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Jim Minneker of General Motors introduces and describes the newest technology that went into making the 2011 Duramax Diesel engine.
  • 25 Mar 2010
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Safe Kids USA has partnered with MetLife Foundation to produce an online video series that will help parents and caregivers prevent unintentional injury to children with special needs. The series, along with safety tips and other important information, is now available at www.safekids****/specialneeds. Comprised of a series of short online videos in English and Spanish, the project will cover five areas that pose great risk of injury and death to all children under the age of 14 in and around the home: fire and burn prevention, water safety, and general home safety, which includes poison, choking and fall prevention. The videos were developed in consultation with an advisory panel of experts and advocates in the field of child developmental disabilities. Through the advisory panel, it was determined that the goal of each video would be not only to teach parents of children with special needs about unintentional injuries, but to supply them with an understanding of what can be done to safety-proof the home or be better prepared in the event of an emergency. To promote the new resource, from March through May, Safe Kids USA will showcase one of the five risk areas each month to highlight the importance of safety in and around the home, especially for families of children with special needs. Besides parents, the online video series is designed as a resource for anyone who cares for a child with special needs – including grandparents, nannies, babysitters, therapists, child care workers, and healthcare professionals. For more information about Safe Kids USA, call (202) 662-0600 or visit www.safekids****/specialneeds.
  • 25 Mar 2010
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A recently-discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting (sold in 2007 for $19,000, and now valued at œ100 million) is being exhibited for the first time at a ground-breaking exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. The exhibition will feature some 50 original masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci and other renaissance artists. Most of the pieces are privately owned and have rarely or never been shown in public.The exhibition ;And There Was Light, opened its doors in Gothenburg, West Sweden, on 20 March. The recently-discovered painting, 'La Bella Principessa', which portrays a young woman in profile, was sold in 2007 to Canadian-born art collector Peter Silverman for $19,000. Silverman had the piece tested and examined by experts after suspecting it was the work of a more prestigious painter. Techniques such as comparing finger prints confirmed Silverman's suspicions, though nothing could have prepared him for the monumental discovery that was made. The painting is now valued at œ100 million. One of the experts to make the discovery was Alessandro Vezzosi, director of the Leonardo da Vinci museum in Tuscany and the artistic director of And There Was Light. In Gothenburg, he will work alongside Francesco Buranelli, the scientific director of the exhibition.Broadcasters: please courtesy go:teborb&co
  • 22 Mar 2010
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Hi-Tech Windshields Will Improve Visibility Fog, rain and darkness can create a number of potential dangers for drivers. Now, a new technology is being developed that will some day help drivers navigate through hazardous road conditions. The Enhanced Vision System, being developed by General Motors, involves night vision, navigation and camera-based sensors that transform windshields into transparent displays that can illuminate the edge of driving lanes. The technologies improve both visibility and object detection, alerting drivers to dangers like roadside animals, children and motorcycles. This technology will also allow motorists to focus on the roadway instead of the instrument panel by projecting key information onto the windshield when needed. Currently used in cockpits around the world, the system is a 21st century take on Head Up Display technology designed by GM in 1988. Head Up Display systems are currently available on the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Corvette, Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac STS. This footage is free for unrestricted use. Broadcasters: please courtesy General Motors
  • 19 Mar 2010
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A person with fibromyalgia experiences daily pain all over their body. Even something as simple as a handshake or hug can cause pain. The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), in collaboration with Pfizer Inc, has developed a video on the "Science of Fibromyalgia" as a resource to help people understand the underlying science behind fibromyalgia, a chronic, widespread pain condition. For the millions of people with fibromyalgia, understanding the possible causes for the condition can help provide new hope and ways of working with their doctors to better manage the pain that can impact their lives. Broadcasters: please courtesy National Fibromyalgia Association and Pfizer Inc
