Archive: 02/04/2011

Emergency detection systems for senior citizens

Elderly people living alone have a dangerous life: after a fall, they often spend hours lying on the floor before their situation comes to anyone's attention and a doctor is contacted. A new system automatically ...

Feb 04, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 1

The coal hard truth

Coal has long been synonymous with America's industrial heritage and economic expansion. That doesn't have to change: The United States has a 300-year supply of coal waiting to be tapped, a predicament that is at the heart ...

Feb 04, 2011
5 / 5 (5) 1

Probing Question: Are cell phones safe?

An estimated 5 billion people around the world hold cell phones up to their ears nearly every day. Many of them wonder if they might be receiving more than news from people on the other end. Are mobile phones dosing us with ...

Feb 04, 2011
3.8 / 5 (11) 12 | with audio podcast

Salt found in African, Caribbean foods 'shocking'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Popular dishes from African and Caribbean restaurants in London can contain the same level of salt as that in over 30 packets of ready salted crisps, according to new research which highlights ...

Feb 04, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 1

Wastewater's Tasmanian Devil

In the months leading up to the summer, a question that I frequently heard was "Tasmania? You're going to spend your summer in Africa?" Another popular comment was "You realize it's winter down there, right?" ...

Feb 04, 2011
not rated yet 0