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High anxiety: Climate scientist explains increase in passenger flights that experience clear-air turbulence

Greenhouse gases help to distort Earth’s lower atmosphere; air travelers may expect higher ticket prices as airlines respond
Computer Engineering

Brain-like machines will make smart grids smarter and self-driving cars safer—while saving energy and calculating at higher speeds

Texas A&M will lead Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy
Civil engineering

Shorter driving time, but greater risk? A&M engineers test navigation tools

New study examines factors such as design, lighting, traffic patterns, weather conditions and crash data

Drones and satellites could improve travel-time estimates at borders

TTI researchers demonstrate how tech can help at land ports of entry
Civil engineering

Does roadway design encourage drivers to use their phones?

Wide medians, multiple lanes, traffic flow and other factors may trigger distracted driving, A&M study suggests

Can smaller towns adopt technology that makes bigger cities ‘smart’?

Project ENDEAVR collaborates with residents of Nolanville in Central Texas to find answers

Replacing aluminum with magnesium may create lighter, stronger vehicles

Change could improve gas efficiency and lower carbon footprints for consumers—if research team can overcome obstacles
Public Health

Bikeability: Finding the right tools for measuring safety and accessibility

Combining subjective and objective data may yield better results

Ultra-efficient electric powertrain for aircraft could reduce energy costs

When completed, new technology should also cut back on emissions