- Newsmaker: Data on Cell Phones Sent Mixed Message
Cell phones are responsible for about one in 20 of America-s traffic accidents, killing 2600 people each year and injuring 330,000 others. That-s according to Harvard University-s Center for Risk Analysis, which today released a study analyzing the cost and benefit of cell phone use while driving. David Ropeik, director of risk communications for the Center, reports on the group-s findings.
- Reporter's Notebook: Missile Attack on Jet Ignites Fears
Last week, terrorists tried to hit an Israeli charter jet taking off from Mombasa, Kenya. Though the two surface-to-air missiles failed to strike their target, the attempt refocused attention on this new threat to commercial air transportation. Jim O-Halloran, editor of Jane-s Land-Based Air Defense, cautions that this latest terror in the skies will generate major changes for commercial air travel.
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