  • 18 Mar 2010
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Powerful Computing and Storage Tools Help Scientists Understand and Treat Bacterial Infections Understanding the genes that bacteria contain is crucial in battling disease and bacterial infections. But now that scientists have identified the genes, they face the challenge of mapping the DNA. Today's powerful new DNA sequencing technologies require enormous amounts of data storage and computing power. Until recently, big institutions had an advantage over smaller research groups due to the expensive "storage area networks" that were required. Now, advances in storage technology, as enabled by LSI, are helping to level the playing field. These technologies arm scientists at institutions like Pittsburgh's renowned Center for Genomic Sciences at Allegheny General Hospital, with new tools to crunch data faster and more cost-efficiently. Broadcasters: please courtesy LSI Corporation
  • 16 Mar 2010
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Automakers Re-Design More Fuel Efficient Versions of an Old Standby For several years trucks outsold cars, but when gas prices hit the $4 mark, drivers put the brakes on buying light duty pickup trucks. However, at the Work Truck Show in St. Louis, industry insiders are banking on a comeback. Despite the gas guzzling reputation, people like contractors, campers and small businesses still need trucks. To meet this need, manufacturers are working to make these haulers more fuel-efficient while increasing durability and productivity. Trucks like the new GMC Sierra Heavy Duty and Chevrolet's 2011 Silverado are being designed with engines that make power with less fuel and fewer emissions. This footage is free for unrestricted use. Broadcasters: please courtesy General Motors
  • 12 Mar 2010
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What is the most recycled product in the US? Newspapers? Water bottles? Actually, the surprising answer is automobiles. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 95% of all automobiles are recycled, beating both paper and plastic. Millions of vehicles will reach the end of the road this year and the Automotive Recyclers Association is predicting 11.4 million of those will be recycled. The junk yards of yesterday are quickly being replaced by today's automotive recyclers. These high-tech facilities are capable of recycling more than 84% of a vehicle and preventing millions of tons of automotive parts and materials from going to landfills. Advanced technology in this industry allows everything from floor mats and instrument panels to upholstery, aluminum and steel to be recycled for use in new automobiles and other consumer products. The raw materials that go into building a vehicle are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive, so manufacturers are not only designing how a car will be put together but simultaneously how it will be taken apart. U.S. automakers continue to research and implement new technologies to make their cars more recyclable and ultimately have less impact on the environment. Vehicle recycling is the 16th largest industry in the country; a market-driven and highly profitable business. Produced for General Motors
  • 5 Mar 2010
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Advanced Technology Reduces Radiation in New Scanners According to recent studies, the average American's total radiation exposure has nearly doubled in the last three decades, largely due to CT scans and other next-generation imaging tests. Now a new scanner that uses a low dose radiation may make it safer for doctors to treat their patients. The Somatom Definition Flash scanner only targets a specific area and uses the lowest dose of radiation possible. Using advanced technologies, the scanner quickly produces a detailed representation of the area. In fact, most cardiac studies can be done within seconds and produce crisp, clear images that allow for evaluation and treatment. As a result of the image accuracy, a physician can often diagnose disease without having to do exploratory surgery. This footage is free for unrestricted use. Broadcasters: please courtesy Siemens
  • 4 Mar 2010
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Study also finds no link between 100 percent juice consumption and weight status in adolescents New research published in the March/April issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion shows that teens drinking 100 percent fruit juice have more nutritious diets overall compared to non-consumers. According to the findings, adolescents ages 12-18 that drank any amount of 100 percent juice had lower intakes of total dietary fat and saturated fat and higher intakes of key nutrients, including Vitamins C and B6, folate, potassium and iron. Those who drank greater than six ounces of 100 percent juice a day also consumed more whole fruit and fewer added fats and sugars. Milk consumption was not affected by juice intake. For more information on the nutritional benefits of 100 percent fruit juice, including video of Dr. Nicklas discussing her latest research, please visit www.fruitjuicefacts****.
