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Technique From Biology Helps Explain the Evolution of the American Car

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UCLA-led team of researchers has taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or animals, the scientists plotted the “births” and “deaths” of every American-made car and truck model from 1896 to 2014.

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Think Talking on Your Hands-Free While Driving Is Safe? Think Again, Says New Research

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Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile, psychologists at the University of Sussex say.

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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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‘Squishy’ Motors and Wheels Give Soft Robots a New Ride

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A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disasters, deep space and planet exploration, and manipulating objects during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to its creators at Rutgers University. Their most important innovation is a soft motor that provides torque without bending or extending its housing.

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WVU Experts Available to Discuss the Volkswagen Class-Action Settlement

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Health Tips for Traveling Abroad with Kids

Before your family heads to Mexico, Asia or beyond, do a little planning ahead of time to keep everyone healthy during their journey. Dr. Nava Yeganeh, an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the Pediatric International Travel and Adoption Clinic at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, explains three important strategies.

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$10.2 Billion Environmental Fine Clears Cloud Hanging Over Volkswagen

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A Green Transport Revolution for Venice

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Engineers from the University of Southampton are helping to develop an electric-hybrid engine for Venice water taxis this summer to provide cleaner, greener transport.

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Experiment and Experience: 2016 Vacation Outlook

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School’s out for the summer, and as the temperatures rise across the United States, so does the volume of vacation travel. But the types of vacations Americans seek in 2016 buck travel trends from recent years and show a shift in what they hope to get out of their well-earned time away. Expert insight from Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business forecasts the biggest 2016 vacation trends and explains the forces driving them.

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Why Planes Freeze

Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers have learned more about the role of droplet size impact in aircraft icing to improved safety.

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Behavioral Economics Study Shows Boost in Fuel and Carbon Efficiency of Airline Captains

Interventions rooted in behavioral economics can significantly boost the use of fuel- and carbon-efficient flight practices in the airline industry, according to a study by economists at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Crash Study Aims to Make Roads Safer

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Fatal bicycle and pedestrian crashes are on the rise in Wisconsin, where urban planning professor Bob Schneider has created a list of policy recommendations and urban design solutions to make the state's roads safer.

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Lack of Transportation Hampers Hungry Children From Receiving Free Summer Meals, Baylor Study Finds

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Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many families in Texas whose children could benefit from free summer meals, a federally funded program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, according to a study by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University.

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What’s Driving the Next Generation of Green Products?

If you purchased a Toyota Prius, you may have been driven by the desire to conserve the environment or to save yourself some money at the gas pump. But consumers may also choose to buy sustainable products to make themselves appear socially responsible to others. Before making purchases, they evaluate how their decisions will stack up against their peers’, according to a new study.

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#WMATA SafeTrack: GW Experts

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Massive New Investment Shows Uber Is Early Leader in Mobility Industry

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Creighton Communication Prof Available to Comment on TSA

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TSA Snarls May Boil Down to Ineffective Communication

Up front for Guy McHendry, Ph.D., is the TSA’s lack of communication for novice airline passengers who, when confronted with security procedures, might not have the firmest grasp of what’s expected.

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Study Shows Tax on Plug-in Vehicles Is Not Answer to Road-Funding Woes

Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual registration fees for plug-in vehicles. In a paper to be published in the August issue of Energy Policy, researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say that approach is misguided.