Mon, 02/01/2016Driverless cars could increase reliance on roads
Driverless vehicles could intensify car use — reducing or even eliminating promised energy savings and environmental benefits, a new study co-authored by a University of Washington engineer finds.
Mon, 02/01/2016NASA data used to track groundwater in Pakistan
The vast farmlands of Pakistan — a country with an economy based on agriculture — rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals fed by glaciers and rain.
Fri, 01/01/2016What motivates people to walk and bike? It varies by income
Lower- and middle-income King C ounty residents who live in denser neighborhoods with stores, libraries and othe r destinations within easy reach are more likely to walk or bike, according to n ew University of Washington research.
Fri, 01/01/2016Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service
On any given bus ride, a good share of passengers are reading, texting or rocking out to music on their phones or tablets. In the future, those mobile devices may add more value to our transit commutes than simply filling time.