Research warns drivers about most deadly, accident-prone intersections
(PhysOrg.com) -- The difference between an intersection controlled by flashing lights and one controlled by a stop sign can play a big role in accident prevention, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. ...
Adobe confirms zero-day danger in Reader and Acrobat
At a crossroads: New research predicts which cars are likeliest to run lights at intersections
In 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2.3 million automobile crashes occurred at intersections across the United States, resulting in some 7,000 deaths. More than 700 of ...
GM says electric Volt is safe despite fires
General Motors insisted Monday that its Chevrolet Volt is safe to drive despite the launch of a government probe after three of the Volt's electric batteries caught fire following safety tests.
Trying to make sense of the world: Why do consumers misunderstand causes and effects?
Consumers often attempt to match causes to consequences to make sense of events that unfold in their lives or in the world, but this strategy leads to erroneous conclusions, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer ...
Large asteroid nears Earth for rare flyby
A big asteroid is set to make its closest flyby of Earth in 200 years on Tuesday, but there is no chance of a crash landing when it zips past our planet, NASA said.
Russia launches first Soyuz rocket since August crash
A Russian Soyuz-2 rocket launched a GLONASS navigation satellite on Sunday, the defence ministry said, in the first launch since a freighter carried by the flagship vehicle crashed into Earth in August.
Alstom says China needs to 'master' rail technology
Alstom, the French engineering group falsely blamed for a metro accident in Shanghai, said Friday that China needed to "absorb and master" the new railway technology it has acquired in recent years.
Russia postpones next manned launch to ISS
Russia on Friday said the next manned launch taking astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) would take place two days later than previously announced, on November 14.
Study: Self-delusion may be a winning survival strategy
Harbouring a mistakenly inflated belief that we can easily meet challenges or win conflicts is actually good for us, a new study suggests.
Stronger teen graduated driver licensing program show mixed results for involvement in fatal crashes
The use of stronger graduated driver licensing programs for 16- to 19-year old drivers in the U.S. that included restrictions on nighttime driving and allowed passengers were associated with a lower incidence of fatal crashes ...
Cameras at intersections save lives, dollars
A landmark study has found that despite the public's perception that road safety cameras are merely revenue raising devices, they significantly reduce road accidents and so save Victoria millions of dollars ...
Crash, bang, buzz! New EU cars will dial for emergency help
The European Union is moving ahead with plans to ensure an automatic emergency call system is installed in all new cars from 2015 to save hundreds of lives on Europe's roads each year.
Spaceship crash exposes Russia's systemic failures: experts
The crash landing of an unmanned Russian spaceship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) exposed a systemic lack of proper checks and a dearth of qualified staff, experts said.