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Thursday 21-Mar-2019

Recent Research

New Paper Explores Why We Should Train Drivers Using Cars with Autonomous Features

A new paper published in the Journal of Cognitive Engineering questions whether drivers of cars with autonomous features should receive training before getting behind the wheel, much like pilots do with autopilot systems.

–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2019-03-15

Cause of Cathode Degradation Identified for Nickel-rich Materials

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A team of scientists including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have identified the causes of degradation in a cathode material for lithium-ion batteries, as well as possible remedies. Their findings, published on Mar. 7 in Advanced Functional Materials, could lead to the development of more affordable and better performing batteries for electric vehicles.

–Brookhaven National Laboratory|2019-03-15

Argonne and Convergent Science join forces for better engines

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new software model that can help analyze the dynamics in the cylinders of spark-ignition engines during operation.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-03-01

IPO to bolster Lyft’s position, provide exit path for investors

–Cornell University|2019-02-25

High-powered fuel cell boosts electric-powered submersibles, drones

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A team of engineers in the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed a high-powered fuel cell that operates at double the voltage of today’s commercial fuel cells. It could power underwater vehicles, drones and eventually electric aircraft at a significantly lower cost.

–Washington University in St. Louis|2019-02-25

More Flexible Nanomaterials Can Make Fuel Cell Cars Cheaper

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A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper, finds a new Johns Hopkins study.

–Johns Hopkins University|2019-02-21

Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to manufacture compounds used in medicines

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Scientists at Scripps Research, inspired by electric car batteries, have developed a battery-like system that allows them to make potential advancements for the manufacturing of medicines.

–Scripps Research Institute|2019-02-21

How does car ownership affect income opportunity?

–Arizona State University (ASU)|2019-02-18

The Secret Life of Batteries

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Understanding how batteries work is the key to creating the next generation of faster-charing devices. New research from the University of Delaware used X-rays to get a micron-scale movie of how lithium distributes within the electrode while lithium-ion batteries are running.

–University of Delaware|2019-02-18

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 18, 2019

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ORNL neutrons investigate novel carbon capture crystals; gleaning valuable Twitter data to quickly map power outages; ORNL’s lightweight, heat-shielding graphite foam test yields positive results in fusion reactors; open source software scales up analysis of motor designs to run on supercomputers

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2019-02-18

Risk Analysis Releases Special Issue on the Social Science of Automated Driving

Risk Analysis, An International Journal has published a special issue, “Social Science of Automated Driving,” which features several articles examining the human side of automated driving, focusing on questions about morality, the role of feeling, trust and risk perceptions.

–Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)|2019-02-08

New tools in transportation

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A new version of the AFLEET Tool from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory calculates and compares the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies. Covering 18 fuel/vehicle technologies, AFLEET Online offers an easy-to-use web-based platform.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-02-01

Stronger, lighter, greener

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A new award-winning magnet technology invented at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory could help drive the nation’s transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric and hybrid power more rapidly, at lower cost, and in a more environmentally friendly way.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-01-18

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Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and highway safety officers.

–Purdue University|2019-01-16

Keeping Roads in Good Shape Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Rutgers-led study finds

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Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a Rutgers-led study.

–Rutgers University-New Brunswick|2019-01-15

Surge Pricing Can Be Counterproductive, According to GW Economist

–George Washington University|2019-01-10

2D materials may enable electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell phones and computers.Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter.

–University of Illinois at Chicago|2019-01-10

Study Shows Single Atoms Can Make More Efficient Catalysts

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Scientists have their first direct, detailed look at how a single atom catalyzes a chemical reaction. The reaction is the same one that strips poisonous carbon monoxide out of car exhaust, and individual atoms of iridium did the job up to 25 times more efficiently than the iridium nanoparticles containing 50 to 100 atoms that are used today.

–SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory|2019-01-07

Best of 2018: Auto industry expert analyzes GM layoffs and plant closings

Expert quoted in NBC news

– Newswise|2018-12-31

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