News tagged with safety regulations

EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

Childrens' toys need to comply as of Saturday with a new Europe-wide ban on dozens of chemical substances scientists say could trigger cancer, harm fertility or unleash allergies, the European Commission said.

Jul 19, 2013
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Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told (Update)

Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel ...

Mar 20, 2013
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FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy

(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...

Oct 31, 2012
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Robotics: Safety without protective barriers

The modern working world is no longer conceivable without robots. They assist humans in manufacturing, laboratories or medicine. In the future, a new projection and camera-based system will prevent collisions ...

Jul 08, 2011
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LightSquared gets extension for GPS test results

Federal regulators have granted a Virginia company called LightSquared a two-week extension to report on recent tests that aimed to determine whether its proposed high-speed wireless broadband network would cripple GPS systems ...

Jun 16, 2011
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