Keeping drivers of all ages safe on the roads and highways is no easy task, and engineers at the Kansas State University Transportation Center (K-State UTC) spend their time making the nation’s highways safer and more sustainable. Robert Stokes, professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University and Director of the UTC, explains that highway safety is an extremely important [...]
Imagine buildings and bridges that “talk” to engineers and tell them when the structures are starting to age or break down. Imagine a gel so strong that it can stop bullets, yet, so light that a small child can pick it up, because it is 95% air. The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES) at Missouri University of Science and [...]
If you have ever seen a NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) crash into a solid concrete wall at 150 miles per hour, you know that the scene is filled with smoke, emergency vehicles, and people rushing in to pull the driver from his mangled car. However, what you don’t see are the individuals who spend endless hours [...]
Imagine going to a station and filling your car with fuel made from algae. Or, after you finish cooking, taking the waste oil out to your garage and dumping it into your car. These ideas may seem far-fetched, but scientists from various fields are coming together at the University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute (KU TRI) to find new alternatives to fossil [...]
Do you love anything on wheels like Stefon Gonzalez, or have the railroad in your DNA like Stewart Buck, or believe in the Flying Effect like Linda Castner? At Go!, we get the opportunity to talk to people who love transportation. An overwhelming number of the people we interview can tell us the first moment they knew they loved planes, [...]
Every time you ride your bike, hop in the car or even walk your dog along the street, you become part of the complex web of transportation. In Iowa, the creators and facilitators of that web have many responsibilities, including keeping the transportation system safe and continually making improvements to it . To accomplish these goals, the Institute for Transportation [...]
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