Gauging the risk of fraud from social media
Are there indicators of whether people present an increased risk of fraudulent behaviour? This is a question that fascinates Dr Maurice van Keulen, a researcher at the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics ...
A new trophallactic strategy for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles flying in formation
The autonomous flying of multiple UAVs in formation is an important research area in the aerospace field. Professor Duan Haibin and his group members (Luo Qinan and YU Yaxiang) from the Science and Technology ...
High-mileage hybrids have huge payoff
Modern electric hybrid vehicles have been sold in the United States for more than a decade. Honda's two-door Insight hit the U.S. market in 1999, and Toyota marketed its first hybrid four-door sedan, the Prius, in 2000. Many ...
Networked cars make traffic safer and more efficient
Vehicles and infrastructures exchanging information with one another and notifying drivers about dangers and traffic situations make traffic safer and more efficient. This has been proven by one of the biggest ...
Has motorization in the US reached its peak?
(Phys.org) —Fewer light vehicles are on America's roads today than five years ago, thanks possibly to increases in telecommuting and public transportation, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Juiced roads: Volvo explores electric power for trucks, buses
World's largest all-solar-powered boat shines in NYC
The world's largest fully solar-powered boat, "Turanor PlanetSolar," docked in New York on Tuesday during a mission to study the effects of climate change on the Gulf Stream current.
Tesla to demo quick-swap electric car batteries
Tesla Motors said Thursday it would demonstrate a way to quickly recharge electric cars by swapping drained batteries for fresh power cells.
Researchers drive towards cheaper fuel cells for electric cars
A million electric cars could be on roads across North America before the end of the decade with the help of research by the United States Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Waterloo.
Researchers provide first-ever academic study of journalists' and private citizens' use of drones
(Phys.org) —Newly published research from a University of Texas at Arlington communication team offers a groundbreaking perspective on the controversial use of unmanned aerial vehicles in journalism and ...
Use of drones raises questions
Drones – UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles – are not exactly ubiquitous yet. But that future may not be far away.
New EU cars will dial for help in case of a crash
The EU wants all new passenger cars fitted out by October 2015 with a life-saving automatic dial-up system so emergency workers can speed to the site of a crash as swiftly as possible.
Alternative-fuel cars are no carbon cure-all
(Phys.org) —Making cars more fuel-efficient is great for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather than promoting sales of electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, policymakers should turn their ...
'Popcorn' particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings t ...