Factor Bikes Claims to Have Produced the World’s Most High-Tech Road Bike

July 4, 2013 by  
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Many avid cyclists outfit their road bikes with  ANT+ sensors to keep track of their speed, heart rate and other fitness measures they might want to track. But Factor Bikes ‘ new Vis Vires bike, which the company claims is the most technologically advanced bicycle in the world, already comes fully outfitted will all of that. The spiffy new road cycle comes with ANT+ as their wireless sensor technology and a fully integrated system of high-end monitoring devices so that riders can know exactly what’s happening with their body and their bike at all times. Read the rest of Factor Bikes Claims to Have Produced the World’s Most High-Tech Road Bike Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ant+ , bicycle , bike computer , bike monitor , bikes , Factor Bikes , green transportation , high tech bike , racing bike , road bike , Vis Vires        

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Study Finds Ants Are Contaminated With Phthalates, a Widespread Plastic Additive

January 9, 2013 by  
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Chemical compounds known as phthalates are used as plasticizers and softeners in products ranging from vinyl to cosmetics. They’re suspected of being endocrine disrupters (substances that interfere with the way hormones work), and the CDC has cautioned against the widespread use of the chemicals until more research can be done. Lab testing has shown that pretty much every human has some level of phthalate contamination, and a new study shows that even the smallest creatures are exposed to the substance. A report in the Science of the Total Environment by entomologist Dr. Alain Lenoir has shown that all of the insects in his study were contaminated with the compound. Read the rest of Study Finds Ants Are Contaminated With Phthalates, a Widespread Plastic Additive Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ant+ , burka faso , CDC , cricket , dehp , dr. alain lenoir , egypt , endocrine disrupter , fertility , france , greece , honeybee , hormones , Hungary , insect , morocco , phthalates , plastic , science of the total environment , Spain , tours

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Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years

January 9, 2013 by  
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Ocean Plastic photo from Shutterstock The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a horrifying consequence of our never-ending consumption. Now, new research shows that even if we could eliminate plastic waste and prevent all litter from making its way to the ocean, these Patches would continue to mar the planet for hundreds of years . Researchers at the  Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science found that it doesn’t matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins and will likely remain there long after its original owner has passed away. Read the rest of Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science , Climate Change , great pacific garbage patch , oceans , plastic waste , Pollution , University of New South Wales

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