Transportation

Don't Reduce Traffic Jams

Efforts to alleviate traffic jams only encourage more cars and create more sprawl. Traffic jams encourage ridership on more efficient mass transit. Wall Street Journal http://bit.ly/cDS0lE

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Transportation

Drive Slowly to Save Fuel (Especially if Your Are a Ship)

Container ships can save 30% on fuel (and reduce greenhouse gases) by slowing down. Same for planes and cars. NYTimes: http://nyti.ms/cfyz2Y

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Transportation

Trains That Don't Need to Stop

Chinese transportation officials have designed a train + pod system that eliminates the need for trains to stop at stations. NY Times best idea 2010. http://nyti.ms/ha5sBa

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Global Development

Transport Water in Developing Countries with Aquaport

The Aquaport allows easy transport of water through rolling. Similar to the Hippo Roller, but segmented. http://bit.ly/9369IR

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Transportation

Straddling Bus Offers Cheap Public Transport

Officials in China want to build two story tall "straddling busses" that allow cars to pass under. http://bit.ly/cwo8RY

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Transportation

Cardboard Bicycle

One man's passion has resulted in a cardboard bicycle suitable for mass production. http://econ.st/ToxylN

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Transportation

Personal Monorail

Shweeb offers a human powered personal monorail transport solution. A Google 10^100 idea winner. http://bit.ly/YSTYgB

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Technology

Pilotless Helicopter

The Army has deployed pilotless helicopters in Afghanistan which can carry three tons of gear 250 miles. http://bit.ly/ToUhjy

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Environment

PIlotless Ships

Convoys of container ships, controlled from shore, may soon be crossing the Baltic, then later the oceans. http://bit.ly/1iXi0Wh

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Crowdsensing Transportation Networks

By tracking only inflows and outflows of transportation networks, Google and Stanford researchers can model many aspects of the full network. The Atlantic http://bit.ly/1m24mkU

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