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transportation : system of conveyance or travel from one place to another (Transportation, 2015) [1] blank.gifWebster | Free | OneLook | Visuwords

Transportation is the movement of people, cattle, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport is important since it enables trade between peoples, which in turn establishes civilizations. (Transportation, 2015) [2] blank.gif Wikipedia

Related

Communication, transportation and commerce were inextricably intertwined since the beginning of human history until quite recently, and they still remain closely related today.
"The success of the first electronic telegraph line in 1844 opened an era of modern communication in America. Before the telegraph there existed no separation between transportation and communication. Information traveled only as fast as the messenger who carried it." blank.gif Media and the American Mind (Czitrom, D. J., 1982)
This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system: 380 Commerce, communications, transportation

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Subheadings

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Spotlight


Miniatur Wunderland: largest model railway / railroad of the world


Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway (Jamie Condliffe, Gizmodo)
You Can Now Visit The World’s Largest Model Railroad In Street View (Frederic Lardinois, Tech Crunch)

Miniatur Wunderland (Google Street View)
Miniatur Wunderland, Explore (Google Street View)
Miniatur Wunderland, Sections (Google Street View)
Miniatur Wunderland, Behind the scenes (Google Street View)

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, Germany (Official Web Site)
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, Germany (Wikipedia)

Experiences


Real Life (RL)

K1 Speed Arrive & Drive


K1 Speed (Official Site)
K1 Speed (YouTube Channel)
K1 Speed (Wikipedia)

3D

These are interactive 360° YouTube video -- press and hold to explore!

The Speed Shop - Drift 360°


Red Bull F1 360° Experience


This video is about a Google Chrome experiment.You need to go to the web site to experience it.

JS Racing - Drifting - w/ MrCalumbine


JS Racing (Chrome Experiments)
JS Racing (Shingo Nishida's Website)

Resources


These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

Type

Subject Specific Links
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portal

Transportation Links (TransportLaw) Wikipedia Transport Portal Transportation (Wolfram Alpha)
dictionary

OneLook Merriam-Webster Random House Free Wiktionary Visuwords
thesaurus

Merriam-Webster
encyclopedia

Wikipedia New World Encyclopedia
outline

Outline of Transportation (Wikipedia) Wikipedia Outline of Vehicles (Wikipedia)
directory

Specific Dewey 380 Commerce, communications, transportation (BUBL LINK)
Dewey 388 Transportation (BUBL LINK)
Free Internet Public Library dmoz Commercial Best of the Web
search

DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
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Innovations Report
theory

Chaos & Transportation
science

Transportation Planning (Wikipedia) Transportation Science Journal
Last Word: The science ofeveryday things, Transport (New Scientist)
application

Transportation Engineering (Wikipedia)
commerce

Transportation Industry Profile Hoovers Thomas Reg.
product

shop Target Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
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history

History of Transportation (Smithsonian) Library of Congress, Transportation and Communication Maps Transport History (Wikipedia)


History of Transportation

timeline

Timeline of Transport Technology (Wikipedia)
quotation

Quotations Page Annabelle's Bartlett’s
museum

New York Museum of Transportation
exhibit

America on the Move (Smithsonian)
library

National Transportation Library|National Transportation Library Transportation Library (Northwestern) Library of Congress, Transportation and Communication Maps Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
lc

HE Transportation OnlineBooks
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
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education

Let's Go Webquest Education (BTS) Northwestern Transportation Center KidsClick Fact Monster
course

MIT M.S. in Transportation Open Education Consortium
community

Transport Web
occupation

Occupational Handbook Travel Agent
organization

Associations, BTS Associations, Google Institute of Transportation Engineers
blog

WordPress
news

ScienceDaily.com, transportation science ScienceDaily.com, vehicles NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
government

USA.gov
agency

US Dept. of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics
law

Transportation Law - Guide to Transport Law (HG.org Legal Directories)
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toy

Toy Cars, Planes & Trains, (TheToyBoat.com) Amazon Toys
hobby

Model Vehicles, Yahoo
art

Transportation Posters
song

SongLyrics
wonder

Teleportation!!! Wikipedia Howstuff Works CNN IBM Article



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History


Here to There: An Animated History of Transportation


Here to There: An Animated History of Transportation (Jackie Lay, The Atlantic)
Ever since the first hominids left Africa, human beings have been on the move. The canoe was invented in 8,000 B.C. and the first form of public transportation was a stagecoach operated in Paris in 1662. Fast forward to today's self-driving car prototype, and it's clear just how far we've come.

