News tagged with blind spots

Understanding ambiguities in depth perception

Binocular vision allows us to gauge depth. For example a dot directly ahead of the left eye will be at an angle to the right that decreases with distance. So how, ask Eiichi Mitsukura and Shunji Satoh at ...

Sep 25, 2014
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The National Health Service—committed to failure?

A project has failed. So why continue to invest in it? This is a pertinent question for large organisations, like the UK National Health Service, which has a history of investing vast amounts of taxpayer's money into unrealistic ...

Jun 24, 2014
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Expert tips for school bus safety

(HealthDay)—Many children are injured each year just getting on and off the school bus. Inattentive drivers, horseplay, unsafe street crossing and even clothing issues can all contribute.

Aug 25, 2013
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When rugby and mechanical science collide

The rugby maul can sometimes look like the most unscientific of game techniques, but players are now benefitting from a new technical training aid, designed with help from engineering experts at Heriot-Watt ...

Mar 14, 2013
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Kidney disease mutations found in a genomic blind spot

(Medical Xpress)—Advances in DNA sequencing technology during the past decade have given scientists powerful tools to peer into the genomes of humans and other species. Despite the efficiency and sophistication ...

Feb 11, 2013
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Driving errors increase with age among older drivers

Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a study published by the American Psychological ...

May 16, 2011
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