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Survey results reveal distracted driving habits

(Phys.org) —According to experts in the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, there were approximately 3,300 deaths and 400,000 ...

Apr 11, 2013
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US safety board probes case of texting pilot

(AP)—The pilot of a medical helicopter that ran out of fuel and crashed, killing four people, was distracted by text messages when he should have been conducting pre-flight checks, U.S. accident investigators ...

Apr 09, 2013
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US drivers talk and text as much as ever

Americans are using cellphones and other gadgets behind the wheel as much as ever, despite widespread awareness of the risks involved, a federal government agency said Friday.

Apr 05, 2013
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ICT plays an increasing part in criminal activities

The influence of ICT on traditional crimes such as burglary, robbery, intimidation and fraud is on the rise. Researchers from the University of Twente examined a large number of crimes in the east of the Netherlands on behalf ...

Apr 04, 2013
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Crisis hotlines turning to text to reach teens

They stream in a couple of dozen times a week, cries for help in bursts of text to DoSomething.org, a nonprofit more used to texting out details to teens on good causes and campaigns than receiving them from young people ...

Mar 30, 2013
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Smart cars could break into mainstream

Traditionally, consumers have largely selected cars on the basis of size, color, power and price. But increasingly two new factors are influencing their choice: The kind of wireless connection it has and the kinds of mobile ...

Mar 29, 2013
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Literary sleuths find genuine author

A little-known Thai woman is the real author of an important Buddhist treatise – not the high-profile monk previously credited, according to new findings.

Mar 29, 2013
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Students develop secure new procedure for online banking

Researchers and students from the University of Tübingen, working with GFT Technologies AG, have developed a new process to make online banking more secure. Their software is being presented this week at the CeBIT computer ...

Mar 06, 2013
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