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Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

Center for Pet Safety 2013 Harness Crashworthiness Study Summary Report

Lindsey A. Wolko, Center for Pet Safety: “In 2013 the Center for Pet Safety (CPS) and Subaru of America formed a partnership to further the CPS 2011 Harness Crashworthiness Pilot Study (size: Large) and evaluate the overall performance of harness products claiming “testing”, “crash testing” or “crash protection”. A combined testing approach including quasi-static preliminary evaluation and dynamic testing using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 crash conditions was used by the Center for Pet Safety to collect baseline product performance data. This data collection will be used to develop a harness performance standard and test protocols to guide safety harness manufacturers.”

Disconnect Search Lets Users Search Privately on Google, Bing, and Yahoo

News release: “Disconnect, a leading developer of popular consumer privacy and security software, today launched its newest service: Disconnect Search (https://www.disconnect.me/search). Developed by an ex-NSA engineer and three ex-Google engineers over the last year, Disconnect Search allows users to easily keep searches private without having to change their behavior. Unlike other private search solutions, DisconnectContinue Reading

The future of the world’s mobile students to 2024

“International education remains a priority for individuals who want to broaden their outlooks, institutions that want to expand their offerings and resources as well as governments that want to increase their national competitiveness and human capital.  As such, the global higher education sector has shown strong, sustained growth in past decades despite intermittent economic uncertaintyContinue Reading

Day 8: Daily Dings to our Health and Environment from the GOP’s government shutdown

Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog: “As the government shutdown enters its second week with no end in sight, the stalemate continues to erode our health, safety, the environment and our economy.  Just as the effects of a slow-acting toxin are not apparent at first, the shutdown’s impacts may not yet be fully evident, butContinue Reading

Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence

“In 2010, more than 105,000 people were injured or killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident. Recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, CT; Aurora, CO; Oak Creek, WI; and Tucson, AZ, have sharpened the American public’s interest in protecting our children and communities from the harmful effects ofContinue Reading

Widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985–2010

Left behind: widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985–2010. Haidong Wang, Austin E Schumacher, Carly E Levitz, Ali H Mokdad and Christopher JL Murray. Population Health Metrics 2013, 11:8 “Female life expectancy in the United States increased from 78.0 years in 1985 to 80.9 years in 2010, while male life expectancy increased from 71.0 years in 1985 toContinue Reading

WalletHub Shutdown Report: Most & Least Affected States

“Believe or not, but hundreds of thousands of federal employees missing work may prove to be just the beginning of the 2013 government shutdown story.  Not only will the economy incur exponentially more damage the longer the shutdown lasts, but as logistical limitations mount and already-appropriated funds run dry, the personal stories of hardship andContinue Reading

Freedom on the Net 2013

“Freedom on the Net 2013 is the fourth report in a series of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe and covers developments in 60 countries that occurred between May 2012 and April 2013. Over 60 researchers, nearly all based in the countries they analyzed, contributed to the project by researching laws and practicesContinue Reading

Avian Monitoring in the Allegheny Highlands – 2013 Report

Avian Monitoring in the Allegheny Highlands – 2013 Report “This document reports on the third year of avian monitoring, completed in 2013, in the 18,000-acre Warm Springs Mountain Restoration Project (WSMRP), a collaborative initiative spanning lands of The Nature Conservancy and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. Developed by the Central Appalachians Fire Learning Network partnership, WSMRP is working toContinue Reading

The Unpunishable Moral Failures that Helped Cause the Financial Crisis, and How to Address Them in the Future

The Unpunishable Moral Failures that Helped Cause the Financial Crisis, and How to Address Them in the Future by Hilary J. Allen Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, October 6, 2013 “Five years after the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the public is still angry that the big financial institutions (and their senior managers) haveContinue Reading