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Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

...unveils its 787 Dreamliner , the "green" passenger jet it hopes will revolutionize air travel. The mid-sized plane, which seats up to 330 passengers and is capable of flying long-haul routes using up to 20 percent less fuel while pumping out fewer greenhouse gases, will be rolled out for 300 gathered m...

Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

...-packs on their backs. Rocket belt, rocket pack, jet pack, and similar names, are various types of device, usually worn on the back, that use jets of escaping gases to allow the user to fly. "It would be a lot more productive to do the testing with me rather than against me," he said. "For a federati...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

...e delivered through needle syringes, insulin pens, jet injectors and external infusion pumps. If uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, poor circulation, amputation of limbs, and ultimately result in death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first a...

1 Billion People to Be Killed by Smoking

...are in developing countries. That's like one jumbo jet going down every hour," he said. Tobacco accounts for one in five cancer deaths worldwide each year, according to two new reference guides that chart global tobacco use and cancer. Lung cancer remains the major cancer among the 10.9 million new case...

Clock Gene Plays Role in Weight Gain, Study Finds

...s many health implications for dealing with aging, jet lag, sleep disorders, shift work and dieting. Green and her colleagues used regular mice and genetically altered mice in which the Nocturnin gene was knocked out. The Nocturnin-deficient mice were divided into two groups; one group fed a normal die...

DiCaprio Bites Back Over Eco 'Hypocrisy'

...The 11th Hour whether he had taken a fuel-guzzling jet on his way to the French Riviera, the Titanic star spat back sarcastically "No, I took a train across the Atlantic". When the British journalist followed up, saying that many stars used emission-heavy private jets while touting environmental protec...

Viagra may Be Useful for Treating Jet Lag

...e impotence drug Viagra may be useful for treating jet lag . Sildenafil, originally developed for the t...to lights which were turned on and off to simulate jet lag. The researchers then found that adult male hamsters given Viagra recovered from jet lag up to...

Circadian Clocks Triggered Chemical Reactions may Be Behind Jet Lag

...o chemical reactions in cells, which may be behind jet lag, mental illness, and even some forms of cancer in humans. Circadian clocks in cells respond to differences in light between night and day and thereby allow organisms to anticipate changes in the environment by pacing their metabolism to this dai...

Asia Pacific Region Officials Agree to Curb Aviation Pollution

...e to hover over the ground for long. At such times jet engines burn five-times more fuel, authorities said. Now transport officials from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum _ have agreed to follow suit and hopefully slash millions of tons of carbon emissions. ''The commitment from the ...

Flying Returns from Long-haul Flights – Jet Lag and Health Ris

...ve warned. Female crew who are exposed to frequent jet lag// complain of menstrual irregularities, mood s... long haul flights are resistant to the effects of jet lag. It is imperative that such flyers are given adequate recovery period, equivalent to two-thirds ...

Cellulose Nanocrystal Research Paves the Way for Newer Vaccines, Computer Inks

...earch has targeted cellulose drug delivery and ink jet printing. Roman experimented with taking cellulo..., rheumatoid arthritis, and certain cancers. Ink jet printing was another research project for Roman. She experimented with using ink jet printers to dep...

Micro-jets for Painless Needle-free Injections

...pain and bruising from standard needle-free liquid jet injectors was the result of deep penetration of th...s, in turn, pushes the drug in the form of a small jet which penetrates into the skin." The pulsed micro-jets are expelled at over 100 metres per second ...

Researchers Design Pulsed Mircrojet System to Deliver Protein Drugs Without Pain or Bruising

...e pain and bruising caused by previously-developed jet injectors was caused by the deep penetration of je... (more than 100 meters per second) with very small jet diameters (between 50 and 100 micrometers), delivering only 2 to 15 nanoliters of liquid drug at a t...

Drink Red Wine to Stay Young

...y used by frequent travellers to try to counteract jet leg. Source-IANS...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

Anyone who has experienced jet lag will understand the importance of a smooth-running circadian clock. Crossing time zones decouples our biological rhythms// from the natural cycle of light and dark we’re used to. We perceive light cues through retinal photoreceptors that relay si...

Early Risers are Born That Way, Not Made

...re therapies aimed at seasonal affective disorder, jet lag and insomnia. ANN...

Jet Lag May Cause Health Problems: Study

...n exposed to time shifts simulating the effects of jet lag. This proposes working unusual // shifts and flying across time zones could affect health. 'While there's no indication that older humans shorten their lives by flying across time zones or doing shift work, the research does suggest there migh...

Responders On 9/11 Face Health Risks

...wing out of the elevator which kept burning as the jet fuel poured down the shaft. I believe in fate. It just wasn't my turn. I was just 10 seconds, or 10 feet, ahead of the fireball." He said that firefighters and other responders who passed people over to safety probably saved a lot of lives. Howev...

Model of Internal Clocks Reveals How Jet Lag Disrupts the System

Symptoms of extreme jet lag may result from the body overshooting as it tr...hours. So what is the best strategy for reducing jet lag? Consider the system dynamics, says Siegelmann, and aim for the largest shift of the master cloc...

The Flip Side to the Western Influence in Asia

...s also coming up with many negative// fallout of a jet setting pace, so much a part of the western legacy. Statistics show that Japan is heading for a demographic crisis, with a rampant spread of mental health problems. The plummeting birth rate in Japan is palpable, and is attributed to the high stres...

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