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Hi-tech car aid for older drivers

By Caroline Parkinson Health editor, BBC News website The DriveLAB mobile laboratory is tested by 82-year-old Bruce Robson A team at Newcastle University is developing new technology aimed at helping older drivers stay on the road. Many give up because their reaction times have slowed down – but this means they become more isolated and inactive. One of the Intelligent Transport team’s developments is a “Granny-Nav” which identifies the safest route, such as avoiding right ...Read More

Australian airports test radiation free scanners

Good news for the health conscious and frequent travellers.  Airports in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, are running tests on scanners that emit no radiation. The BBC has reported that unlike traditional scanners which emit X-rays and “active” radiation, the T8000, developed by UK-based ThruVision Systems, uses a “passive” screening technology. ThruVision’s scanners do not “illuminate” people with X-rays, radiation or millimeter waves. Instead, they receive terahertz...Read More