Zeal to ensure clean leafy greens takes bite out of riverside habitat in California
Meticulous attention to food safety is a good thing. As consumers, we like to hear that produce growers and distributers go above and beyond food safety mandates to ensure that healthy fresh fruits and vegetables do not carry ...
US followed Boeing's lead on 787 battery testing (Update 3)
U.S. regulators let Boeing help write the safety conditions for the problematic battery system in its beleaguered 787 "Dreamliner," prescribe how to test it and carry out those tests itself, according to ...
Teaming up with robots
Critical situations are occurring with greater frequency at industrial workplaces – situations that could lead to serious job-related accidents. With the "4Save" toolbox from Fraunhofer, these dangers do ...
Open software platform to bring down energy costs
Energy is getting more and more expensive, and experts are predicting record electricity and heating prices. A software platform promises to lighten the load for households and businesses by making it easier ...
Lab asks US gov't to investigate Toyota Prius (Update)
Auto safety regulators in the U.S. are deciding if they will investigate a complaint that the steering can fail on the Toyota Prius.
Supersonic skydiver reached 844 mph in record jump (Update)
Supersonic Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought during his record-setting jump last October from 24 miles (38 kilometers) up.
Nuclear safety chief quizzed over Fukushima
Japanese police have questioned a former head of the nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, news reports said Sunday.
Sex offenders are on the move
Convicted sex offenders continue to move freely within communities, including in restricted areas, despite laws designed to limit their movements. A new study, by Alan Murray from Arizona State University and colleagues, ...
Overcharging batteries eyed in Boeing 787 mishaps
It's likely that burning lithium ion batteries on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharging, aviation safety and battery experts said Friday, pointing to developments in the investigation of ...
Driverless car concept gains traction at CES
Automakers and technology firms are jumping on the bandwagon of the driverless car, which remains a concept as well as a platform for new technologies to improve safety on the road.
GM hopes new Spark will jolt electric sales
General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity.
Thanksgiving driving patterns increase risk for fatal crashes
(Phys.org)—Thanksgiving often means more food for Americans, but it also means more traffic on the road that brings a greater chance for fatal crashes, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama ...
Naturalistic driving study is a life-saving reality show
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and its research partners are transitioning lessons learned about conducting naturalistic driving research to China.
Toyota tests cars that communicate with each other (Update)
Toyota Motor Corp. is testing car safety systems that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just completed facility in Japan the size of three baseball stadiums.