A revolutionary new toilet may lead to fewer accidents on Japanese highways. At the Ebina Service Area, a popular highway rest stop, the toilets have built-in vibration sensors that measure fluctuations in the autonomic nervous system. These fluctuations give insight into a person’s fatigue level, subsequently advising whether a break is needed. The toilet could also prevent accidents with its novelty; drivers will be inclined to spend time at the Service Area, allowing them to rest up.
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If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here