New fuel cells double the voltage

New liquid-fueled fuel cells outdo the voltage of conventional hydrogen fuel cells. Researchers call it a "game changer."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cars transportation fuel-cells hydrogen science-and-technology

Try it: Will COVID lead to ‘extreme traffic’ in your city?

A move from public transportation to single-rider cars due to COVID-19 may create a new boom in traffic. See how your city could fare with a new tool.

Marissa Shapiro-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities covid-19 transportation traffic society-and-culture vehicles

More people pedal to work in bike-share cities

More people bike to work in cities with bike-share systems, a new study shows. But convenience is key.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cities travel jobs motivation transportation society-and-culture

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

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

10-minute charging for electric cars may be on the way

A new battery could lead to super fast charging for electric cars. It would take just 10 minutes for a range of 200 to 300 miles.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 6, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: sustainability electric-vehicles transportation batteries science-and-technology earth-and-environment vehicles

Electric scooters aren’t the greenest way to get around

Electric scooter companies may say they're environmentally friendly, but using scooters may not be the greenest way to get where you're going.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cities electric-vehicles emissions transportation batteries earth-and-environment

How will self-driving cars deal with motion sickness?

What good will self-driving cars be if your ride makes you feel motion sick? Now, researchers are figuring out how to give future riders a smoother trip.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: transportation nausea featured health-and-medicine vehicles self-driving-cars motion

How the bicycle shifted labor, technology, and marriage

Historian David Ortiz explains how the bicycle reshaped culture around the world and suggests it could do so again soon.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
May 30, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: sustainability history exercise gender transportation featured society-and-culture

Will the Uber and Lyft strike raise wages?

Public policy expert Joyce Beebe is skeptical that the May 8 Uber and Lyft strike will raise drivers' wages. Here's why.

David Ruth-Rice • futurity
May 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: business jobs money transportation society-and-culture protests sharing-economy

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