Self-inflating bike tires campaign for dollars
Japan demo shows electricity entering EV through tires
Goodyear introduces tire concepts at Geneva motor show
Israeli inventor has backers for cardboard bicycle
Colombia transforms old tires into green housing
The highlands around the Colombian capital are scattered with small buildings that look like out-of-place igloos but are in fact innovative houses made from the tires that litter the country's roads.
Wireless tire pressure monitoring systems in cars may compromise privacy, pose security threat
New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warn researchers at Rutgers University.
Strike a yoga pose to strike down stress
When hyperventilating sometimes seems the only option to stress, Petri Brill has a healthier suggestion: yoga.
On the road to 'sweet' tires made with a more sustainable process
Motorists will be driving on the world's first "green" tires within the next five years, scientists predicted here today, thanks to a revolutionary new technology that produces a key tire ingredient from renewable ...
Putting old tires to new use in transportation projects
Civil engineers at Purdue University helped the Indiana Department of Transportation save more than $1 million over the past two years by using shredded tires as a new low-cost material in construction projects.
New angle on gecko research: Scientists discover trigger that deploys geckos' amazing grip
Geckos are very adept at climbing through difficult terrain using an intricate adhesive system. Until now it has not been known when and how they switch on their unique system of traction.
Historic blaze fueled a boom in tire recycling, advances in fire monitoring
An historic tire fire 30 years ago that blazed on for nine months in the northwest Virginia Appalachians, releasing giant plumes of toxic smoke, sparked a recycling revolution and advances in fire-monitoring methods. The ...
Green tires: Where the rubber meets the road
Most of us don't think about tires much until we either get a flat or they wear out, and then the bite of up to $1,000 or more for all four corners sure gets our attention. Most of all, we don't think of tires as having anything ...
Researchers use plant oils for novel bio-based plastics
Washington State University researchers have developed a new way to use plant oils like olive and linseed oil to create polyurethane, a plastic material used in everything from foam insulation panels to tires, ...
How studded winter tires may damage public health, as well as pavement
Scientists are reporting new evidence on how studded tires wintertime fixtures in some areas but banned in others for causing damage to pavement may also damage the health of motorists and people living near ...