Toyota cuts price of automatic braking safety devices
Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.
Uber ramps up safety efforts after criticism
Uber said Wednesday it was ramping up safety in response to rape allegations against a driver in India and growing concerns about background checks for operators of the popular ride-sharing service.
FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe
Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.
Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety, improve safety
Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge—and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.
What food firms and investors should know about meat and poultry recalls
Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food. It is also a continuum, because the more a food firm spends on effective technologies and protocols to ensure safe food, the greater ...
New world-first road safety work zone crash barriers to save lives
New portable, composite, steel and plastic water filled road safety crash barriers developed by a QUT research team to withstand high speed impact will be manufactured by a Brisbane company and sold worldwide, ...
Researchers connect climate change to food safety
Climate change can affect our food safety in a number of ways. In a European study, researchers at Wageningen University and Ghent University (Belgium) state that there is often a relationship between long-term changes in ...
Tulips free of stem nematodes thanks to hot water treatment
Tulip bulbs are susceptible to stem nematodes. Growers live in fear of the small pathogens as just one affected bulb can be disastrous for an entire batch. Moreover, until, very recently the standard hot ...
Safer online behaviour and the implications of 'sexting' in schools and society
As technology changes, so too do the ethics that govern its use. Nowhere has this been more apparent than with the proliferation of smartphones and the concurrent rise in the practice of sharing explicit ...
Groups seek electronic collision alert devices on big trucks
Four highway safety groups have asked U.S. safety regulators to require tractor-trailers and big buses to have devices that alert drivers to stopped traffic and brake the trucks if drivers don't respond.
Amaranth seeds may prevent chronic diseases
The tiny seed of an amaranth grain may be able to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, according to a review of existing research in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by the ...
US proposes rules for routine commercial use of drones (Update)
The government proposed long-awaited rules Sunday to usher in an era of commercial drones zipping through U.S. skies, but packages from these unmanned aircraft won't be landing on doorsteps any time soon.
Montana governor calls for deeper pipelines after oil spills
Montana's governor called on the Obama administration Friday to strengthen rules that require oil pipelines to be buried just 4 feet beneath major waterways, after two breaches that spilled a combined 93,000 gallons of crude ...
Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash
The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a ...