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Article ID: 693445

Gayah to Use NSF CAREER Award to Ease Traffic Congestion and Improve Efficiency

Penn State College of Engineering

Vikash Gayah, assistant professor of civil engineering at Penn State, will research urban traffic network dynamics from a network-wide perspective, thanks to a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award.

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25-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693303

How Do You Get Teens to Stop Cellphone Use While Driving? Survey Says, Show Them The Money

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Teens who admit to texting while driving may be convinced to reduce risky cellphone use behind the wheel when presented with financial incentives such as auto-insurance apps that monitor driving behavior, according to a new survey conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). However, while more than 90 percent of teens surveyed said they were willing to give up sending or reading text messages, almost half indicated that they would want to retain some control over phone functions such as music and navigation.

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23-Apr-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693142

Start of Work for the World's Largest Electric Truck

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April. In cooperation with industry partners, the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, the NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs and Empa have developed the environmentally friendly truck.

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20-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693167

How Are Airplanes Inspected for Safety? Iowa State Experts in Nondestructive Evaluation Have Answers

Iowa State University

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19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693149

Smartphone App Successfully Promotes Child Car Seat Safety

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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19-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693052

Police Cars Nearly Twice as Likely to Crash While Responding to Emergencies

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa shows the importance of drivers pulling over for police cars en route to emergencies. The study finds that police cars are nearly twice as likely to be involved in a traffic accident when they’re in emergency mode than when they are not.

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18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693017

Battery’s Hidden Layer Revealed

Argonne National Laboratory

An international team led by Argonne National Laboratory makes breakthrough in understanding the chemistry of the microscopically thin layer that forms between the liquid electrolyte and solid electrode in lithium-ion batteries. The results are being used in improving the layer and better predicting battery lifetime.

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17-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692975

China Is Opening Up Its Car Market. Here’s Why

Cornell University

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17-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692535

Civil Engineering Students Awarded Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

California State University, Fullerton

Many highways and railways are built near natural or manmade slopes or on top of soil conditions, which during an earthquake or rain-induced landslide, could cause major damage to roads and tracks.

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16-Apr-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692868

NSF Award Powers New Technology for Electric Vehicles

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Yue Zhao, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Program to support his research on silicon carbide motor drives.

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16-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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