  • 4 Mar 2010
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World Water Day Urges the International Community to Reuse and Recycle Millions of people around the world are living without access to clean drinking water. To draw attention to what some experts are calling one of the largest public issues of our time; World Water Day was established as an international day of observance and action. According to the UN, more than half of the world will be living with water shortages in the next 50 years. One solution to the growing problem is reclaiming and recycling water instead of disposing it into oceans and rivers. Using new technology, a growing number of communities in the U.S. are starting to reuse and recycle water. This new process takes water through three steps, first traveling through hollow fiber membranes that remove 99.99 percent of all bacteria, then through reverse osmosis and finally through advanced oxidation using ultraviolet light. The result is near-distilled quality water. The entire process consumes about 50% less energy than importing water from outside sources. While this new technology makes conservation easier than ever before, it's only one part of the bigger solution. Experts urge that all Americans participate in conservation with everyday activities that include taking shorter showers, checking faucets for leaks and watering lawns judiciously. For more tips be sure to visit www.epa.gov. Produced for Siemens
  • 2 Mar 2010
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Salon and Spa Services Available to Athletes and Their Families in the P&G Family Home CINCINNATI, OHIO (February 19) - P&G introduced today the first-ever Beauty & Grooming Salon & Spa at the P&G Family Home at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The P&G Family Home will provide Team USA athletes and their families a place to come together in an inviting and comfortable environment for the duration of the Olympic Winter Games. The P&G Beauty & Grooming Salon & Spa is the ultimate destination for pampering services including makeovers and massages. The P&G Beauty & Grooming Salon & Spa will offer Pantene hair styling, cosmetic mini-makeovers with COVERGIRL products, and Olay and Venus leg treatments. Athletes and their families are welcome to relax and enjoy these services at the P&G Family Home daily from 11 am-7 pm from February 11-28. Please visit *******www.pg**** for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G (NYSE: PG) and its brands
  • 27 Feb 2010
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Monthly Diagnostics Reports Help Improve Vehicle Safety As temperatures drop and winter is in full swing, your car can get the sniffles too. Experts say cold weather can stress and strain a car's engine. But for one auto manufacturer, January was a healthy month. In the first month of 2010, 99.3 percent of the 1.8 million Chevrolet cars and trucks enrolled in Onstar Vehicle Diagnostics were found to have no issues with the key components of their engine and transmission systems. Each month, the service automatically reports the status of key operating systems to drivers, as well as oil life and tire pressure. They are also provided with maintenance reminders based on the vehicle's current odometer reading. Since the program began in 2006, 122 million vehicle reports have been sent to subscribers. The reports provide a convenient way to monitor preventative maintenance needs and help to reduce warranty claims. This footage is free for unrestricted use. Broadcasters: please courtesy General Motors
  • 26 Feb 2010
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American Lung Association Resources Offer Support to Help Americans Quit Smoking in 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2010 - Every year, millions of Americans faithfully make New Year's resolutions including quitting smoking. However, a recent survey with more than 1,000 former smokers conducted on behalf of the American Lung Association showed that 60 percent of people were not able to quit smoking on their first try and required multiple attempts to quit smoking. Helping more Americans quit smoking remains a top public health priority for the American Lung Association. A new smoking cessation campaign from the Association is available to the many smokers who may have given up on their resolution and provides resources and support for the "Quitter in You." The survey also showed that the main reasons a smoker decides to quit are because of the costs of smoking (35 percent), and to improve their health (33 percent). For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lungusa****.
