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Volvo designed a reflective spraypaint to make cycling safer at night

Volvo is turning its attention to two-wheeled safety, for the moment. The Swedish car manufacturer and UK design firm Grey London have partnered withAlbedo100 to create a reflective ...

19 hours ago from The Verge

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Engineering students use sound waves to put out fires

Two engineering students at George Mason University have found a way to use sound waves to quash fires and have built a type of extinguisher using what they have learned that they hope will ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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DARPA seeks new positioning, navigation, timing solutions

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), writing about GPS, said: "The military relies heavily on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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For drivers with telescopic lenses, driving experience and training affect road test results

For people with low vision who need bioptic telescopic glasses to drive, previous driving experience and the need for more training hours are the main factors affecting performance on driver's ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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High-Tech Motorbike Helmet's Goal: Improve Road Safety

In cities with heavily congested traffic, people can get around much faster on a motorcycle than in a car. But a rider who is not sure of his route may have to stop to look at the map or consult ...

14 hours ago from Voice of America

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New tech from Ford keeps you from speeding if you want it to

While there certainly are drivers who knowingly exceed the speed limit, many others aren't even aware that they're doing so. Given that using cruise control isn't all that practical when driving ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Tallest building in Europe planned for ... a small Alpine village?

Californian firm Morphosis (headed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Thom Mayne) has revealed plans for a slim mirrored skyscraper that if it goes ahead will be the tallest building ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Predicting pesticide loads more accurately

The EU wants to further improve the authorization process for plant protection products. The different national procedures for this are supposed to be further harmonized. Fraunhofer researchers ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Google patent focuses on pedestrian protection in vehicle impact

Accidents happen. Motorized vehicles may collide with other vehicles or people. Conventional bumpers may protect the car against damage in the event of a collision but are not so kind to pedestrians. ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Russian Oligarch: Let's Build a Superhighway From Russia to the US

Route 66. The Autobahn. The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development? The head of Russia's railway system has proposed a superhighway through Siberia across the Bering Strait that would link Europe with ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Gizmodo

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