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Want safe travels? Find freeways with these features

New BYU research commissioned by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows a number of highway features that make accidents less likely. Among them are some that are intuitive: minimal hills and curves, paved right ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Other
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Expert discusses drones, warfare and the media

Drones have become a common part of warfare—but their use remains a subject of public contention. Lisa Parks, a professor in MIT's program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and director of its Global Media Technologies ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Other
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Objectively measuring how clean our cities are

EPFL researchers have come up with a fact-based system to measure urban cleanliness. Municipal authorities will now be able to draw on objective assessments when planning their street cleaning – a sector with multi-million-franc ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Computer Sciences
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Renaissance of the iron-air battery

Iron-air batteries promise a higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries. Their main constituent, iron, is an abundant and cheap material. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich are pursuing research into ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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