Breathalyzer Microphone Knows You're Wasted, and Not Just Because You're Singing Abba

While this might look like your standard, old-school tape recorder and microphone, it's actually a breathalyzer. As I see it, it can be used in two ways. The first, is to trick drunks into getting a breathalyzer by telling them you want to hear them sing. The problem with this method is that if someone is willing to… » 8/08/08 1:45pm 8/08/08 1:45pm

Researchers Create Computer Models of Staggering Drunks to Aid City Planning

A team of Welsh scientists have spent long nights camped out in a busy nightlife neighborhood of Cardiff from 11pm to 3am with one goal-studying the way Welshmen stagger when they're shitfaced in order to build an accurate computer model of the phenomenon. They aim to use their data to help city planners design… » 7/24/08 11:45am 7/24/08 11:45am

Toyota and Nissan Make Drinking and Driving a Little Harder (It's Already Pretty Hard)

Both Toyota and Nissan are trying to come up with a technology in their cars to make drinking and driving impossible. Nissan is thinking of requiring a really long PIN for drivers to enter before their car starts, and Toyota is thinking of placing breathalyzers somewhere in the cabin. Both are interesting, but may not… » 9/15/06 9:31pm 9/15/06 9:31pm