By Gregory MonePosted 08.08.2007 at 3:47 pm 0 Comments
Nissan has developed a cool new technology designed to stop drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. The cool part is that it's not just about your breath. Yes, the technology includes odor sensors that analyze your respiratory exhaust, but it also measures the perspiration in your palms and checks your alertness levels by running an eye scan.
If the system thinks your drunk, the car won't start. The question, though, is how it's going to determine that level. There's no set schedule, but Nissan hopes to install the system in time to cut road fatalities in half by 2015.—Gregory Mone
Health: Perspiration, however odiferous and uncomfortable, is good.
By Harald FranzenPosted 01.23.2002 at 6:22 pm 0 Comments
Perspiration, however odiferous and uncomfortable, is good. Scientists at Germany's Tuebingen University have discovered an antimicrobial peptide -- a protein that protects the body against attacks from germs -- in human sweat. The new one, Dermcidin, is, according to co-discoverer Birgit Schittek,"the first one known to be produced continuously in the skin." Other types are produced only after injury or infection.