Team develops model to understand how a city's design creates congestion

Team develops model to understand how a city's design creates congestion

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 8:19 pm

City planners predict that as more people move into urban areas, traffic jams will get worse. That's why sustainability expert Neil Debbage, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts' Department of Political Science and Geography, proposes a new way to analyze traffic congestion.

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Cryptocurrency faces existential threat as crackdown gathers steam

Cryptocurrency faces existential threat as crackdown gathers steam

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 8:05 pm

Cryptocurrency firms are fighting for lobbyists and fielding subpoenas in what could be an existential fight over how the multitrillion-dollar industry should be regulated.

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Facebook ad business hit by new Apple privacy rules

Facebook ad business hit by new Apple privacy rules

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 6:45 pm

Facebook said Wednesday that Apple's iPhone privacy changes, which allow users to block tracking, significantly affected its advertising revenues because less data could be collected.

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Down on the farm, UK energy crisis looms large

Down on the farm, UK energy crisis looms large

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 6:45 pm

The tranquil landscape of flat farmland and small villages in the Essex countryside in southeast England seems a world away from Britain's escalating energy crisis.

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Social robots may be more persuasive if they project less authority

Social robots may be more persuasive if they project less authority

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 6:00 pm

In the future, socially interactive robots could help seniors age in place or assist residents of long-term care facilities with their activities of daily living. But will people actually accept advice or instructions from a robot? A new study from University of Toronto Engineering suggests that the answer hinges on how that robot behaves.

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Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 5:09 pm

Last year, computer engineers from Northwestern University and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) introduced the world's first battery-free Game Boy, which harvests both solar energy and the user's kinetic energy from button mashing to power an unlimited lifetime of game play.

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