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Education is key to climate adaptation

Given that some climate change is already unavoidable—as just confirmed by the new IPCC report—investing in empowerment through universal education should be…

A reactive human model increases traffic safety and helps crash test dummies do their job

Research partners in this undertaking are the Graz University of Technology and industrial partners such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen. This…

Advanced warning systems increase safety at intersections, study shows

A major factor making driving difficult is hazards that are sudden and hard to predict. Roadside and in-vehicle display warning systems may help drivers handle…

Alcohol's role in traffic deaths vastly underreported: Study

Between 1999 and 2009, more than 450,000 Americans were killed in a traffic crashes. But in cases where alcohol was involved, death certificates frequently…

Urbanization exposes French cities to greater seismic risk

“Considering that the seismic hazard is stable in time, we observe that the seismic risk comes from the rapid development of urbanization, which places at the…

Steering Safety: Research Looks at Factors in Truck-Related Fatalities and Injuries to Reduce Accidents

Sunanda Dissanayake, associate professor of civil engineering, and Siddhartha Kotikalapudi, master's student in civil engineering, India, are looking at five…

Climate Change Analysis Predicts Increased Fatalities from Heat Waves

An analysis led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calculated that the city of Chicago could experience between 166 and…

Why wind turbines can mean death for bats

Ninety percent of the bats they examined after death showed signs of internal hemorrhaging consistent with trauma from the sudden drop in air pressure (a…