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Newswise: Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death? We Know Less Than You Think

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Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death? We Know Less Than You Think

Florida Atlantic University

How risky is travel in the U.S.? It gets tricky. Despite a lot of research on the dangers of traffic injury and death, there’s a lack of clarity on the role of the built environment (roadway designs and adjoining development) and its risk effects. Before we can know how risky a given built environment is, we have to know how many people are traveling there, and in many cases, for pedestrians and cyclists, this data is not available.

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15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Fishing for Answers: Researchers Develop Tool to Incorporate Social, Cultural Concerns in Resource Management

Article ID: 720726

Fishing for Answers: Researchers Develop Tool to Incorporate Social, Cultural Concerns in Resource Management

Florida State University

Okamoto and a group of biologists, mathematicians, social scientists, resource managers and representatives of indigenous cultures have created tools that look at the social and cultural costs and benefits of different management strategies used to protect and recover fisheries.

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14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Chipping Away at How Ice Forms Could Keep Windshields, Power Lines Ice-Free
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    27-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

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Chipping Away at How Ice Forms Could Keep Windshields, Power Lines Ice-Free

American Chemical Society (ACS)

How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn’t fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various surfaces still aren’t well understood, but researchers today will explain their finding that the arrangements that surface atoms impose on water molecules are the key.

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20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows
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    20-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT

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City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows

University of Vermont

New research shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than before their visit—and that their elevated mood lasts for up to four hours. The effect is so strong that it’s equivalent to the mood spike on Christmas, the happiest day each year on Twitter. With increasing urbanization and mood disorders, this research may have powerful implications for public health and urban planning.

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15-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 716147

Informatics researchers leading the way in developing ‘smart city’ floodwater management

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professors Eck Doerry and Ben Ruddell are collaborating with water engineers in the city of Phoenix and Flagstaff for a pilot program that uses traffic cameras and crowd-sourced data to track and predict flooding during monsoon season.

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22-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 715978

Developing techniques to repair, construct bridges, roadways

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center.

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17-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715548

UNH Research Finds Thicker Pavement is More Cost Effective Down the Road

University of New Hampshire

As the summer months heat up, so will the asphalt and other materials used to make roads. Pavements, which are vulnerable to increased temperatures and excessive flooding due to sea level rise, can crack and crumble. Climate change can be a major contributor and as greenhouse gas emissions continue, which scientists say have caused an increase in global temperatures since the mid-20th century, these issues are projected to accelerate. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire say because of this one of the best ways to extend the life cycle of roads, and keep future costs down, is to increase the thickness of asphalt on certain roads.

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10-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 713894

It’s Alive! UNH Researchers Create Innovative “Living” Bridge

University of New Hampshire

Engineers at the University of New Hampshire have designed a unique living laboratory on a heavily traveled iconic bridge which could change the way infrastructure is viewed. The Memorial Bridge, which links Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Kittery, Maine, has been outfitted with data sensors that have transformed it into a self-diagnosing, self-reporting “smart” bridge that captures a range of information from the health of the span to the environment around it.

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4-Jun-2019 9:40 AM EDT

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