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Study suggests particulates from brake dust may have same harmful effects on immune cells as diesel exhaust

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Metal particles from the abrasion of brake pads (brake abrasion dust, BAD) may cause inflammation and reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria, similarly to particles derived from diesel exhaust particles (DEP), according to a new study led by researchers at King’s College London.

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Nissan Ariya Concept points directly to affordable 300-mile high-performance EV

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If you want a good look at Nissan’s next fully electric vehicle, it’s very thinly masked in the Ariya Concept, which made its U.S. debut at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Rio Tinto awards US$276M iron ore mine construction contract for Western Turner Syncline Phase 2

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Rio Tinto has awarded Perth-based company Mondium a contract valued at approximately US$276 million (A$400 million) for the design and construction of the Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 (WTS2) mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Cost remains the biggest barrier against EV adoption, study finds

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A global study of consumers points to a continued disconnect between environmental awareness and electric vehicle sales—especially among Americans.

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UWaterloo: ridesharing links could boost transit use in the suburbs; gaming the system

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Integrating ridesharing with transit in poorly serviced suburban neighborhoods could be an effective way to get people out of their cars and boost ridership, according to the findings of a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo. The researchers found that two-thirds of people who took advantage of inexpensive rideshare trips in a pilot project used them to travel to or near bus stops.

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Researchers say energy-dense lithium-sulfur batteries may double EV range

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Researchers in Australia say that advancements made in cathode durability could make lithium-sulfur batteries a reality for electric vehicles soon. The news was reported Friday by IEEE Spectrum following a paper published Monday by researchers at Monash University in Science Advances.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas and TomTom collaborate on proof-of-concept for next-gen smart navigation solution

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. and TomTom (TOM2), the location technology specialist, are collaborating on a proof-of-concept for the development of a new real-time hazard service for navigation and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

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US DOE to award $75M for bioenergy crops research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to provide up to $75 million over five years for research to develop sustainable bioenergy crops tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions. It’s critical for crops grown for bioenergy and bioproducts to be able to survive and thrive under marginal growing conditions and maintain resiliency to environmental stresses and changes to avoid competing with food production. —Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar.

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Oxford set to introduce zero-emission zone

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Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have announced plans for the introduction of the UK’s first city centre Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ

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US DOE to award $625M for Quantum Information Science Research Centers; Argonne quantum loop testbed

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $625 million ( DE-FOA-0002253 ) over the next five years to establish two to five multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers in support of the National Quantum Initiative.

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Why CES is the place to be for automakers in January

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If you have even the remotest interest in car technology, the chances are you heard about a show called CES

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