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New System Shuts Phones Down While Driving
2011-12-09 14:22:41

Scientists have developed a system that will make drivers unable to talk on their cell phones while driving. A team at Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University in New Jersey have created a system that shuts down a driver's phone without affecting other people in the vehicle. The system uses a phone's Bluetooth connection and a vehicle's speaker to detect if a driver is using their phone while driving. The system then measures the acoustic signals emitted from the stereo...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

Rutgers' Entrepreneurship Day is open to the general public (pre-registration is required), with particular appeal to business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, researchers, faculty members, university students and Rutgers alumni. New Brunswick, N.J. (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Apple co-founder Steven Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at Rutgersâ third annual Entrepreneurship Day, an event designed to educate, motivate and inspire those interested in...

2011-10-10 20:40:00

Rutgers has established a âœDisruptive Innovation Fundâ through an agreement signed this week with IP Navigation Group of Dallas, which has committed up to $1 million to support commercialization of technologies developed at the university. The agreement calls for an executive committee to review proposals from faculty and students to award at least two grants a year of up to $500,000 each. New Brunswick, N.J. (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Rutgers has...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Lockheed Martin-hosted Festival lines up engineering and science stars to inspire next generation of innovators Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 The Nationâs largest celebration of science and engineering, the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is returning to Washington, D.C., April 28-29, 2012. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel's hit TV series MythBusters, and Bill Nye the Science Guy are among the science superstars signed up to...

2011-08-17 14:30:00

Researchers say that applying caffeine to skin in sunny weather may help to protect against skin cancer. Researchers from Rutgers University used experiments on mice in the study and found that those who had caffeine applied to their skin took longer to develop tumors and have fewer of them if they did develop. However, experts warn there could be adverse affect on other cancers by using caffeine this way. Caffeine is known to interfere with a protein involved in detecting DNA damage known...

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