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U of Iowa Unveils New ATV Virtual Reality Simulator

A new virtual reality simulator will help University of Iowa researchers study how and why people lose control while driving all-terrain vehicles. In Iowa, more than 200 ATV-related crashes occur every year, sending patients to emergency departments across…

Researchers Develop Virtual City to Test Vehicles of the Future

May 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

As driverless vehicles inch closer to becoming mainstream, there’s an important step between them and us: testing. Enter Springfield, the world’s…

Iowa State Engineers Test Taller Wind Turbine Towers Made From Precast Concrete

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 12, 2015 – Hydraulic equipment in two civil engineering labs recently pushed and pulled at test sections of a new kind of wind turbine…

Study Shows that Tree Planting Alone May Not Significantly Offset Urban Carbon Emissions

October 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Planning

Around the world, from small towns to the biggest cities, civic soldiers in the battle against global warming are striving to cut carbon emissions. One oft-used strategy is to plant more trees, which suck up carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. But does…

Energy Department Supports Iowa State Studies of Concrete for Taller Wind Turbine Towers

September 22, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Energy, Projects, Renewables

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Iowa State engineers $1 million to study how high-strength concrete can be used to build taller wind turbine towers. “I think this will revolutionize wind energy,” said Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University’s…