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Research Finds ‘Culture’ Changes, New Technology Improve Safety for Motor Carriers

Commercial motor carriers that committed to a strong safety culture and installed advanced safety technology were able to reduce vehicle crashes by as much as 75%, according to a new study by researchers with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. The …

Analysis Confirms Speeding is Best Predictor of Car Crashes

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles. Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviors …

Research Finds No Improvement in Worker Outcomes When Medical Prices Increase

When the price of physician services increases relative to group health rates, injured workers report fewer problems getting the care they want but no significant improvement in physical function or speedier return to work, according to a study released Thursday …

University of Illinois Researchers Ease Switch to New Healthcare Codes

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed a website that walks healthcare providers through the challenging transition from the current International Classification of Diseases — ICD-9 — to the new ICD-10. Doctors, hospitals and all other healthcare providers have …

University of Kansas Researchers Develop Smart Dashboards

University of Kansas researchers are developing new, smarter dashboard displays to keep drivers’ eyes on the road. The effort includes researchers in design, mechanical engineering and psychology. They are working under the umbrella of the Center for Design Research. Center …

Scientists to Place New Earthquake Monitors in Georgia

Researchers in a nationwide study of earthquakes will soon place instruments beneath the Georgia red clay and in other eastern states as they seek to learn more about what causes them and where they might strike. Scientists say an August …

Texas Researchers Test Flood-Prediction System

Researchers in Austin are testing new technology that could predict flash floods days in advance. The project by engineering researchers at the University of Texas and IBM is designed to monitor thousands of miles of rivers and predict flash flooding …