Crucial passive safety measures to save lives
The mandatory use of seat belts and innovative vehicle designs have done much to reduce injury and death from road accidents. Such 'passive' safety measures are an important part of any strategy to reduce ...
Japan PM orders Fukushima water leaks fixed
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to work out a schedule for stemming radioactive water leaks as he toured the facility.
Safety net programs kept families from poverty, report finds
(Phys.org) —Is the social safety net still working in Wisconsin? In a word, yes (but not quite as well as it worked in 2010). Tax-related provisions and near-cash benefits provided a buffer against poverty for many working ...
Chile successfully exhumes body of poet Neruda
(AP)—Chilean forensic experts exhumed the body of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda on Monday, trying to solve a four-decade mystery about the death of one the greatest poets of the 20th century.
Aeration tube makes swimming safer
Accidents with pool grilles result in fatalities every year. Pool owners and builders are hardly aware of the risks of suction entrapment. UT student Joost Avezaat studied the technical safety of water circulation ...
Earthquakes are not enough warning for some volcanic eruptions
It may not always be possible to predict volcanic eruptions through rising numbers of earthquakes, say scientists.
Risks of nanomaterials under the microscope
Nanotechnology is continually increasing in terms of research, economic and social significance. However, working with synthetic nanomaterials also conceals risks. Empa has produced a study for the Federal ...
Samsung in hot seat over abusing Chinese workers
(AP)—Fresh off a billion-dollar loss in a patent fight with rival smartphone maker Apple, embattled Samsung Electronics Co. now finds itself accused by a labor rights group of mistreating workers in China and illegally ...
Road phones safer than ever
New self-lighting and self monitoring telephones on road highways and other key locations can reduce the need for maintenance significantly and, more importantly, save lives.
Nano discs pose potential health risk
(PhysOrg.com) -- A revolutionary material that is used in computer technology could pose health risks to those involved in its manufacture.
Fukushima faces increased quake risk - study
Japan's crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima needs to beef up safety measures to face the risk of a large earthquake, scientists said on Tuesday.
China orders nationwide emission cuts by 2015
China on Tuesday ordered local governments to reduce emissions of "major pollutants" by as much as 10 percent by 2015, amid growing public anxiety over the country's bad air.
New findings about unwanted fungal growth on dry-cured meat products
The growth of yeast and mold fungus often poses a threat to the quality of dry-cured meat and is a problem facing producers all over the world. Fungal growth can lead to bad quality products, increased production ...
Japan's Hamaoka atomic plant to build huge seawall
Chubu Electric said Friday it will build an 18-metre (60 foot) anti-tsunami seawall to protect its ageing Hamaoka nuclear plant located near a faultline in a region seen as vulnerable to earthquakes.