
...into more abstract categories (e.g., birds, trees, cars
and furniture). A key characteristic that differentiates living and nonliving things is the ability of the former to move on their own, and as humans, we rely on the motions of others -- a hand reaching out to shake ours, a person running toward us -...
Innovative surgery corrects vision in kids with neurological disorders
...e home from hospital, she started noticing all the cars
around her," Greta Lawrence says. "She didn't realize that when you are on the road there are other cars
around. Although she doesn't talk, she was laughing and looking at everything." Greta Lawrence say...
Study of NYC transit system noise levels finds daily rides can result in hearing loss
...y exposure to noise on subway platforms and subway cars
has the potential to cause hearing loss. At the h...ershon notes that "maximum levels inside of subway cars
were even greater, and could lead to serious exposures, although more research is needed to determin...
Secondhand smoke in cars may lead to dangerous levels of contaminants for children
...HS in cars. In the first study to measure SHS in cars
in real driving conditions, Harvard School of Publ...alth (HSPH) researchers have shown that smoking in cars
can produce unsafe levels of SHS. Even with the driver's window slightly open, mean respirable suspe...
More than just pretty faces for this brain region, says Stanford researcher
...dy was shown images of faces, four-legged animals, cars
and abstract sculptures, along with scrambled or "noise" images. The researchers found that overall, twice as many of the patches are predisposed to faces versus inanimate objects, and that the patches that respond to faces outnumber those that respo...
Boosting key protein in brain could improve seizure treatment, Stanford study finds
...owing down the entire brain is like trying to stop cars
from speeding on one particular thoroughfare by installing speed bumps on every street in town. Huguenard and Brill said that if a way could be found to increase neuropeptide Y only in the part of the brain from which a particular type of seizure e...
4x4 drivers more likely to flout mobile phone and seat belt laws
...pliance with the new law. A total of 38,182 normal cars
and 2,944 four wheel drive vehicles were included ...lmost four times more likely than drivers of other cars
to be seen using hand held mobile phones. They were also more likely not to comply with the law on s...
Promoting seat belt use among black motorists
...,574 black and 73,639 white occupants of passenger cars
or light trucks who were aged 16 years and older and fatally injured in crashes between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2003. In the 33 U.S. states with accurate reporting of decedent race, 7 states had primary seat belt laws, 22 states had secondar...
Politics weighs in: Obesity dominates in the former Soviet bloc
...omy, types of foods, urbanization, availability of cars
and roads, and government characteristics. Researchers examined statistics from 1997 to 2002, after the end of the communist economy in the central and eastern part of Europe. Obesity was least prevalent in Norway, where 6 percent of the population w...