Texting on the hoof leads people to change the way they walk, new research has revealed.
While researchers have previously looked at the impact of phone use while on a level surface, they have now explored how pedestrians cope while using their phone and negotiating that common trip-hazard: a step.
Injuries from falling over or bumping into things while using a mobile phone are on the rise: in the US at least 1,500 pedestrians were reported to have visited hospital in 2010 alone as a result of such accidents….more: theguardian
Subjects were presented with pairs of six abstract patterns A, B, C, D, E and F. Through trial and error they were taught the basics of a hierarchy, which dictated they should select A over B, B over C, C over D, D over E, and E over F. The researchers called these the “premise pairs”….MORE: .bbc.
Washington (CNN) — A United Airlines plane, escorted by fighter jets, made an emergency landing Thursday night after a passenger refused to follow flight attendant instructions. Flight 662, a 757 aircraft, was in route from Denver and scheduled to land at…