Radiation Review: Some People May be 'Allergic' to Cell Phones, Computers
Silver lining advances understanding of next-generation nuclear fuel
(Phys.org) —The long search for the location of a rare element within nuclear fuel particles has ended. Researchers have finally pinpointed where silver congregates inside irradiated particles of a new ...
Automakers embrace high-tech in safety drive
Automakers displaying the latest technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) are relying on sensors, digital cameras and connectivity in a drive towards a common goal -- eliminating accidents.
New test puts the squeeze on horseshoe crabs
If new technology under development proves out, horseshoe crabs will have to undergo fewer blood donations.
It's not just the heat – it's the ozone
During heat waves – when ozone production rises – plants' ozone absorption is curtailed, leaving more pollution in the air, and costing an estimated 460 lives in the UK in the hot summer of 2006.
How to break Murphy's Law
Murphy's Law is a useful scapegoat for human error: "If something can go wrong, it will." But, a new study by researchers in Canada hopes to put paid to this unscientific excuse for errors by showing that the introduction ...
Research minimizes effects of federal produce standards on mushroom industry
Strict requirements on the use of animal manures in fresh produce production imposed by the new federal food-safety law threatened to adversely impact the mushroom industry, which relies on horse and poultry ...
Food science expert: Genetically modified crops are overregulated
It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and the rest of the world, but controversy continues to surround the products and their regulation.
DARPA Robotics Challenge to develop disaster response robot
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is the only foreign university team (on Track B) competing for the prestigious U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge.
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf: Is the dingo friend or foe?
Another attack on Fraser Island – the flashpoint for dingo management issues – has highlighted our complex relationship with these animals once again.
EU food agency rejects France ban on Monsanto GM maize
Europe's food safety agency EFSA on Monday rejected the grounds for a temporary French ban on a genetically modified strain of maize made by US company Monsanto.
NIST panel expands recommendations for use of electronic health records in pediatrics
To speed development and adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) for pediatrics, a group of experts from industry, academia and government convened by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has focused ...
Human factors researcher pushes for safer gas fireplaces
Human factors/ergonomics researcher Carol Pollack-Nelson describes how she called on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to require manufacturers to make glass-fronted gas fireplaces safer.
'Erin Brockovich' toxin found at Japan plant
The toxic chemical made infamous by campaigning single mother Erin Brockovich has been found at up to 15,800 times safety limits in groundwater at a Japanese iron plant, the factory's operator said Thursday.