What electric car drivers want in charging stations

New research uses machine learning to gauge people's views on the available charging stations for electric vehicles.

Michael Pearson-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability infrastructure electric-vehicles consumers earth-and-environment vehicles

Smart concrete could let roads repair themselves

A new kind of concrete could let roads and bridges "heal" after cracking. That could cut down the costs and frequency of road repairs.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence materials-science infrastructure cars sensors roads science-and-technology

Wireless charging method could power moving cars

A new wireless charging technique could keep robots, drones, and, one day, potentially moving cars juiced up, researchers say.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robots infrastructure electric-vehicles cars drones science-and-technology

15,000 miles of new roads will cut tiger habitat

Plans to build nearly 15,000 miles of road through tiger habitats in Asia by mid-century will up the risk for the big cat's extinction, researchers warn.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: conservation infrastructure tigers roads earth-and-environment

When buildings reopen, will the water be safe?

The coronavirus pandemic means stagnant water is sitting in the pipes of many buildings. New research will investigate how to turn the taps back on safely.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: bacteria covid-19 water lead infrastructure featured health-and-medicine

COVID-19 spreads much faster in big cities

"If you are in larger cities, you definitely have to be more careful, you have to act faster, and you have to engage in more intense social distancing."

U. Chicago • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities covid-19 infrastructure social-lives health-and-medicine

Fiber optic internet cables could monitor earthquakes

Fiber optics make sense for monitoring earthquakes because "cities already have it as part of their infrastructure, so all we have to do is tap into it."

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cities earthquakes infrastructure sensors science-and-technology fiber-optics

Book: Benefits from greenways are totally worth the cost

Open green spaces called greenways could benefit human health, animal habitats, and fight pollution, according to a new book.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: conservation pollution infrastructure transportation earth-and-environment land

Your home’s water quality can vary from room-to-room

Water quality can differ in each room of your house. It can also change with the seasons, researchers report.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: water lead infrastructure featured health-and-medicine public-utilities

The right city design can cut injuries on the road

Certain types of urban planning, with plenty of public transportation and low speed blocks, are best for reducing road injuries.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cities infrastructure transportation safety health-and-medicine vehicles

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