Infographic: Trends in Teen Driver Safety

In a new report, Miles to go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Crashes, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm reveal that fatalities related to teen driving are on the decline. This infographic reveals the report’s findings. “Since 2005, State Farm and CHOP have been working together to improve teen driver safety. While this report highlights the gains we are making, we still can do much more to reduce teen driver crash-related injuries and deaths,” said Chris Mullen, director of Technology Research, Strategic Resources at State Farm. “Promising strategies include programs that encourage parents to enforce GDL provisions limiting the number of friends their newly licensed teens […]

Teen Driving Fatalities Declined 47 Percent in Last 6 Years

The bad news is that car crashes remain the leading cause of death for American teenagers. The good news is that increased seat belt use, reduced distractions and improved safe driving skills have resulted in a 47 percent decline in teen driver-related fatalities over the past 6 years. Miles to Go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Crashes, a new teen driver safety report from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm, reveals a safer landscape for teen drivers and their passengers. Key findings include: From 2008 to 2011, the number of teen passengers (ages 15 to 19 years) killed in crashes not wearing seat belts decreased 23 […]

Christie makes laser projection breakthrough with GI Joe

This technology test is lasting for two weeks and is the first time that the general public will be able to enjoy compelling, immersive 3D images delivered at 2D light levels. Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro, released GI Joe: Retaliation in digital 3D theatres across the US and Canada from 28 March. “Audiences will be impressed with 3D shown at 14ft-lamberts utilising this future technology, which is much brighter than current technology produces on most screens,” said Dr Don Shaw, senior director, product management, Christie Entertainment Solutions. “This test of our laser technology will demonstrate how spectacularly a film-maker’s vision can be realised when […]

Christie‘s commercial cinema projection breakthrough with G.I. JOE

This technology test is lasting for a two-week period and is the first time that the general public will be able to enjoy compelling, immersive 3D images delivered at 2D light levels. Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro, released G.I. JOE: RETALIATION in digital 3D theatres across the U.S. and Canada from 28 March. “Audiences will be impressed with 3D shown at 14 foot-lamberts utilizing this future technology, which is much brighter than what current technology produces on most screens,” Noted Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, product management, Christie Entertainment Solutions. “This test of our laser technology will demonstrate how spectacularly a film-maker’s vision can […]

Striving for Zero Injuries and Illnesses

For years, there has been debate about whether or not companies can ever achieve a goal of having zero injuries and illnesses or fatalities. Most experts agree that organizations should not accept any level of injury; however, these same experts also state that perfection is near impossible – that we can’t do anything to avoid “acts of God” and human error. Should companies make it a goal to achieve zero injuries? Can it be achieved? At DuPont, we believe that companies of any size can achieve zero injuries. With more than 60,000 employees globally and dozens of plants, DuPont has been striving for zero for more than 200 years. Our […]

Sticking Point: Surgeons Face Injury Risk from Needles, Sharp Objects

Injuries from needles and sharp objects top the list of occupational hazards for surgeons, according to researchers from the University of Michigan Health System. These injuries could expose surgeons to infectious diseases. Nearly 400,000 sharps injuries occur each year in the United States. About 25 percent of injured workers are surgeons, who face the highest risks in the operating room. According to researchers, nearly all surgeons will sustain a sharps injury sometime during their career. Medical students and residents are also at high risk, as fatigue and inexperience are important risk factors. “Despite health care policies designed to protect health care workers, injuries remain common,” American Society of Plastic Surgeon […]

EPA Proposes ‘Achievable’ Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standard

New fuel and car standards from the Environmental Protection Agency could reduce smog-forming volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides by 80 percent. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed wat its calling “sensible” standards for cars and gasoline that significantly will reduce pollution and prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses, while also enabling efficiency improvements in our cars and trucks. EPA’s cleaner fuels and cars standards, created with input from auto manufacturers, refiners and states, are an important component of the administration’s national program for clean cars and trucks. The program also includes historic fuel efficiency standards. Once fully in place, the standards will help avoid up […]

Mogami Guitar Cable cuts it for Slash

Slash is impressed with the durability of Mogami Guitar Cable Utilising a high-density shield and conductive PVC layer to eliminate handling noise, the cable features an oxygen free copper core that results in a very low-noise, transparent and accurate cable. “The main thing about these cables is that they endure everything I put them through, which is Hell,” said Slash. The unique manufacturing processes developed by Mogami makes it possible to execute over 3,500 types of cables in their factory in Nagano, Japan. This enables Mogami to design the most suitable cable configuration for each application and produce extremely efficient products without any unnecessary waste. Mogami ‘Cable for Life’ products […]

Meyer Sound to demo CAL column at Prolight + Sound 2013

Meyer Sound Steerable CAL Loudspeaker In addition, a new loudspeaker monitoring technology will add to the company’s system integration tools to help streamline system setup and control for any live sound applications. Details of this new product are being kept under wraps until closer to the show debut. A 2013 TEC Award winner, CAL is Meyer Sound’s first AVB-capable loudspeaker and has been installed in performance arts and sports venues, as well as houses of worship in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia. CAL demonstrations will be held on the hour on all four days of the show. Meyer Sound will also show the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element and […]

Cambridge Imaging Systems new appointment

Nick Ashwin – Cambridge Imaging Systems As part of its expansion, Cambridge Imaging Systems has also appointed the specialist U.S. distributor JB&A. Nick Ashwin joined Cambridge Imaging Systems in 2008 in the role of Assistant Project Manager. His recent move to the U.S. facilitated his promotion to the new role of North American Sales Manager, based out of Irving, Texas. Nick is responsible for developing the market and sales channel for the company’s MAM and publishing solutions in the region. JB&A is a leader in the field of video management solutions, including MAM, DAM, IPTV, Streaming and Digital Signage technology solutions. The company will assist Nick to build the U.S. […]