Expert in fluid dynamics explains how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 airborne transmission inside a car

Keeping windows open while driving at a moderate speed can increase airflow inside the cabin of the car, but which ones should you keep open?

Varghese Mathai, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
today ~4 min

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How superfast charging batteries can help sell the transition to electric vehicles

Batteries that can be fully charged in just five minutes may soon be a reality.

Solomon Brown, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

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How city roads trap migrating fish

A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.

Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, Sêr Cymru Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences, Swansea University • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~5 min

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Can a future ban on gas-powered cars work? An economist explains

California's proposition to halt the sale of gasoline-powered engines may be extreme. But could it work?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

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Electric cars will leave hole in tax revenues, says Treasury

The Treasury says taxes must rise or services cut to compensate for the loss of fuel tax income.

Dec. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Millions of electric cars will need charging in future – but how?

Any green industrial revolution will need lots more electric cars – we're experimenting to see what does and doesn't work.

Stephen Potter, Professor of Transport Strategy, The Open University • conversation
Dec. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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How airflow inside your car affects COVID-19 risk

"Driving around with the windows up and the air conditioning or heat on is definitely the worst scenario, according to our computer simulations."

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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What does Boris Johnson's Green plan mean for Scotland?

The PM's plan will need to look heavily to Scotland for both the natural and the technical fixes.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Electric vehicles: Your questions answered

We answer your top questions on electric cars - on charging, on range and on battery life.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under the PM's green plan

The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".

Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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