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July 26, 2016

Study Links Recession Recovery, Increase in Commercial Truck Fatalities

July 11, 2016 — New research findings reveal unexpected health consequences of economic recovery on fatalities involving large, commercial vehicles. Research has shown that when the economy improves, motor vehicle ... read more

E-Wheelchair Should Weigh Less

June 27, 2016 — Whilst the advantages of a wheelchair with auxiliary drive are self-evident, they do not always outweigh the disadvantages. The weight of the construction can pose a physical burden on a certain ... read more

New Technique Improves Accuracy of Computer Vision Technologies

June 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new technique that improves the ability of computer vision technologies to better identify and separate objects in an image, a process called ... read more

Challenger Disaster: How Do Hydrogen Droplets Behave When Hydrogen-Oxygen Aerosol Mixtures Burn?

June 16, 2016 — In the framework of research motivated by the Challenger disaster a team of researchers have pursued all possible mechanisms of igniting explosions of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen mixtures in ... read more

Nanosubs Gain Better Fluorescent Properties for Tracking

June 13, 2016 — Single-molecule nanosubmersibles get enhanced fluorescence for better tracking, report scientists. The vehicles are being developed to carry drugs and other cargo through a ... read more

June 6, 2016 — Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced ... read more

Satellite Communication of the Future

June 1, 2016 — In disasters, rescuers usually communicate via satellite if phone and mobile telecommunication is out. But that has drawbacks: Once the data lines are overloaded, the connection disconnects. In ... read more

Tax on Plug-in Vehicles Is Not Answer to Road-Funding Woes, Study Shows

May 27, 2016 — Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual ... read more

The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

May 25, 2016 — Light doesn't travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding ... read more

Downed World War II Aircraft Missing for 72 Years Located in Pacific Islands

May 25, 2016 — An American aircraft missing since July 1944 was recently located off Palau by effort to combine advanced oceanographic technology with archival research to locate MIAs and military ... read more

Self-Driving Truck Acts Like an Animal

May 25, 2016 — Researchers are finding inspiration in evolution’s biological counterparts in the development of a driverless truck. The first public demonstration of the vehicle will take place on a Dutch ... read more

Truck Turns Its Own Heat Into Power

May 24, 2016 — A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Researchers have a created racing, sliding, and jumping one-fifth-scale, fully autonomous auto-rally cars that runs at the equivalent of 90 mph. The technique uses advanced algorithms to keep the ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Researchers have made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. They discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Researchers have designed a portable autonomous device capable of collecting and assessing bacterial, viral and fungal biodiversity in the air as well as pollen in different urban areas and ... read more

May 13, 2016 — A volcano erupting and spewing ash into the sky can cover nearby areas under a thick coating of ash and can also have consequences for aviation safety. Airline traffic changes due to a recent ... read more

Analysis of Electric Vehicles to Optimize the in And out-of-Car Experience

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has been working to acquire, pool and develop knowledge on various aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles, such as vehicle dynamics, drivability, and noise, vibration ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Scientists at the University of Sheffield have created a computer model of how bees avoid hitting walls -- which could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Surgeons and scientists have demonstrated that supervised, autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery on a live subject (in vivo) in an open surgical setting is feasible and outperforms standard clinical ... read more

Machines Can Learn to Respond to New Situations Like Human Beings Would

Apr. 28, 2016 — How does the image-recognition technology in a self-driving car respond to a blurred shape suddenly appearing on the road? Researchers have shown that machines can learn to respond to unfamiliar ... read more

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