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Article ID: 705149

New Concrete Paving Machine to Improve the Quality of Roads

South Ural State University

In the Russian Federation, the paved road network is growing 7 times less per million people than in the developed countries of Europe and in the USA. Because of the large and frequent defects of the road surface, the average speed of auto transport on Russian roads is 2-3 times slower than in the developed countries.

Released:
10-Dec-2018 3:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705038

Leave Nothing Up in the Air: Bridge Inspections in the Age of Drones

Michigan Technological University

Drones make bridge inspections safer and easier to document. A complementary 3-D bridge app developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute also streamlines defect records.

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6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704954

Study Shows Laws Designed to Ban or Curb Drivers’ Use of Cell Phones are Saving Motorcyclists' Lives

Florida Atlantic University

Laws to ban or curb drivers’ use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists, according to a new study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.

Released:
5-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 704904

DHS S&T Announces New Collaborative Blockchain Innovation Solution

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance anti-forgery and counterfeiting capabilities for digital documentation through a new solicitation, “Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses,” under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

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4-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704779

Delivery demand driving pressure on urban freight capacity

Iowa State University

More people are living and working in urban areas, increasing demand for deliveries in already congested neighborhoods. An Iowa State University researcher says expects the problem to get worse, especially with more retailers offering same-delivery.

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3-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 704653

Group Acquires Patent for Retrofit Blind Spot Detection System

Kennesaw State University

A team of Kennesaw State University alumni are aiming to make roadways safer after inventing a blind spot detection system that can be retrofitted to older vehicles.

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29-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704305

Hubble Uncovers Thousands of Globular Star Clusters Scattered Among Galaxies

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble has completed a survey of over 22,000 globular star clusters scattered throughout the giant Coma cluster of galaxies 300 million light-years from Earth. Containing the oldest known stars in the universe, about 150 globular clusters orbit our Milky Way.

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29-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704313

Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Mining data to analyze tracking patterns, Civil Engineering Prof Sharon Di can infer the population travel demand level in a region from the trajectories of just a portion of travelers. She found three distinct groups whose demographics she could infer based on their travel patterns: seniors, who travel to a wider variety of places in a day; workers, who stay mostly at work or at home; parents, who visit more individual places in a day.

Released:
26-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 704192

Combining real, virtual worlds improves driverless vehicle testing

University of Michigan

Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles by 1,000 to 100,000 times, and reduce additional testing costs — beyond the price of physical vehicles—to almost zero, according to a new white paper published by Mcity.

Released:
19-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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