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.
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) shows that we'd have fewer traffic jams if we stopped tailgating.
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.
New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.
A printing process uses natural forces to grow an inexpensive catalyst to replace platinum to lower the cost of hydrogen-powered cars.
The world is entering 'a technology-driven Age of Optimization' bringing about more sustainable production, consumption and work in many manifestations and at every scale, say international experts meeting in Kuala Lumpur for the 8th Global Innovation Summit, focused this year on environmental sustainability.
Turning pollution into fuel: A new MIT method could be used to transform greenhouse gases into useful fuels and chemicals, right at the power plant.
A solid median, wide shoulders, minimal hills -- and a high speed limit? Brigham Young University researchers explore freeway features that minimize crash risk.
In motors, generators and similar electric machines, the electrical current that powers them generates magnetic fields that magnetize some of the metallic components. Choosing the right magnetic material is crucial for designing efficient machines, so researchers analyzed the existing system for characterizing soft magnetic materials. To identify a better system, they looked at several factors that can affect the uncertainty inherent in the measurement of magnetic properties. Their results are in this week's AIP Advances.
Soft magnetic core engineering plays a key role in high-efficiency electric motors, but for higher-frequency applications, soft magnetic composites are also promising. Each stage of motor construction affects the material's microstructure, and understanding the details of the microstructure is paramount to reaching higher efficiency for electrical motors. In this week's AIP Advances, researchers created an advanced characterization method to closely examine microscale structural characteristics and changes during manufacturing processes using electron backscatter diffraction.