Items tagged with Alcohol

Despite the dangers of drunk driving being well-documented, there continue to be about 10,000 drunk driving-related fatalities in the United States each year. Sometimes, it's the drunk driver that's killed, and other times it's innocent people in the other vehicle, or pedestrians. Sometimes, it's both. The important thing is that the numbers are high enough where more has to be done, because it's clear that not everyone cares as much about drunk driving as they should. What that reality could result in is our new cars being outfitted with technology used to detect whether or not we're impaired.... Read more...
If you've ever told someone, "I'm not as think as you drunk I am," then you may benefit from a sobering pill that reduces the blood alcohol content in your system. Hold your horses -- before you run off to the local five and dime, understand that no such pill currently exists. Sure, there are remedies that claim to sober you up, but none of them are truly effective. No matter how much coffee you gulp down, time is the only real remedy. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are hoping to change that. Lead researcher Yunfeng Lu, a professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering,... Read more...
Are you the sort of drinker who simply doesn't know when to stop? Sometimes, even the best of us can fall into the trap. When you're having a good time, the hours just fly by, and so do the drinks - only to catch up to you as soon as the fun stops and it's time for bed. You close your eyes, the room is spinning, and you swear that you're never going to drink again. Would you like to avoid situations like these? If so, then "Smart Ice Cubes" might be right up your alley. The creation of smart ice cubes began when MIT researcher Dhairya Dand blacked-out after a couple of drinks and woke up in the... Read more...