Sunday 15-Dec-2019

Recent Research

A Peek into the Battery Technology Pipeline


With its deep expertise in materials research, materials design, and energy storage technologies, Berkeley Lab is working on better battery alternatives. Gerbrand Ceder, a battery researcher in the Materials Science Division, details four battery echnologies being studied by Berkeley Lab scientists that could make a big difference in the future.

–Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory|2019-12-11

Veho Institute launches, establishes center at Cornell Tech

Cornell Engineering has launched the Veho Institute for vehicle intelligence, formally partnering Cornell with Italian universities and luxury automakers as well as establishing a new academic center at Cornell Tech.

–Cornell University|2019-12-10

Second act: Used electric vehicle batteries charge up the grid


Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs to store electricity for home use and are scaling up the technology to a large, power grid-level project.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2019-12-06

University of Kentucky Grant Seeks to Turn Coal Into Carbon Fiber


UK's Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has received a $1.8 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to transform coal tar pitch into high-value carbon fiber for use in aircraft, automobiles, sporting goods and other high-performance materials.

–University of Kentucky|2019-12-05

Car batteries can be frozen for safer transportation


Currently damaged and defective lithium ion car batteries are hard to transport as legislation dictates they have to be placed within an explosion proof box which costs thousands of pounds to be transported.

–University of Warwick|2019-12-02

By cutting workforce, Audi bets on new trends, upscale customers

–Cornell University|2019-11-27

Cornell research drives NYSEG electric car charging pilot

NYSEG, in collaboration with Eilyan Bitar, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, is piloting a new approach to coordinate electric vehicle power use by encouraging owners to delay charging times in exchange for lower prices.

–Cornell University|2019-11-26

Should Santa deliver by drone?


Santa has always run a one-sleigh operation, but a new analysis could help him speed deliveries and save energy, if he ever decided to add a drone to his route.

–Los Alamos National Laboratory|2019-11-26

Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings

Cornell researchers have made a new discovery about how seemingly minor aspects of the internal structure of bone can be strengthened to withstand repeated wear and tear, a finding that could help treat patients suffering from osteoporosis. It could also lead to the creation of more durable, lightweight materials for the aerospace industry.

–Cornell University|2019-11-21

New Argonne model helps decision makers predict and plan for the future of electrified transportation


Argonne researchers have developed a large-scale computational model that helps decision makers allocate investment in electrified transportation infrastructure and serve consumers interested in owning electric vehicles.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-11-18

Multi-disciplinary Argonne team puts brakes on vehicle hacking


Will hackers target your car with ransomware? Argonne’s cybersecurity experts gauge the risk of cyberattacks on vehicles.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-11-15

Replica of first Riley car will be back on the road with help from WMG


In a bid to get the first Riley car recreated and back on the roads of Coventry for City of Culture 2021, WMG, at the University of Warwick, are helping with sponsorship to construct a replica engine which will complete a working replica of Percy's Riley 1898 Voiturette.

–University of Warwick|2019-11-07

The beautiful music of robotics and AI


How do you integrate ethics, policy, and practicality into the design of revolutionary robotics and artificial intelligence systems? Researchers Kagan Tumer and Tom Dietterich are collaborating to find out as they help lead the Oregon State Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute.

–Oregon State University, College of Engineering|2019-11-07

Shedding new light on the charging of lithium-ion batteries


Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a photo-excitation process that speeds up the charging of lithium-ion batteries. If commercialized, such technology could be a game changer for electric vehicles.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-10-31

Houston Methodist researchers test-drive Lamborghini’s carbon fiber materials in space


Houston Methodist researchers are studying Italian sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini’s carbon fiber materials in space.

–Houston Methodist|2019-10-24

Driverless Cars Could Lead to More Traffic Congestion

New research has predicted that driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers’ attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides.

–University of Adelaide|2019-10-23

Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation


MIT researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects.

–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)|2019-10-22

Too many Americans admit to driving while drowsy


New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine highlight the prevalence of drowsy driving. To help drivers stay awake at the wheel, the AASM offers tips for National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Nov. 3-10.

–American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)|2019-10-22

GM, UAW deal: Ford, Fiat Chrysler are up next

–Cornell University|2019-10-16

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


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.

–Florida Atlantic University|2019-10-15

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