Archive

Archive for July, 2009

Tamiflu Causes Nausea And Nightmares In Children

July 31st, 2009 No comments

(CNN)–“Study: Tamiflu causes nausea and nightmares in children July 31, 2009 — Updated 1607 GMT (0007 HKT) LONDON, England (CNN) — More than half of children taking antiviral drug Tamiflu suffer side-effects such as nausea, insomnia and nightmares, UK researchers have said. Two studies from exper

Categories: All News, Health, Swine Flu Tags:

Wandering Through the Wanderlust Festival

July 31st, 2009 No comments

Main Stage at Wanderlust Festival Photo
Image via: Author’s Collection To be honest, I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I signed up to cover the Wanderlust Festival. Billed as part yoga retreat and part indie rock festival, sure I’d seen the ads in the paper, but what did that really mean? Would people really be able to focus and center themselves with guitars wailing in the background? Would hipsters really be able to fit in at a place …Read the full story on TreeHugger

Categories: All News, Green Life, Life Styles Tags:

Report: FCC inquires into Apple, AT&T rejection of Google Voice app

July 31st, 2009 No comments

Dow Jones Newswire says the federal agency sent letters to all three companies involved. Because no complaints have been filed with the FCC, it’s not a formal investigation.

Categories: All News, Sci/Tech Tags:

Forged Letters Urging Opposition to Climate Bill Sent to Virginia Congressman by Lobbyists

July 31st, 2009 No comments

forged cresciendo juntos letter photoPrior to the vote on the climate bill back in June, Congressman Tom Perriello (D-VA) received a a letter from Hispanic community group Creciendo Juntos urging him to vote against the bill — the trouble is that the letter was forged and sent on behalf of an undisclosed client by lobbyists Bonner & Associates. The Charlottesvill…Read the full story on TreeHugger

Categories: All News, Green Life, Life Styles Tags:

Tire Maker Designs Rubber-Paneled, Electric SUV

July 31st, 2009 No comments

kumho-fortis
Korean tire maker Kumho has produced a concept for an electric SUV utilizing a tire maker’s favorite material – rubber. The Fortis SUV features body panels made from recycled rubber and the rest of the design is pretty cool too.

The SUV’s wheels contain one 100-horsepower motor each, allowing the production of front-, rear- or all-wheel-drive models. Built-in software controls the motors so different types of traction control can be programmed in.

Of course, the neatest feature of this concept car is the tires, which change Transformer-style depending on the terrain. During off-road driving, they deflate, revealing metal lugs that up the traction. When you get back on the road, the air cavaties expand, inflating the tires and covering up the metal lugs for smooth driving.

The SUV deisign also includes a Lithium-ion battery pack and regenerative braking.

via Autoblog Green

 

Categories: All News, Green Life, Life Styles Tags:

NSW piggery quarantined as pigs catch swine flu – News.com.au

July 31st, 2009 No comments

Quarantined … the incident is the first case of Influenza A H1 in pigs in Australia. 280 pigs quarantined with swine flu symptoms Caught virus from piggery owners and staff First case of swine flu in pigs in Australia AUTHORITIES believe up to 2000 …

Categories: All News, Health, Swine Flu Tags:

NSW piggery quarantined as pigs catch swine flu – News.com.au

July 31st, 2009 No comments

Quarantined … the incident is the first case of Influenza A H1 in pigs in Australia. 280 pigs quarantined with swine flu symptoms Caught virus from piggery owners and staff First case of swine flu in pigs in Australia AUTHORITIES believe up to 2000 …

Categories: All News, Health, Swine Flu Tags:

Slot Win a Day Keeps the Doctor Away – 07-31-09

July 31st, 2009 No comments

July 31- Player claims that winning an online slots jackpot has helped him on the road to a speedy recovery from the dreaded swine flu.

Categories: All News, Health, Swine Flu Tags:

Windows 7 on MacBook Pro: Nice, but still has poor battery life

July 31st, 2009 No comments

Windows 7, like Windows Vista and XP drains battery really fast on Intel-based Mac laptop.

Categories: All News, Sci/Tech Tags:

Today in the News (31 Jul 09)

July 31st, 2009 No comments

First of all, sorry about the lack of update yesterday. I decided to spend some time with the family, and it just got too late. Evolution: Discovery Of Elephants’ Oldest Known Relative. Emmanuel Gheerbrant, paleontologist at the Paris Museum (1), discovered one of the oldest modern ungulates related

Categories: All News, Health, Swine Flu Tags: