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GM, University of Michigan show automated safety features preventing crashes

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General Motors partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

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Pioneer of Google’s Data Centers Dies at 58

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Barroso was born in Brazil and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1989 in electrical engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. in computer engineering in 1996 from the University of Southern California. For his discoveries, Rao received the 2023 International Prize in Statistics.

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Study finds reduction of low-frequency noise from transition to electric buses improved residents’ health

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Accompanying the lower noise levels from bus traffic was a reduction of fatigue, day time sleepiness and low mood, a study at the University of Gothenburg shows. Previous noise-level measurements had indicated that disturbance from low-frequency noise in indoor environments was present in the residential area.

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Study links increased black carbon pollution to increase in cases of lung adenocarcinoma worldwide

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The same study also concluded an overall lower consumption of tobacco worldwide is statistically linked to less people contracting lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC)—another type of NSCLC. The results of the study were published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. LSCC is often linked to a history of smoking. 2021.118835.

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DOE Selects Seven Projects for University Coal Research Program

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The US Department of Energy has selected 7 projects to participate in the University Coal Research (UCR) program. University of California, Merced, Calif. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. DOE award: $298,191).

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Study: 25% EV adoption would save US $17B annually from avoided climate change & pollution damages

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A new study led by researchers from Northwestern University projects that if electric vehicles replaced 25% of combustion engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. The open-access paper is published in AGU’s journal GeoHealth.

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Study finds link between sleep apnea and increases in PM2.5, NO2

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Although there is increasing interest in the influence of the environment on sleep, there is limited research evaluating the relationship between sleep and air pollution. Martha Billings, lead study author and associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington. —Billings et al.

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