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'Don't drink and ride': Improving subway safety
Structural interventions and public safety messages may be the most effective ways to prevent subway fatalities and improve the overall safety of New York City subway systems, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. (2008-12-16)
Berkeley Lab researchers participate in Homeland Security study of subway airflow
As part of a Homeland Security study on the spread of airborne contaminants released in subway systems, Berkeley Lab researchers are measuring the flow of gas throughout tunnels and cars. (2009-12-10)
The microbes you inhale on the New York City subway
The microbial population in the air of the New York City subway system is nearly identical to that of ambient air on the city streets. (2013-04-24)
Researching airborne metals in transit workers' bodies
Working in the subway several hours each day, subway workers and transit police breathe more subway air than the typical commuter. (2005-02-25)
NYU medical experts analyze subway injuries
A new survey of subway injuries provides a rare glimpse into what happens to people who are hit by oncoming trains. (2006-01-31)
'Healthy' restaurants help make us fat, says a new Cornell study
The 'health halos' of healthy restaurants often prompt consumers to treat themselves to higher-calorie side dishes, drinks or desserts than when they eat at fast-food restaurants that make no health claims, says Cornell University's Brian Wansink. (2007-10-08)
Scientists find donut-shaped structure of enzyme involved in energy metabolism
Using advanced X-radiation techniques, University of Missouri researchers were able to visualize one of these terminals inside of an enzyme that degrades proline, which is an amino acid that has a central role in metabolism. (2010-02-15)
Health halos that make us fat
People grossly underestimate the calories they eat as they become victims of the (2010-10-09)
Surprising language abilities in children with autism
What began as an informal presentation by a clinical linguist to a group of philosophers, has led to some surprising discoveries about the communicative language abilities of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (2008-04-25)
Saving energy in subway stations
This release focuses on saving energy in subway stations. (2013-06-17)
Study of NYC transit system noise levels finds daily rides can result in hearing loss
In a new survey of noise levels of the New York City transit system, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that exposure to noise levels in subways have the potential to exceed recommended guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2006-10-10)
Boston subway system to be used to test new sensors for biological agents
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has scheduled a series of tests in the Boston subways to measure the real-world performance of new sensors recently developed to detect biological agents. (2012-08-24)
Consumers largely underestimating calorie content of fast food
People eating at fast food restaurants largely underestimate the calorie content of meals, especially large ones, according to a paper published today on (2013-05-23)
RFID tags to boost transit worker safety
Bombardier Transportation, McMaster RFID Applications Lab and Ontario Centres of Excellence are undertaking a $1.4 million research collaboration to develop location awareness technology that can be used to notify subway vehicles of the exact location of track inspectors and other trackside workers. (2010-01-21)
Mapping the subway's microbiome
Barcelona takes part in the international research project Metasub, which aims to map the microbiome of public transit systems in 54 cities worldwide, including New York, Hong Kong, Paris or Sydney. (2016-06-21)
Queuing theory helps physicist understand protein recycling
Will Mather tries to extend an understanding of waiting in line to how cells operate, especially as it relates to what the consequences could be of protein traffic jams inside cells. (2014-04-21)
Study sees little dust risk for subway workers
In a new study, published this month in the journal Environmental Research, scientists tracked steel dust exposure in 39 subway workers and measured biological responses to three metals found in steel dust: iron, chromium and manganese. (2010-01-12)
Terrorism risk greatest for subway/rail commuters, says MIT paper at INFORMS conference
Despite homeland security improvements since 9/11, subway and rail commuters face higher risks of terror than frequent flyers or those engaged in virtually any other activity. (2012-10-11)
Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies
Selfless heroism isn't the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests. (2017-06-23)
In a maddening subway crowd? Escape with Mobile Shopping Immersion
What do irritable, squished riders on a crowded subway train do? (2016-02-18)
Toronto's subways expose passengers to more air pollution than Montreal, Vancouver systems
A new study co-authored by U of T Engineering professor Greg Evans shows that subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions -- and that Toronto has the highest levels in Canada. (2017-04-25)
Boston subway system covered in microbes, but they're not harmful
Boston's subway system, known as the T, might be just as bacteria-laden as you'd expect but organisms found there are largely from normal human skin and incapable of causing disease, according to a study published June 28 in mSystems, an open access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (2016-06-28)
You're likely to order more calories at a 'healthy' restaurant
An important new study from the Journal of Consumer Research explains the (2007-08-29)
Regrets, we've really had a few
New research has uncovered a disparity between a person's expectation of regret and actual regret. (2004-02-11)
How your brain learns to ride the subway -- and why AI developers care
In machine learning, a programmer might develop an AI that can calculate all possible consequences of a single action. (2016-05-18)
Spiderman's webbing would be strong enough to stop a moving train, say physics students
University of Leicester physics students calculate that the strength of Spiderman's webbing is proportional to that of real spiders. (2013-02-25)
Study on toxic exposures in urban environments
Columbia and Harvard University Researchers find that steel dust generated by New York City's subway system affects the amount of iron, manganese and chromium that commuters breathe. (2004-01-05)
Researchers Probe New Depths In Plant Communications
Biologists at the University of California, Davis, report the discovery of an important element in the complicated internal communication and transportation systems of plants: a previously unknown (1998-12-31)
NIST tests in New York City suggest how to improve emergency radio communications
Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency responders. (2013-04-17)
Electrons travel through proteins like urban commuters
For Duke University theoretical chemist David Beratan, the results of his 15 years of studying how electrons make their way through some important protein molecules can be summed up with an analogy: How do big city dwellers get from here to there? (2007-02-01)
Solar scientists use 'magnetic mirror effect' to reproduce IBEX observation
Ever since NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission scientists released the first comprehensive sky map of our solar system's edge in particles, solar physicists have been busy revising their models to account for the discovery of a narrow (2010-01-12)
Cell Press previews new journal for systems biologists
The first genomic study of New York City's microbiome, online today, kicks off a series of preview papers to be published by Cell Systems, a new monthly journal for systems biologists, in advance of its official launch in July 2015. (2015-02-05)
How ion bombardment reshapes metal surfaces
Ion bombardment of metal surfaces is an important, but poorly understood, nanomanufacturing technique. (2012-05-22)
SU physicist develops model for studying tissue pattern formation during embryonic development
M. Lisa Manning, assistant professor of physics in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences, is among a team of scientists working to develop a model for studying tissue -- specifically how it organizes into organs and layers during embryonic development. (2013-09-25)
O.R. study shows 91% of successful franchises have defined territory
If you're thinking of opening a new burger franchise, make sure your contract gives franchisees an exclusive territory, according to a study published in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®). (2001-04-10)
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! and how we make them -- insights from Psychological Science
Wouldn't it be nice if all our decisions were the results of clear, rational, deductive reasoning? (2012-05-10)
'Bugs' on the subway: Monitoring the microbial environment to improve public health
The trillions of microbes that transfer from people to surfaces could provide an early warning system for the emergence of public health threats such as a flu outbreak or a rise in antibiotic resistance, according to a study from Harvard T.H. (2016-06-28)
National Symposium On Medical And Public Health Response To Bioterrorism
An epidemic catastrophe resulting from a terrorist's use of a biological weapon is a threat of increasing probability in light of events including the 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, disclosures regarding the former Soviet Union's sophisticated bioweapons program, and recent discoveries of Iraq's large-scale efforts to produce and weaponize biological agents. (1999-02-03)
Mailman school researchers studying link between obesity and the urban environment
Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health are studying the link between the urban environment and how it might contribute to the cause or origins of obesity. (2006-02-27)
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