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Railroad Expert Available to Talk About Hoboken, New Jersey Train Crash

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MSU Contributes to Autonomous-Vehicle Research

At Michigan State University, researchers are involved in the work that will someday make self-driving vehicles not just a reality, but commonplace.

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Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Aging, Psychology, Research

Older Adults No Slower Than Young Adults at Taking Control of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

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New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle.

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First-Ever 3D Printed Excavator Project Advances Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing R&D

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Heavy construction machinery is the focus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s latest advance in additive manufacturing research. With industry partners and university students, ORNL researchers are designing and producing the world’s first 3D printed excavator, a prototype that will leverage large-scale AM technologies and explore the feasibility of printing with metal alloys.

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Iowa State, Ames Laboratory Researchers Developing New Steel for Better Electric Motors

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Researchers from Iowa State and the Ames Laboratory are leading development of a new kind of steel for the motors in electric vehicles. The new steel would help make the motors smaller, lighter, more powerful and more cost effective.

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Energy Drink Use, with or Without Alcohol, Contributes to Drunk Driving

Highly caffeinated energy drinks (EDs) have been of concern to the public-health community for almost a decade. Many young people consume EDs with alcohol to decrease alcohol’s sedative effects and stay awake longer, enabling them to drink more alcohol. Adding to the growing body of research linking ED consumption with risk-taking and alcohol-related problems, this study examined its relationship with drunk driving. Importantly, the researchers differentiated between the different ways in which EDs are consumed: exclusively with alcohol, exclusively without alcohol, or both with and without alcohol depending on the occasion.

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Science of 'Sully': Professor Discusses Airplane Landing That Led to the Movie

Aerospace professor and Airbus 320 expert discusses the story of an aircraft emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009, now featured in a top box office motion picture

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Study: Vehicle Mileage Tax Is Best Option for Long-Term Highway Funding

A study that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long run.

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Rowan Engineering CREATEs Solutions to Roadway Problems

Rowan University's new CREATEs facility will address transportation issues regionally and nationally.

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How Airlines Are Cutting Their Carbon Footprint

The global aviation industry has pledged that by 2050, it will reduce its net carbon emissions to half its 2005 levels. Achieving this will require not only improved engine efficiency and aerodynamics, but also a turn to renewable jet fuel. The transition has begun, but biofuel makers need more funds and policy support to ramp up production, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

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University of Minnesota Study Measures Effects of Congestion on Access to Jobs by Car

New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States.

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VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to 50 Premature Deaths, $423 Million in Economic Costs: Study

Beginning in 2008, Volkswagen installed software to circumvent emissions testing by turning off the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions control system in real-world driving in nearly half a million cars. A new analysis using a tool developed and used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess the health and economic impacts related to air quality calculates that a single year of elevated emissions from the affected VW vehicles could lead to as many as 50 premature deaths, 3,000 lost workdays, and $423 million in economic costs.

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One Year After Volkswagen Scandal WVU Researchers Look to the Future of Emissions Technology

On most days, the air seems to vibrate at a higher frequency in the labs of West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions. This week, the work of the center’s engineers, technicians and students is particularly busy. One year after the biggest scandal in automotive history, stakeholders from across the industry are gathering in Morgantown to discuss the future of emissions technology.

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Aviation Expert Available to Discuss "Sully" Movie

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Despite Recent Incidents, Driver-Assist Technology Will Save Lives

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New Tech to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

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Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – which will improve the fuel-efficiency and range of hybrid and electric vehicles.

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FAU’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Ranked Among Top 30 in Nation by ‘The Best Schools Magazine’

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Florida Atlantic University’s Hospitality & Tourism Management program is among the top 30 in the United States, according to the latest rankings published by The Best Schools Magazine.

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Transportation Veteran Dr. David Yang to Head AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. C. Y. David Yang, a leading expert in transportation and traffic safety research, has been selected to be the new executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Dr. Yang joins the Foundation after having served most recently as the Human Factors Team Leader with the Federal Highway Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he transformed the Human Factors Laboratory into a world-class research facility with state-of-the-art tools and top-notch researchers.

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Cruise Ships, Schools May Become Safer From Certain Viruses Because of Kansas State University Patent

Researchers at Kansas State University and Wichita State University have developed broad-spectrum antivirals that may help combat the infections and spreading of common viruses, such as noroviruses and rhinoviruses, and ones that pose a bioterrorism threat.

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Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Prices Are Lower, Demand Is Higher, So Book Early

Airline prices are lower (6 percent for the industry) than last year, but demand is strong and seats will fill quickly. Book your holiday air travel early this year to get the seat and times you want. That's the advice from Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating (AQR) co-author and associate professor of marketing at Wichita State University.







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