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Aug. 08, 2008

Traffic

Are you a late merger? You might be on to something. Ira speaks with Tom Vanderbilt, author of 'Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)' about the psychology and engineering found where the rubber meets the road.

traffic cars automobiles engineering

Aug. 02, 2013

Hacking Under the Hood and Into Your Car

More computerized features in your car mean more hacking vulnerabilities.

hackers, hacking, cars, automobiles, black hat conference, drive by wire, Charlie Miller, Chris Valasek

Feb. 08, 2013

Automakers Drive Towards Hydrogen Cars

Carmakers are teaming up to develop fuel cell cars. Is the time right for the technology?

Carmakers, fuel cell cars, technology, automobiles, cars, hydrogen car, renewable energy, alternative energy

Sep. 02, 2011

Building ‘The Big Roads’

A new book looks at the people and history behind America’s superhighways.

road, travel, transportation, highway, interstate

Apr. 30, 2010

Car Electronics

When you put your car in drive and press the pedal to the metal, how much of what happens next is controlled by a computer? We'll talk about car electronics, and how to engineer computer-controlled systems to improve safety.

cars, automobiles, vehicle, safety, engineering

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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