Innovation improves drowsy driver detection [Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:09:11 EDT]
A new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel has been developed. "Video-based systems that use cameras to detect when a car is drifting out of its lane are cumbersome and expensive. They don't work well on snow-covered or curvy roads, in darkness or when lane markers are faded or missing. Our invention provides an inexpensive and user-friendly technology that overcomes these limitations and can help catch fatigue earlier, well before accidents are likely to happen," said a developer of the device.
A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade. Scientists use the satellite-derived "greenness" of forest regions as one indicator of a forest's health. While this study looks specifically at the impact of a persistent drought in the Congo region since 2000, researchers say that a continued drying trend might alter the composition and structure of the Congo rainforest, affecting its biodiversity and carbon storage.
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Try a Bite [Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:51:23 +0000]
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What do children who are picky eaters and staid adults have in common?

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Towards the Metallic Family [Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:15:45 +0000]
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Leave It To Beaver taught us that family was all about Mom, Dad and the kids. But my in-laws have shown me an older model of family life that works surprisingly well in the 21st century.

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