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How Safe Is That Driver Next to You? A Trucker’s Poor Health Could Increase Crash Risk

As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, “How safe is that driver next to me?” If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Expert on the Ethics That Drive Decisions by Autonomous Vehicles

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Expert on the Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles Available for Comment on Stories, Including Those About Self-Driving Car Startup Waymo

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WVU Researcher Develops Methodology to Merge Operations of World’s Largest Airline Group

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Thanks to West Virginia University Teaching Assistant Professor Pete Gall, the problem of pilot integration when airlines merge may be coming to an end for the world’s largest airline group.

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Anything to Declare?

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Scientists at Fermilab and CERN considered many options for delivering fragile components of the CMS detector to Geneva. Their answer? Buy a seat for the component on a commercial airline.

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Tool Helps Cities to Plan Electric Bus Routes, and Calculate the Benefits

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Researchers have developed a new tool for cities to optimize electric bus systems, which has now been used in Sweden’s first wireless charging bus system, launched in December.

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Police Sobriety Checkpoints Can Reduce Drunk Driving Better Than Increased Penalties

Driving while impaired (DWI) causes more than 10,000 deaths per year in the United States. Although enforcing criminal sanctions for DWI is the traditional response, the success of these measures has been inconsistent. This study looked at risk perceptions as a method of reducing the frequency of DWI - in other words, whether the threat of being apprehended for DWI can deter people from engaging in this behavior.

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Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests.

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Voters Pass Active Transportation Ballots in Big Move Forward

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Raise your hand if you want children to be more active! What about the opportunity to access safer sidewalks and cycle paths so they can ride or walk to school? Americans in cities across the country all raised their hands this last election cycle to vote for change within their communities, giving their citizens the right to enjoy their city on foot, bicycle, skates, or any mode of active transportation they choose.

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The Electrochemical Society with Toyota North America 2017-2018 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for Projects in Green Energy Technology

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ECS, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.

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Ceramic Matrix Composites Take Flight in LEAP Jet Engine

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A quarter-century ago, the Department of Energy began a program, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to support U.S. development of ceramic matrix composites. In 2016 a new aircraft engine became the first widely deployed CMC-containing product.

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New Study Estimates Frequency of Flight-Disrupting Volcanic Eruptions

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Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds across Northern Europe might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their frequency

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Study: While Painful, Surge Pricing Is Still a Good Deal

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New research from Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School shows price hikes in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft during peak use times, such as New Year’s Eve, can actually benefit both drivers and consumers.

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Here's Why You Don't Feel Jet-Lagged When You Run a Fever

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A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals -- sleep/wake cycles, most notably. Now, Johns Hopkins scientists report direct evidence in mice for how those cell clusters control sleep and relay light cues about night and day throughout the body.

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New Crew-Scheduling Approach Could Cut Air Travel Delays, Save Airlines Millions

A study based on massive amounts of data offers a new way to forecast flight late arrivals and departures and to schedule crews based on expected needs during holiday and other seasonal travel. The new approach could help to cut delays that both frustrate passengers and cost the airlines large sums.

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Poll: Some Parents Forgo Car Seats, Other Safety Measures While Traveling

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But what some parents may not plan for ahead of vacation: accidental poisoning risks, gun safety and Uber rides.

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Gonzaga Engineering Students’ Research Helps Advance Cars of Future

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The future is now for a dozen Gonzaga University senior engineering students who are gaining hands-on research experience with “connected vehicles.” The technology is expected to form a high-tech communication infrastructure that will enhance traffic safety and improve the effectiveness of driverless cars.

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FAU to Receive Millions from U.S. Department of Transportation to Improve Florida’s and the Nation’s Mobility of People and Goods

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Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, the nation’s transportation systems are growing rapidly and present a number of challenges related to safety as well as sustainability. FAU will receive $1.4 million per year from the United States Department of Transportation, for five years, for its Freight Mobility Research Institute, housed within FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

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Holiday Safety Tips from Stony Brook Experts to Ensure the Season Stays Merry and Bright

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The hustle and bustle that comes with the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ can unfortunately lead many to disregard of important safety precautions.







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