Driving conditions that don’t require frequent use of vehicle controls, but do require constant vigilance for hazards, can reduce driver alertness. Shutterstock Few people pay close attention to the traffic situation unfolding around them when they’re travelling as a passenger in a car, even if they’re in the front seat. […]

Driverless cars promise many benefits for the future of driving, but who really understands? Shutterstock/pikselstock Driverless cars promise many benefits, including an improvement in safety, but new research shows many people are still not aware of this. A paper, co-authored by me and published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal […]

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are up 16% in the last year. Shutterstock Imagine if a hacker shut down the baggage handling system of one of the world’s busiest airports. Or took control of a fleet of autonomous delivery trucks and re-routed them to disrupt rush hour traffic in […]

The shipping industry has been slow to use greener fuels. Credit: Louisevest/flickr, CC BY-SA Global shipping emits 2% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions and this is projected to increase. No wonder there have been widespread calls for the shipping industry to reduce its hazardous emissions by replacing traditional fuels with “greener” […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A global expert on infrastructure says that China’s plan to crisscross half of the Earth with massive transportation and energy projects is environmentally the riskiest venture ever undertaken. “China has enormous ambitions,” said Distinguished Professor William Laurance from James Cook University in Australia. “But with that […]

This map shows the longest sailable straight line on Earth, a 32,090.3-kilometer route from Pakistan to Russia. R. CHABUKSWAR ET AL.; ARXIV:1804.07389V1, 2018, ADAPTED BY J. YOU/SCIENCE If you want to go on the longest boat ride in the world, but you don’t have a rudder, what route would you take? Five […]