Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Image

Oklahoma Ambulances Debut Sirens That You Can Feel 128

Posted by samzenpus
from the do-you-hear-something dept.
djupedal writes "Booming like a 1980s video game, the Howler can even make liquids ripple — Oklahoma's largest ambulance company will become the first ambulance service in the nation to outfit its entire fleet with new Howler sirens, designed to emit low-frequency tones that penetrate objects within 200 feet — such as cars — to alert drivers." This is all well and fine, but I wonder what they plan to do when their sirens call up one of the big worms from deep below?
Power

+ - Honda Insight Battery Packs Still Going->

Submitted by
MBCook
MBCook writes "The Detroit Free Press is running a piece about the 8th anniversary of the US release of the Honda Insight. Honda rated the battery pack to last 8-10 years, a number that we have now reached. Many people were worried that the battery packs, which cost $3000 to replace, wouldn't last very long. "Hybrids also held up well in J.D. Power and Associates' three-year durability survey, with about 10% fewer problems than gasoline-engine cars, said Joe Ivers, Power's executive director of quality and customer satisfaction." However, the cars have lost 6% more of their value than a comparable Civic."
Link to Original Source
Math

+ - LA Airport Uses Random Numbers To Catch Terrorists

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is using randomization software to determine the location and timing of security checkpoints and patrols. The theory is that random security will make it impossible for terrorists to predict the actions of security forces. The ARMOR software, written by computer scientists at the University of Southern California, was initially developed to solve a problem in game theory. Doctoral student Praveen Paruchuri wrote algorithms on how an agent should react to an opponent who has perfect information about the agent's choices."
Biotech

+ - Bringing Patients Back from the Dead-> 1

Submitted by FattyBoeBatty
FattyBoeBatty (458019) writes "Interesting article claiming that patients generally don't die from lack of oxygen — but from the rapid reintroduction of it. Cells without oxygen can conceivably live for upwards of an hour without any damage. While this idea is already proving successful in small ER trials, this may change the way emergency medicine is delivered around the world."
Link to Original Source

Consultants are mystical people who ask a company for a number and then give it back to them.

Working...