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2014-01-09 08:26:39

GeoBlue, an international health insurance product offered in the U.S. via the BCBS network, to be expanded. CHICAGO and LONDON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Bupa today announced a strategic global partnership that will create the largest healthcare provider network in the world for international health insurance customers. The U.K.-headquartered international healthcare company Bupa, and the largest U.S.-based health...

Phone GPS Data Shows Traffic Problems
2012-12-20 20:21:13

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Death and taxes are two things that no one can avoid, but there have been countless efforts made to help drivers avoid congestion and traffic tie-ups. From GPS devices that offer real time traffic updates, to news radio stations that offer traffic updates every 10 minutes, drivers will go to great efforts — and sometimes even great distance — to keep moving and avoid sitting in go-nowhere congestion. The biggest...

2012-09-11 22:23:50

The World Health Organization recently recognized environmental noise as harmful pollution, with adverse psychosocial and physiological effects on public health. A new study of noise pollution in Fulton County, Georgia, suggests that many residents are exposed to high noise levels that put them at risk of annoyance or sleep disturbance, which can have serious health consequences. The research is published in the October issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Our research...

Maths Helps Us Know When To Be More Alert On The Roads
2012-06-22 12:05:18

Technicians from Madrid City Council and a team of Pole and Spanish researchers have analyzed the density and intensity of traffic on Madrid's M30 motorway (Spain) throughout the day. By applying mathematical algorithms, they have verified that drivers should pay more attention to the road between 6pm and 8pm to avoid accidents. Detection devices installed by the Department of Traffic Technologies of Madrid City Council on the M30 motorway and its access roads were used to conduct a...

2011-07-07 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) presented an outline for a new highway and transit bill that would set transportation policies for the next six years. The American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) supports Chairman Mica's decision to move forward with a bill that reforms transportation policy, cuts bureaucracy and red tape, and expedites the delivery of important projects that will move our economy...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.