Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Feb. 6, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research public-health civil-and-environmental-engineering disease health transportation influenza misti school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Improving pavement networks by predicting the future

CSHub researchers have developed a pavement maintenance model that considers future uncertainties to improve performance and lower cost.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub | Feb. 5, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: concrete-sustainability-hub infrastructure transportation research civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering

Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

The rate of passenger fatalities has declined yet again in the last decade, accelerating a long-term trend.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 23, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: transportation aviation safety research sloan-school-of-management


Predicting people's driving personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL | Nov. 18, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering robotics robots artificial-intelligence automobiles autonomous-vehicles research computer-vision transportation machine-learning behavior computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail



Uninfected patients key to improving Ebola response

New methodology may be used to respond to other endemic diseases.

Center for Transportation and Logistics | Sept. 16, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: center-for-transportation-and-logistics ebola disease research health-care health


What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?

Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 26, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: emissions research climate-change efficiency energy industry sustainability transportation materials-science-and-engineering automobiles school-of-engineering

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