  • 26 Feb 2010
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An Inside Look: Touring the Exclusive Corvette Plant in Kentucky For over 25 years, Bowling Green, Kentucky has been the home of America's favorite sports car. In fact, every Corvette made in the world today is produced at the plant. Across the street from the factory, the iconic automobile is honored at the National Corvette Museum. Many new owners, including celebrities like Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, choose to pick up their 'Vettes here after touring both sites. A special delivery program allows buyers VIP museum access and an inside look at production. Recently, a retired US four-star general toured the facilities while waiting for his new Grand Sport. The special guest watched the cars come down the assembly line and shook hands with many of the veterans working at the plant. This footage is free for unrestricted use. Broadcasters: please courtesy General Motors
  • 19 Feb 2010
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It's easy to take "I love you" for granted, this year leading up to the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day, A Diamond is Forever is asking the public to take a few minutes out of their daily routines and "Drop Everything for Love". We invite the public to share their love story with the world by recording a heartfelt video declaration on DropEverythingForLove****. These video responses will become part of an online video installation, where they can be shared with the world. In a surprise twist some lucky participants will be selected and then issued the challenge to Drop Everything - right now - to travel to the one you love as our camera crews record the journeys. So log on early and often to DropEverythingForLove**** to see new videos as they are posted and record your own video declarations of love, who knows you might be the the next lucky person chosen to Drop Everything For Love!
  • 19 Feb 2010
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Before the kick-off of the biggest game in football, one of the biggest pet parades in the world will hit the streets of St. Louis' French Quarter on Sunday, Feb. 7. Thousands of four-legged party animals of all shapes and sizes will flaunt with pride their Mardi Gras colors - purple, green and gold - and parade though the streets of Soulard for the 17th annual Beggin' Pet Parade and "Tail"gating Party. . The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. with a one-of-its-kind Beggin' float leading the way. One of the highlights of the Beggin' Pet Parade will be the coronation ceremony to select the 2010 Beggin' Court. Five lucky costumed canines will be chosen to be the King, Queen, Prince, Princess and Jester. And back by popular demand, the best group costume title of "Most Loyal Subjects". All five of the canine court members will take home royal titles, along with prizes including a year's supply of Beggin'ƒ Strips. Best of all, the 2010 Beggin' Pet Parade and "Tail"gating Party helps to raise funds for the homeless pets at the Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a local sanctuary featuring dogs and cats of all ages and breeds, waiting to find their forever homes. A required registration fee of $10 per pet, to benefit Open Door Animal Sanctuary, will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 7 at the corner of Menard and Allen. "The Beggin' Pet Parade and "Tail"gating Party is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to come on out and celebrate not only the kick-off of the Mardi Gras festivities, but the Big Game as well," says Tim Lorson, executive director of Mardi Gras, Inc. "Every year is a new adventure, and we are constantly entertained by the creativity and costume design of the thousands of pet owners who travel to St. Louis from all over the country to be part of this parade while supporting a great cause." For more information, visit www.begginpetparade****.
  • 17 Feb 2010
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's Message to Millions With Asthma is to Manage Asthma By Treating Both Main Causes: Airway Constriction and Inflammation - Most Medicines Only Treat One Cause. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is launching a national public service announcement (PSA) supported by GlaxoSmithKline titled "Two Main Causes of Asthma." The PSA goal is to communicate an important message to the millions of Americans with asthma: that treating the two main causes of asthma symptoms may help prevent symptoms before they begin. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness. The PSA features two cyclists riding on a tandem bicycle representative of the two main causes of asthma symptoms. When the lead cyclist pedals solo she struggles but when the second cyclist begins to peddle, the journey becomes much easier. Their ride together is symbolic of managing asthma more effectively by treating both main causes of asthma symptoms when one medicine is not enough to prevent symptoms. The PSA encourages the millions of people suffering from asthma to find information and resources about asthma and learn how to work with their doctor to help prevent asthma symptoms at asthma****. According to AAFA, every day in America because of asthma, 60,000 people miss school or work, 30,000 have an attack, 5,000 visit the emergency room and 1,000 get admitted to the hospital. Asthma in America isn't merely a problem but it's nearly an epidemic. About AAFA The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the leading national nonprofit organization fighting asthma and allergic diseases. AAFA provides free information, conducts educational programs, fights for patients' rights, and funds research to find better treatments and cures. Log on to www.aafa**** for more information. Funding and editorial support for the PSA was provided by GlaxoSmithKline.
  • 17 Feb 2010
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