Action urged to deal with handheld phone use in cars
(HealthDay)—Strong action is urged to tackle the growing problem of handheld phone use and texting while driving, according to a viewpoint published in the March 6 issue of the Journal of the American Me ...
New flex-grid system prevents optical network 'traffic jams'
Services like Google Maps use algorithms to determine the fastest route from point A to point B—even factoring in real-time traffic information as you travel to redirect you if, for example, a parade is ...
Hackers target websites of Czech phone operators
Hackers targeted the websites of telephone operators in the Czech Republic on Thursday after similar attacks this week affected major banks and leading media companies.
3Qs: The rules of cyber-engagement
The Obama administration is close to approving the nation's first set of rules for how the military can defend or retaliate against a major cyberattack, according to a report last month in The New York Ti ...
Hackers target Czech banks, affect online banking
Hackers are targeting major commercial banks in the Czech Republic, bringing down their website and affecting their online banking.
Pirate Bay sails to North Korea?
After Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former NBA star Dennis Rodman, the notorious file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is claiming to be the latest unexpected visitor to Stalinist North Korea.
NASA begins flight research campaign using alternate jet fuel
(Phys.org) —NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude.
How will sequestration affect NASA?
It seems the US in not going to avoid the sequester—the $85 billion worth of federal spending cuts due to kick in March 1, 2013. There will be across the board cuts to government agencies, applying equally ...
First 10 Gbps packet transmission in outdoor experiment, paving way for super-high-bit-rate mobile communications
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that in a joint outdoor experiment conducted recently with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, ...
Scientists develop new model to measure vehicle emissions
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers in Boston University's Department of Earth and Environment have developed a new, bottom-up model for measuring on-road vehicle emissions. The model will be used in Massachusetts to more ...
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.
High tech helps scientists protect whales
Scientists are delving deep into the travels of whales—thanks to high-tech tracking devices—to try to help protect them.
Landmark study finds separated bike lanes, slower vehicle speeds greatly reduce bicycle injuries
Using your bicycle to commute to work has numerous health and environmental benefits. Yet, the largest Canadian study on cycling injuries led by Ryerson University suggests cyclists are at risk of injury ...
TD-LTE breakthroughs showcased at Mobile World Congress 2013
Nokia Siemens Networks is highlighting TD-LTE innovation at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. This includes a demonstration of data traffic offloading between TD-LTE and FDD-LTE using the company's Single RAN Advanced Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station and a commercially available du ...