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Medicine/Pharmacology - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
06.09.2017
Statins reduce deaths from heart disease by 28 per cent, says longest ever study
Statins reduce deaths from heart disease by 28 per cent, says longest ever study
The study focused on men with high levels of 'bad' cholesterol and no other risk factors or signs of heart disease Previous research has shown the benefit of statins for reducing high cholesterol and coronary heart disease risk amongst different patient populations. However, until now there has been no conclusive evidence from trials for current guidelines on statin usage for people with very high levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (above 190mg/dL) and no established heart disease.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
29.08.2017
Rome's urban history inferred from Pb-contaminated waters trapped in its ancient harbor basins
Rome’s urban history inferred from Pb-contaminated waters trapped in its ancient harbor basins
Location of ancient Rome's harbor basins in the Tiber delta with the position of cores PO2 analyzed in this work . Photo S. Keay Heavy metals from urban runoff preserved in sedimentary deposits record long-term economic and industrial development via the expansion and contraction of a city's infrastructure.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.08.2017
Urban butterflies under threat of extinction
Urban butterflies under threat of extinction
According to an EPFL study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction.
Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
17.08.2017
Industrial
Industrial "edge cities" have helped China grow
China's massive investment in industrial parks has paid economic dividends while reshaping the urban areas where they are located, according to a newly published study co-authored by an MIT expert on urban economics. The study finds the creation of industrial parks does not just add to growth within the areas designated for manufacturing; it significantly increases economic production and consumption of many kinds for more than a mile in all directions from the boundaries of industrial parks.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.08.2017
When time ravages from within
When time ravages from within
Will the reinforced concrete bridge still be standing for years to come, or has corrosion already set in? ETH scientists have discovered that previous concrete samples were too small to allow a reliable statement on the condition of reinforced concrete. Taminabrücke opened in June this year following four years of construction.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
25.07.2017
Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife
Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife
Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research. Rapid urbanization in the Brazilian Amazon means over 18 million people are now living in rainforest towns and cities but the impact of this demographic change on wildlife harvested for food, is largely unknown.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.07.2017
Caterpillars key to urban blue tits’ low breeding
Many animal species suffer reduced reproductive success in urban habitats, despite wide-spread supplementation of breeding and feeding opportunities. In some years, the breeding success of city birds is devastatingly low. Biologists have now shown conclusively that in urban blue tits, reduced breeding success is linked to poor nestling diet and in particular to scarcity of caterpillars, their preferred nestling food.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
05.07.2017
Concrete from wood
Concrete from wood
Researchers from the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" have developed a type of concrete that largely consists of wood. The building material offers the construction industry new possibilities and is based in large part on renewable resources. Houses can be made of wood, as they were in the past - or of concrete, as they are today.
Earth Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
03.07.2017
New Studies of Ancient Concrete Could Teach Us to Do as the Romans Did
New Studies of Ancient Concrete Could Teach Us to Do as the Romans Did
?By Glenn Roberts Jr. A new look inside 2,000-year-old concrete - made from volcanic ash, lime (the product of baked limestone), and seawater - has provided new clues to the evolving chemistry and mineral cements that allow ancient harbor structures to withstand the test of time. The research has also inspired a hunt for the original recipe so that modern concrete manufacturers can do as the Romans did.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Mathematics
12.06.2017
Do old bridges last longer than expected?
Do old bridges last longer than expected?
Research news More traffic, heavier loads: When bridges in Germany over the age of 50 are evaluated according to current standards, calculations show that many of them theoretically have substantial deficiencies. Nevertheless many bridges exhibit no damage that confirms the calculated structural shortfalls.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
29.05.2017
‘Heat island' effect could double climate change costs for world's cities
‘Heat island’ effect could double climate change costs for world’s cities
‘Heat island' effect could double climate change costs for world's cities Overheated cities face climate change costs at least twice as big as the rest of the world because of the ‘urban heat island' effect, new research shows. The study by an international team of economists of all the world's major cities is the first to quantify the potentially devastating combined impact of global and local climate change on urban economies.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
10.04.2017
Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques
Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques
Researchers at ETH Zurich's Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) have developed a concrete floor system that does not require steel reinforcement and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
28.03.2017
Bush faces more drug problems than meth alone
Bush faces more drug problems than meth alone
A high use of methylamphetamine and prescription medications is a problem for regional Australia, according to an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) report designed to combat illicit drugs. The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), a University of Queensland research centre, led the first of nine National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports.
Mathematics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
06.03.2017
Ride-sharing study findings are scalable to different cities
A still image taken from a video available at hubcab.com showing a map of Manhattan (upper left), with the yellow lines indicating taxi trips. Where lines intersect indicates sharing opportunities. Three years ago, Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, helped a group from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology identify the ‘shareability' of cab service in New York City.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Law/Forensics
06.03.2017
Sharing the fares
Sharing the fares
A newly published study co-authored by MIT researchers suggests that urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe - and indeed that the potential ‘shareability' of autos in those places is more similar, from place to place, than previously expected. The work builds on a 2014 study showing that ride-sharing - in the form of, say, taxi trips shared with other passengers traveling along similar routes - could be highly effective in New York City.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.02.2017
Tapping into underground urban heat islands
Tapping into underground urban heat islands
Cities are heat islands - not only above ground but below ground too, and therein lies the enormous potential to better harness this energy through geothermal heat exchangers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
08.02.2017
Greenland ice sheet melting can cool subtropics, alter climate
ANN ARBOR'A new study finds evidence that the last time Earth was as warm as it is today, cold freshwater from a melting Greenland ice sheet circulated in the Atlantic Ocean as far south as Bermuda, elevating sea levels and altering the ocean's climate and ecosystems. The research shows a large pulse of cold freshwater covered the North Atlantic for a brief period of time about 125,000 years ago.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
09.01.2017
Mapping the urban underground
Mapping the urban underground
An EPFL researcher has taken a methodology designed to improve underground urban planning around the world one step further.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
20.12.2016
New research helps harness healing
New research helps harness healing
The discovery of a regenerative stem cell active in human blood vessels could help patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The University of Queensland Dr Jatin Patel said the finding overcomes one of the biggest hurdles in understanding cardiovascular disease and how wounds heal. “It will allow research to focus on improving the use of blood vessels which are often under strain in patients with conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes,” Dr Patel said.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
12.12.2016
New laser scanning test to assess fire-damaged concrete
Engineering research at The University of Nottingham, UK and Ningbo, China (UNNC) has found laser scanning is a new and viable structural safety technique to detect the damaging effects of fire on concrete. Concrete is the most extensively used construction material worldwide with an average global yearly consumption of 1m3 per person.
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