News tagged with road traffic

Google to test cars without a driver

Google plans to begin testing its new prototype of a self-driving car - which, unlike earlier models, doesn't require a back-up driver - at NASA's Ames Research Center, just a few miles from the tech company's ...

dateSep 16, 2014 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Clamorous city blackbirds

(Phys.org)—Animals have developed a variety of strategies for dealing with increasing noise pollution in their habitats. It is known, for example, that many urban birds sing at a high pitch to differentiate ...

dateJan 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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The flip side of salting winter roads

Swedish scientists have studied models to help road and bridge maintenance engineers work out how much damage salting the roads in winter might cause to steel-reinforced concrete structures.

dateNov 05, 2012 in Engineering
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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.

dateJan 26, 2011 in Health
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Smarter cars are gaining traction (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lives can depend on a vehicle's moment-by-moment traction. New European technology promises to make cars as good as experienced, alert drivers at sensing and adjusting to wet, snowy or icy ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Engineering
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