News tagged with road traffic

Drafting without drivers

Fewer accidents, less fuel consumption, and fewer traffic jams: Autonomous, computer-controlled vehicles have many advantages in road traffic. In particular, if many cars join to form long convoys. On May ...

May 11, 2011
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Traffic noise increases the risk of having a stroke

Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over, according to a study published online today (Wednesday 26 January) in the European Heart Journal.

Jan 26, 2011
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Lack of evidence for motorcycle rider training

The George Institute for Global Health has revealed a startling lack of evidence of whether pre- and post-licence training is effective in reducing death and serious injury for motorcycle riders.

Dec 13, 2010
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Living under a flight path increases heart attack risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research in Switzerland suggests the risk of dying from a heart attack is greater for people exposed to the noise of aircraft flying overhead. The study included data on 4.6 million adults ...

Oct 12, 2010 report
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Tracking down rust

(PhysOrg.com) -- Damage to concrete bridges caused by rust can have fatal consequences, at worst leading to a total collapse. Now, researchers have developed an early-warning system for rust. Sensor-transponders ...

Apr 05, 2010
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