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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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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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