Researchers have discovered how to stop drivers using their phones when they are behind the wheel without affecting use for passengers.
A team at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers in New Jersey have created a system which shuts down a driver’s phone without affecting other people in the vehicle.
It utilises a phone’s Bluetooth connection and a vehicle’s speakers to detect if the driver is using their mobile phone while driving, reports CNET.
The system measures the acoustic signals emitted from the stereo and the proximity of the phone to the Bluetooth receiver, essentially pinging both systems to determine where the phone is being operated.
By measuring the phone’s distance between the speakers, the phone can estimate its distance from the car’s centre, and determine more than 95 percent of the time if the phone is in the possession of the driver or a passenger.
These blings of the road take pimp my ride to a whole new level.
Whole families in Japan spend months fitting out these ‘light trucks’, decorated with more sparkle than the average Christmas high street.
Looking like a cross between Transformers’ super robot Megatron and a particularly gaudy arcade machine, the custom trucks cost around £100,000 each to hand-decorate.
Alcohol-induced hangovers will be a thing of the past thanks to a new over-the-counter remedy say U.S. scientists.
A single dose of Blowfish can eradicate all symptoms sparked by a night of heavy drinking, such as nausea, vomiting and fatigue, in just 15 minutes.
Hailed as a miracle cure by its maker, the pill – which contains 500 milligrams of aspirin, 60 milligrams of caffeine and an antacid to soothe upset stomachs – is already available online.
Incredibly the groundbreaking formula isn’t the work of scientists but was discovered by former financier Brenna Haysom, who stumbled across the recipe after trying hundreds of hangover cures.
The Harvard graduate said: ‘I started on a quest to find something that really worked and could be taken the morning after drinking.
‘After some research, I found a combination that did the trick, fast. I started sharing it with my friends, and they kept asking for more.’
Occupy Wall Street has said it’s the 99% of ‘us’ against the 1% of ‘them.’ But many of ‘them’ started out like ‘us’ and have brought us great innovations that we embrace.
In the rhetoric of this war, we are fighting the 1% because they possess most of the nation’s wealth, bankroll their handpicked political candidates, control the banks and get million-dollar paychecks and billion-dollar bailouts; yet they don’t pay enough taxes or invest their wealth in creating American jobs. They’re the “millionaires and billionaires” President Obama has called out as needing to pony up more for progressive reforms of our healthcare, banking, tax and political systems. They are the enemy of “us” — the 99% who toil at low-wage jobs, hold underwater mortgages, face foreclosures, suffer recurrent and protracted job layoffs and plant closings, and yet pay our fair share of taxes.
But there’s a flaw in this strategy. The Occupy Wall Street movement envisions the 1% as a monolithic cadre of entrenched billionaires who have a firm and self-serving grip on all the levers of the economy. But a closer look at that elite group reveals how untrue that perspective is.
It is news that will strike fear into the hearts of office workers everywhere.
Scientists have revealed that sitting down for long periods of time really does give you a bigger backside.
The shocking research found that the added pressure put on areas of the body used for sitting or lying down produces up to 50 per cent more fat in those isolated parts.
The findings clearly illustrate why couch potatoes and others with sedentary lifestyles pile on the pounds – especially when combined with an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.
More disturbingly though, the study explains for the first time how even those with healthy diet and exercise habits will be affected if they spend long periods sat behind a desk.
A driver stranded in snow for three days at temperatures of minus 17 has survived by eating frozen beer.
Clifton Vial, 52, became stranded in his Toyota Tacoma 40 miles outside Nome, Alaska after plunging in a snow drift.
Uncharacteristically unprepared for the situation, he was wearing jeans and a thin coat – not protective enough to dig himself out of the snow without getting frostbite.
Low-calorie substitutes in food and drink may actually make dieters pile on the pounds, scientists claim.
Researchers discovered that the taste of fat and sugar gears the body up to expect a high-calorie hit.
When it doesn’t come the body’s mechanism for controlling food intake becomes confused, making us eat more.
An American research team from Purdue University in Indiana carried out a series of experiments on laboratory rats.
Professor of psychological sciences Susan Swithers said: ‘Substituting a part of the diet with a similar tasting item that has fewer or zero calories sounds like a common-sense approach to lose weight, but there are other physiological functions at work.
‘These substitutes are meant to mimic the taste of fat in foods that are normally high in fat while providing a lower number of calories, but they may end up confusing the body.
‘Tastes normally alert the body to expect calories, and when those calories aren’t present we believe the systems become ineffective and one of the body’s mechanisms to control food intake can become ineffective.
The Senate on Thursday evening voted 93-7 to approve a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals–or bestiality.
On Nov. 15, the Senate Armed Services Committee had unanimously approved S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Article 125 of the UCMJ makes it illegal to engage in both sodomy with humans and sex with animals.
Lawyers today condemned the a judge’s ruling to forces her to pay alimony to her ex-husband who was convicted of sexually assaulting her.
Crystal Harris also voiced her outrage in the case.
Ms Harris had been ordered by a court to pay her ex-husband $1,000 a month in alimony when he gets out of prison for sexually assaulting her.
This strange-looking craft is designed to send the first AFRICAN astronauts into space.
Mastermind Chris Nsamba and his volunteer team are building their African Skyhawk in his mum’s back garden in Kampala, Uganda.
Chris, chief of the African Space Research Programme, hopes for blast-off in ten years — once he gets an engine…