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Thanksgiving Tips, from Airports to Pies

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Google is offering a seasonal collection of data from their Trends and Maps, making use of search statistics from around the country. Many of us contributed, whether we knew it or not. As Google puts it, the data can tell you everything about Turkey Day “From figuring out the best time to leave for grandma’s house to […]

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Automated Vehicle Crash Rates

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Table 1. SHRP 2 NDS Crash Severity Classifications

Self-driving cars are quickly moving from prototype to everyday reality. During this transition, the question that is first and foremost on the mind of the public and policy makers is whether or not self-driving cars are more prone to crashes. This would seem to be an easy question to answer: simply compare current published crash rates with the data on self-driving cars. A deeper look at the available data and collection methodologies, however, reveals that such a simple comparison is problematic.

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Could Snow Defeat Self Driving-Autonomous-Google Cars?

Friday, May 17th, 2013
Could Snow Defeat Self Driving-Autonomous-Google Cars?

Transportation Issues Daily
Why would snow cause serious problems for self-driving cars? The answer is actually pretty obvious once you think about it. You might think the challenge is traction control, but there’s a more basic challenge.

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Great American Infrastructure: Tehachapi Pass, CA: Alta Wind Energy Center

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

This is the twenty-sixth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Alta Wind Energy Center is is a wind farm located in Tehachapi Pass of the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California.  It is the largest wind farm in the United States.When: After some delays, construction began on the […]

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Google Fiber and Kansas City

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

“Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional medical imaging over the web and discussing a unique condition with a specialist in New York. Or downloading a high-definition, full-length feature film in less than five minutes. Or collaborating with classmates around the world while watching live 3-D video of a university lecture. Universal, ultra […]

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The Impact of Clean Energy Innovation: Examining the Impact of Clean Energy Innovation on the United States Energy System and Economy

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
U.S. Clean Energy Generation Over Time (All Tech Breakthrough)

Our need for energy must be balanced against the often competing interests of the economy, environment, and national security. Clean, sustainable, safe, and secure sources of energy are needed to avoid long-term harm from geopolitical risks and global climate change. Unless fully cost-competitive with fossil fuels, the adoption of clean technologies will either be limited or driven by policy. Innovation in clean energy technology is thus needed to reduce costs and maximize adoption. But how far can energy innovation go towards meeting economic, environmental, and security needs? This analysis attempts to estimate the potential impact clean energy innovation could have on the US economy and energy landscape.

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Infrastructure for EVs

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Electric cars (EVs) are becoming more practical (see the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf ), making EV infrastructure more of a necessity.

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