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How to alert drivers to fatigue

Frank Black is a professional truck driver, having clocked up nearly three decades travelling the breadth of Australia. But every time he gets into his cab, Black thinks about driver fatigue; over the years ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Engineering
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Alarming old and young drivers

An in-car alarm that sounds when sensors on the vehicle detect an imminent crash could cut crash rates from 1 in 5 to 1 in 10 for drivers over the of 60 suffering tiredness on long journeys, according to a study published ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Other
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How long do insects last?

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shown that although insects are made from one of the toughest natural materials, their legs and wings can wear out over time. The findings have been just published in the Journal of ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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New fatigue model leads to more durable ships

Heikki Remes at the Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Applied Mechanics, has developed a model making it possible to determine how fatigue sets in with various welded steel materials. ...

dateApr 23, 2013 in Engineering
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