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Article ID: 699089

Most Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy in the World Engineered at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia’s materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It’s 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy, or combination of metals, in the same class as diamond and sapphire, nature’s most wear-resistant materials.

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16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698733

New York City's Cap on Number of Uber and Lyft Drivers Will Fuel a Renewed Look at Public Transportation, Help Taxi Drivers, Says IU Expert

Indiana University

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8-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698676

Traveling Safely with Heart Disease

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Eli Gelfand, Chief of the Outpatient Cardiology Clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is available for interview to discuss traveling safely with heart disease.

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7-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698556

Discrimination based on driver bias remains a major issue for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services

Indiana University

Ridesharing ompanies have sought to address discrimination by removing information about a rider’s gender and race from ride requests, hoping to eliminate bias when a ride is requested. However, bias is a factor when drivers cancel after a request is accepted, according to new research from Indiana University and Penn State University.

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6-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698171

Snapshot: S&T Tests Face and Iris Recognition Systems during Biometric Technology Rally

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's first Biometric Technology Rally, held in March at S&T’s Maryland Test Facility (MdTF), aimed to eliminate these obstacles by testing face and face/iris recognition systems. The MdTF designed a standard security checkpoint process to test the ability of biometric identity systems to acquire and match images from a diverse volunteer population within a realistic time constraint.

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27-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697825

American Companies Dominate 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index as Tariff Concerns Loom

American University

As tariffs and trade wars engulf business headlines, American auto companies continue to manufacture the majority of their cars in the USA, according to the 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.

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24-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697714

Red-Light Cameras Don’t Reduce Traffic Accidents or Improve Public Safety: Analysis

Case Western Reserve University

Red-light cameras don’t reduce the number of traffic accidents or injuries at intersections where the devices are installed, according a new analysis by Case Western Reserve University.

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23-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697749

Vehicle Accidents with Deer Occur More Often During Full Moon, According to Clarkson University Professor

Clarkson University

During full moons, the number of vehicle accidents with deer rises dramatically.

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23-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697732

Israel’s Nation State Bill Excludes Arabs From the National Collective, Says Jewish Scholar

Northwestern University

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20-Jul-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697475

Step by Step to the Perfect and Sustainable Pavement

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

The one ideal asphalt for all conditions does not exist: Climatic conditions, traffic frequencies and loads place different demands on the pavement. Another challenge: preparing old asphalt so that it can be used for new pavements. Thanks to Empa researchers, the design of the ideal asphalt for every type of road has finally become easier.

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20-Jul-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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