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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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Article ID: 697603

Study: Air Pollution Negatively Associated with U.S. National Park Visitation

Iowa State University

Poor air quality may influence how many visitors travel to U.S. national parks, according to a new study. The researchers matched air pollution data to monthly park visitation statistics at 33 of the most heavily visited national parks and found that visitation responds most to ozone during months with poor air quality.

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18-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697573

Feeding Plants to This Algae Could Fuel Your Car

Los Alamos National Laboratory

The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity, useful for boosting the algae’s potential value as a biofuel.

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17-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697434

Emergency Injuries Soar as Scooter Riders Take Over Sidewalks

Cedars-Sinai

Motorized scooters are making quite the splash in pedestrian-heavy cities from Santa Monica, California, to Washington, D.C. They’re ubiquitous, inexpensive to rent, easy to unload and fun.They’re also dangerous, leaving behind a trail of injured riders and pedestrians, according to a Cedars-Sinai emergency physician.

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Article ID: 697139

New Research Finds About Half of Parents Use Cell Phones While Driving with Young Children in the Car

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A new study from a team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that in the previous three months, about half of parents talked on a cell phone while driving when their children between the ages of 4 and 10 were in the car, while one in three read text messages and one in seven used social media.

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697136

Majority of Drivers Don’t Believe Texting While Driving is Dangerous

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

People who text while driving are six times more likely to be involved in a car crash. To combat this problem, more and more states are adopting driving laws that require people to use hands-free devices in the car. Yet a new study shows that many drivers are still willing to take the risk, as ‘fear of missing out’ and separation anxiety keep them from abiding by the law. The study, published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal, reveals that many drivers don’t perceive texting and driving to be dangerous in certain driving scenarios.

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697040

Formula Quantifies Fatal Hazards To Kids Left In Hot Cars

Texas A&M University

A mathematical model developed by Robert Brown, Texas A&M professor of landscape architecture, was used in a highly publicized study quantifying the time it takes for young children to become dangerously hot when they are accidentally left in the back seat of a sweltering car.

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5-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696806

Heavy-Duty Emissions Must Be Eliminated to Halt Climate Change, UCI-Led Review Shows

University of California, Irvine

To halt climate change in this century, heavy-duty infrastructure undergirding the world’s major economies must be redesigned – starting now – to ensure no increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. According to a UCI-led review due out Friday in the journal Science, that includes long-haul shipping, airline travel, cement and steel production, and a smoothly operating power grid.

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28-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696682

Larson Transportation Institute Brings Big Win to Penn State and Mid-Atlantic Universities with USDOT Grant Award

Penn State College of Engineering

Improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure will be the primary focus of a multi-university transportation research program led by Penn State, as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) 2017 Region 3 University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program.

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26-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696688

CU Boulder Experts Available to Discuss SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling

University of Colorado Boulder

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26-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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