Facebook eyes $1bn deal for GPS app Waze
Facebook is in talks on a potential $1 billion deal to buy the Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Optimized by Evolution, Ants Don't Have Traffic Jams
Biophysicists unravel cellular 'traffic jams' in active transport
UMass Amherst biophysicists, using a unique microscope, have improved upon earlier studies that used too-simple models not able to account for the densely crowded, dynamic conditions of a active transport ...
Head-on collisions between DNA-code reading machineries accelerate gene evolution
Bacteria appear to speed up their evolution by positioning specific genes along the route of expected traffic jams in DNA encoding. Certain genes are in prime collision paths for the moving molecular machineries ...
Study provides first direct evidence of heat-trapping effects of wildfire smoke particles
(Phys.org)—When the Fourmile Canyon Fire erupted west of Boulder in 2010, smoke from the wildfire poured into parts of the city including a site housing scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder's Cooperative Institute ...
Robot car to cut jams & prangs
Robotic car technology being developed at Oxford University that interprets its surroundings and makes decisions about where to go could eliminate the agony and cost of traffic jams.
Simulated skiers reveal mountain traffic jams
Millions of skiers and snowboarders escape to the mountains every winter, but some everyday stresses -- like traffic jams -- are unavoidable even on the slopes. In plenty of time to prepare for next season, ...
Electric cars take off in Norway
They speed past gas guzzlers in traffic, ignore congestion charges and get city centre parking for free. In a country whose wealth is fuelled by oil, Oslo has become the world capital of the electric car.
IBM driver tool predicts traffic jams
IBM is testing smartphone software designed to predict traffic jams and warn motorists before they even take to the roads.
Korean researchers combine algorithm with wireless communication to reduce traffic jams
Are Magnetically Levitating 'Sky Pods' the Future of Travel?
Study sheds light on how cells transport materials along crowded intercellular 'highways'
The interior of an animal cell is like a small city, with factories—called organelles—dedicated to manufacturing, energy production, waste processing, and other life functions. A network of intercellular "highways," called ...
Of traffic jams, beach sands and the zero-temperature jamming transition
Researchers in condensed matter physics at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have created an experimental and computer model to study how jamming, the physical process in which collections of particles ...
Copenhagen plans super highways ... for bikes
Copenhagen, one of the world's most bicycle-friendly cities, has begun turning its extensive network of cycle paths into bike highways in an effort to push more commuters to leave their cars at home.