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bridges, transportation, infrastructure, roads, , Civil Engineering, Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Transportation Safety Expert Available to Discuss New Study on Deficient U.S. Roads and Bridges

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Hydrogen, Hydrogen Reforming, Methane, four-stroke engine, reforming reactor

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen from Methane and Captures CO2

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When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available.

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ASU Expert Available to Speak on Federal Policy for Self-Driving Cars

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Passengers Take Mobile Measure of Comfort for Railway Companies

Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.

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travel abroad, Mosquito Borne Disease

Too Much Sun, Mosquito Bites Can Wreck Tropical Travel

If the last blast of winter has you longing for sun-soaked beaches in tropical locales, be sure to stop at the drug store for sunscreen and insect repellant before leaving for spring vacation.

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Winter Safety, Winter Safety Tips, shoveling tips , Snow Shoveling, Driving Safety, Car Safety, snow storm

After the Storm: Tips for Surviving Old Man Winter's Inconveniences

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Experts from the Stony Brook University Trauma Center share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and major accidents.

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Creighton Prof Available for Comment on ACLU Report on TSA's Behavior Detection Program

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Concussion, Driving, Sports Concussion, sports medicince, concussion care

A Concussion May Affect Your Driving Even After Symptoms Disappear, Says Study

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The effects a concussion has on driving a vehicle may continue to linger even after the symptoms disappear, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

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Accessibility, Transportation, Engineering, Computer Science

Online mapping tool lets Seattle pedestrians avoid hills, construction, accessibility barriers

The University of Washington's AccessMap project has launched a new online travel planner offering customizable suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes when getting from point A to B in Seattle. The team is also developing pedestrian accessibility standards to expand the effort to other cities.

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Queen’s University Belfast Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the latest generation of carbon fibre airplanes, formula one racing cars and future lightweight family cars.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Terry Richmond, Sara Jacoby, Flaura Winston, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, injury science, multinational companies, employee safety, Traffic Accidents

Penn/CHOP Study Helps Inform Interventions for Global Road Traffic Injury Crisis

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A research team led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) worked with a major United States multinational corporation to investigate employee perceptions of road risks and strategies to reduce road traffic injuries. This research was conducted in two Indian cities with some of the highest road traffic injury rates worldwide that are also centers for multinational corporations in the software and technology sectors.

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Combined Use of Alcohol and Cocaine May Play a Unique Role in Suicide Risk

Alcohol use can be found in suicide deaths and unintentional deaths due to injuries such as those from motor vehicle collisions (MVCs). The authors of this study argue that it is important to distinguish between the roles that alcohol may play in the two different types of deaths. Consequently, they compared postmortem toxicology results for alcohol and other drugs, alone and in combination, in suicide and MVC deaths.

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WVU’s Alternative Fuels Program Joins Efforts with Earth Day TX to Conduct Odyssey Kickoff Event and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit

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Earth Day Texas will host the kickoff as part of an inaugural one-day alternative fuel vehicle summit, coordinated by the NAFTC.

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Twitter Data Could Improve Subway Operations During Big Events

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In a preliminary study, University at Buffalo engineers found that as subway use swells during events that draw big crowds, so too does the number of tweets at these events. The results suggest that data from Twitter, and possibly other social media platforms, can be used to improve event planning, route scheduling, crowd regulations and other subway operations.

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Over to You, Automation

In determining how much lead time a driver needs before taking over control of the automation in both critical and noncritical situations, system designers should not limit their focus to average time to respond.

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Prepare for Self-Driving Cars or Become Obsolete

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Automakers Want Tax Credits, Not a Trade War

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Jet Lag Impairs Performance of Major League Baseball Players

A Northwestern University study of how jet lag affects Major League Baseball players traveling across just a few time zones found that when players travel in a way that misaligns their internal 24-hour clock with the natural environment and its cycle of sunlight, they suffer negative consequences. The researchers found that jet lag negatively affects the base running of home teams but not away teams and that home and away pitchers both give up more home runs when jet-lagged.

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Big Wheels in Motion

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million.The vehicles are being built at the company’s Lancaster plant to roll onto campus for the 2017-18 academic year, joining a hydrogen electric bus to provide more than 2 million pollution-free rides annually.

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robot cars, driverless cars, Technological Development, Waymo, Tesla, Google

The Future Is Now for Robot Cars

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Driverless car expert Tim Chapin, interim dean of the College of Social Science and Public Policy at Florida State University and professor of urban and regional planning, believes that it may finally be time to start taking this technology seriously. Chapin, whose current research interests revolve around how Florida’s demographic trends influence urban patterns and transportation systems in the state, believes that forward thinking tech companies will be agents for dramatic change in an industry that, for decades, has been largely defined by slow and iterative progress.







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