A new technique developed by researchers at Technische Universität München, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and RWTH Aachen University, published in Elsevier's Materials Today, provides a unique insight into how the charging rate of lithium ion batteries can be a factor limiting their lifetime and safety.
Ten-week-old babies can learn from practicing walking months before they begin walking themselves. Researchers gave the infants experience at 'reflex walking' which is a primitive instinct in babies which disappears around 12 weeks of age. Results show that brain activity is associated with the perception of walking even at such a young age.
Older Canadians on the Move is a new expert panel report by the Council of Canadian Academies. The report addresses key obstacles faced by today's older travelers and explores innovative and technological solutions for adapting Canada's transportation system to meet future needs.
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the City of Austin have developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects in raw traffic camera footage and characterize how those objects move and interact. This information can then be analyzed and queried by traffic engineers and officials to improve the safety and performance of the city's transportation network. The work will be presented at the IEEE Big Data conference this week.
On nights illuminated by a full moon, fatal motorcycle accidents increased by 5 percent compared to nights without a full moon. On evenings when the supermoon decorated the sky, this increased to 32 percent.
Transportation and water infrastructure funding and finance in the United States are not nearly as dire as some believe, but a national consensus on infrastructure priorities, accompanied by targeted spending and selected policy changes, is needed, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Low-emission vehicles are considered too quiet for hearing-impaired pedestrians, so the European Union is mandating that they be equipped with acoustic vehicle alerting systems. With these alert systems would come a marked increase in the amount of noise on the roads across Europe. During the 174th ASA Meeting, Dec. 4-8, 2017, in New Orleans, researchers will present their work assessing the effectiveness of acoustic vehicle alerting systems and their downsides.
More than 70 percent of senior drivers experience muscle and bone conditions that impact their driving. Inexpensive features like steering wheel covers help lessen the impact of these conditions, yet 90 percent of senior drivers do not make simple adjustments to their vehicle that can reduce crash risk. Crash prevention is critical since drivers 65+ are more than twice as likely as younger drivers to be killed when involved in a crash due to fragility.
The practice of packing tightly at traffic lights is widely accepted. Thanks to new research by Virginia Tech, drivers now have a good reason to dismiss this faulty line of roadway intuition.
The exploitation of people for forced labor and marriage affects over 40 million worldwide, with every nation implicated in a human rights violation now termed 'modern slavery.' PLOS Medicine announces the publication of a new Collection, 'Human Trafficking, Exploitation and Health,' on Nov. 22, 2017, to examine this global crisis.