More traffic deaths in wake of 9/11
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many Americans started driving more due to a fear of flying – and lost their lives in traffic accidents. But why did this happen more frequently in some states ...
Extending range of electric vehicles by 10 percent with GPS-like device
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside believe they can extend the range of electric vehicles by at least 10 percent by taking into account real-time traffic information, road type and grade and passenger ...
'Driverless driving' envisioned for Japan in early 2020s
In just 10 years or so, Japanese motorists may be traveling around comfortably, free from traffic jams and accidents, in a vehicle that drives itself.
Australian cycling boom a myth
(Phys.org) -- There has been a decline in the per capita level of cycling in Australia, with population growth three times that of recent increases in cycling trips, according to research by University of Sydney Professor ...
Beijing to get rid of 1,200 polluting enterprises
Authorities in Beijing said Wednesday they plan to get rid of 1,200 high-polluting enterprises by 2015 to improve air quality in the Chinese capital, one of the world's most polluted cities.
Honda develops technology to detect the potential for traffic congestion
Honda Motor announced the development of the worlds first technology to detect the potential for traffic congestion and determine whether the driving pattern of the vehicle is likely to create traffic ...
Kinder Houston Area Survey reveals more Houstonians support mass transit
One of America's most automobile-dependent large cities may be heading into a new era, according to the 31st annual Kinder Houston Area Survey conducted by Rice University. Among the findings in this year's survey: Houstonians ...
Pasta-shaped radio waves beamed across Venice
A group of Italian and Swedish researchers appears to have solved the problem of radio congestion by cleverly twisting radio waves into the shape of fusilli pasta, allowing a potentially infinite number of channels to be ...
Using real-time road traffic data to evaluate congestion
A new project has shown that by using existing sources of information about traffic flow it is possible to create a minute-by-minute image of congestion in cities.
Study finds congestion pricing works best when partnered with land-use planning
What does it take to convince motorists to drive less -- and thereby reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions?
Diabetes becomes a disease of the young
Some people say aiming to look sleek in your swimsuit or wedding duds is the biggest motivator for losing weight. But Mike Durbin's incentive for dropping pounds beats all.
Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk; holds potential for therapeutic use
Johns Hopkins scientists and their colleagues paired laboratory and epidemiologic data to find that men using the cardiac drug, digoxin, had a 24 percent lower risk for prostate cancer. The scientists say further research ...
Tiny heart pump helps heart attack, heart failure patients
In 2008, physicians at the West Virginia University Heart Institute became the first in the state to use the Impella left ventricular assist device. Now, they are among the first in the nation to use it in ...
New study adds weight to diabetes drug link to heart problems
A new study published in the British Medical Journal today adds to mounting evidence that rosiglitazone - a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes - is associated with an increased risk of major heart problems.