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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe.

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Released:
24-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST

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Plane travel destroys polar bear habitat

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

We all know we should fly less as a way to reduce our individual and collective effect on the global climate. But transforming that vague understanding into concrete reasons for action can be difficult -- until now.

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Released:
23-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST
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Healthy Travel Media Announces Fourth Edition of Patients Beyond Borders

Patients Beyond Borders

This year, some two million Americans will travel for medical care otherwise unaffordable in the US—now a USD$6.7 business growing at a 20+% clip. Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Fourth Edition, assists patients in vetting facilities and doctors, planning and budgeting their journey, and more.

Channels: Healthcare, Medical Tourism, Travel and Transportation, All Journal News,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020

Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020

Patients Beyond Borders

Relentlessly rising consumer medical expenses have contributed to millions of US patients seeking affordable treatment abroad. Patients Beyond Borders has researched the most-traveled metropolitan areas for the international healthcare consumer, at savings of 40-85%

Channels: Business Ethics, Healthcare, Surgery, India News, Mexico News, Southeast Asia News, Medical Tourism, Travel and Transportation, Staff Picks,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Used Nissan LEAF batteries given “second life” thanks to WMG, University of Warwick

Used Nissan LEAF batteries given “second life” thanks to WMG, University of Warwick

University of Warwick

The ability to reuse high numbers of Electric Vehicle Lithium Ion batteries for domestic and industrial use is becoming a reality for Nissan thanks to a new grading system developed by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick.

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Released:
21-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
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Newswise: First detailed electronic study of new nickelate superconductor finds 3D metallic state

First detailed electronic study of new nickelate superconductor finds 3D metallic state

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

It represents an entirely new type of ground state for transition metal oxides, and opens new directions for experiments and theoretical studies of how superconductivity arises and how it can be optimized in this system and possibly in other compounds.

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Released:
20-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
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Newswise: MITRE Unveils Laboratory Focused on Autonomous Technology

MITRE Unveils Laboratory Focused on Autonomous Technology

MITRE

In MITRE's Mobile Autonomous Systems Experimentation (MASE) Laboratory, team are researching ways to accelerate advanced autonomous technology and provide objective perspective and recommendations for broad impact in multiple domains, including drones, commercial aircraft, tanks, and self-driving vehicles.

Channels: Automotive, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Travel and Transportation,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Who’s Liable? The AV or the human driver?

Who’s Liable? The AV or the human driver?

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia Law School have developed a joint fault-based liability rule that can be used to regulate both self-driving car manufacturers and human drivers. They propose a game-theoretic model that describes the strategic interactions among the law maker, the self-driving car manufacturer, the self-driving car, and human drivers, and examine how, as the market penetration of AVs increases, the liability rule should evolve.

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Released:
14-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST
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Unique Immersive Simulator Tests ‘Trust’ Between Humans and Self-driving Cars

Florida Atlantic University

The issue of trust is a primary challenge for industry professionals trying to popularize the use of fully autonomous systems. FAU researchers have developed a unique immersive simulator that provides a convincingly lifelike virtual reality simulation to test trust between humans and self-driving cars.

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Released:
9-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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