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Organic traffic lights

Controlling road traffic in congested areas is difficult to say the least, a point to which any drive-time urban commuter might testify. An organic approach to traffic lights, might help solve the problem and avoid traffic ...

Jun 30, 2009
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MIT takes aim at ‘phantom’ traffic jams

(PhysOrg.com) -- Countless hours are lost in traffic jams every year. Most frustrating of all are those jams with no apparent cause — no accident, no stalled vehicle, no lanes closed for construction.

Jun 09, 2009
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Snow slackers can be found around the world

The streets were strangely quiet as I walked my daughter to school Tuesday morning. Baby stroller traffic jams are the norm in our south London neighborhood, nicknamed the "Nappy Valley" for its prodigious birthrate. But ...

Feb 04, 2009
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Defectors take the car, cooperators go by bus

National economies are driven by the automobile, even during an economic downturn. Every day, hundreds of millions of people take their cars to visit remote places, to commute, and to reach the supermarket.

Feb 03, 2009
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