News tagged with passengers

Liquids scanner for airport security

(PhysOrg.com) -- Air passengers one day may be able to carry their soaps, shampoo and bottled water onto the plane again, thanks to technology originally developed at UC Davis to check the quality of wine.

Feb 08, 2011
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EU adopts guidelines on airport body scanners

(AP) -- The European Union adopted new guidelines Monday on using body scanners at airports, hoping to address the privacy concerns that have delayed their implementation across the continent.

Nov 14, 2011
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Plastic chips monitor body functions

A small blood lab that fits into the pocket of a jacket can quickly analyze the risk of blood clots in legs prior to a long distance flight; a sensor wristband for measuring electric smog can warn pacemaker ...

Apr 19, 2010
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3Qs: The ethics of species 'de-extinction'

Scientists are closing in on the capacity to clone extinct species using biotechnology and DNA samples from the ancient past, a process that is called "de-extinction." The prospect of bringing back extinct ...

Mar 25, 2013
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US transport chief rides 300-mph Japanese maglev

(AP) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a ride Tuesday on the fastest passenger train in the world, a Japanese maglev, as part of Tokyo's sales pitch for billions of dollars in high-speed train contracts from ...

May 11, 2010
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Public transport behaviours explained

(PhysOrg.com) -- Victoria University graduate Jared Thomas spent many hours riding buses and trains in the greater Wellington region as part of his PhD research.

Jan 11, 2010
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Airport security is a tech-firm gold rush

For airline passengers, the attempted Christmas Day attack and a directive by President Obama to pursue advanced screening technology will certainly mean added security procedures at airports.

Feb 04, 2010
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EU launches new app for passengers' rights

(AP) — The European Union says it has launched a new smartphone application which allows air and rail passengers stranded in the EU due to cancellations or delays to immediately check on their legal rights regarding ...

Jul 04, 2012
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