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Crash test simulations expose real risks

More than 33,000 Americans die in motor vehicle crashes annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Modern restraint systems save lives, but some deaths and injuries remain—and restraints themselves ...

Nov 13, 2015
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What sudden insights look like inside the brain

Insight—you know the feeling. It's that amazing idea, the solution that hits you like a bolt of lightning. It can come to you while you're mulling over a problem, or days later, when you're making a sandwich or mowing the ...

Aug 04, 2015
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A scientific smartphone tool for personalized health

Adults frequently report that they enjoy the outdoors, including recreational sports, walking in nature, and spending time outside with loved ones. But surveys from the National Recreation and Park Association indicate that ...

Jul 27, 2015
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