Future


Transportation for Tomorrow - Part I


Transportation for Tommorrow - Part II


Making Transportation Smarter - Introduction


Smarter Transportation


Smarter Transport


David Levinson on the transportation system of the future


Zeitgeist - Transportation Of The Future


Future Transportation


Future Transportation


Evacuated tube transportation


The Venus Project

The Venus Project


Hyperloop

Hyperloop Transit Project Returns With New Progress


LA To San Fran In 5 Minutes? Hyperloop CEO Says Speed Tube Could Become Reality


Hyperloop Transit Project Returns With New Progress (Mike Mahardy, IGN)
LA To San Fran In 35 Minutes? Hyperloop CEO Says Speed Tube Could Become Reality (CBS LA)
Hyperloop Reality Check: Elon Musk's High-Speed Scheme Is Alive And Kicking (Mark Rogowsky, Forebes)

Hyperloop (Tesla Motors)
Hyperloop (Wikipedia)


Hoverboards

The Science Of REAL Hoverboards


We Were Promised Hoverboards in 2015 (Tom Risen, U News)
Where is the hover technology 'Back to the Future II' predicted?

More about hoverboards on ... Kickstarter, Back to the Future Wikia, Wikipedia and YouTube

Amphibious

Gibbs preps amphibious vehicle for market

Amphibious vehicle to go on sale soon in US (Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press via Boston.com)

Facts about the amphibious Quadski set to go on sale in the next few weeks (Associated Press via Washington Post)

Flying


10 Of The Coolest Flying Car Concepts


The Fantastical, Highly Questionable, Totally Exciting Future of the Flying Car (Alexander George, Popular Mechanics)
Flying Car Series (Gizmag)
Flying Car (Wikipedia)

Introducing TF-X: Terrafugia's Vision for the Future of Personal Transportation


FAA Gives Flying Car Prototype the Go-Ahead as a Light Sport Aircraft (Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics)
Terrafugia Transition (Terrafugia, Official Site)

Terrafugia unveils TF-X concept vehicle: A plug-in hybrid that takes off like a helicopter and (almost) flies itself (Scott Kirsner, Boston.com)
Flying-Car Maker Terrafugia Reveals New, Faster Design (Jonathan Welsh, Wall Street Journal)

Weird

Weird Vehicles


Strange and Unusual Vehicles (Diseno-art)

Fun

Transportation Song by Peter Weatherall


Transport for Kids

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3D

These resources are related to SecondLife (SL) and may use SLurls. Learn more...

SLurl Busy Ben's Vehicle Lot

SLurl Vehicle Sandbox

url Community Resident Sites, vehicles

url SL Marketplace, Vehicles

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Transportation Science News -- ScienceDaily
  • Stringent exhaust gas tests for cars in Europe Yesterday
    As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Researchers have already tested currently available cars with the new method – with alarming results.
  • 5G enables precision road weather services, provides robot cars with the ability to hear Apr 20, 2017
    The 5G-Safe project, which aims to reduce traffic accidents, is currently being coordinated in Europe. This involves the development of new vehicular network solutions and the local road weather and safety services they enable, in support of drivers, road operators and autonomous vehicle management systems. The new services will require no action from motorists while driving -- data will be gathered and warnings will be sent to users automatically.
  • ATV-related injuries in children remain large public health problem Apr 15, 2017
    All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large public health problem in this country, with children more adversely affected than adults. According to researchers, the major risk factors for young riders also are entirely preventable.
  • Distracted? Slowing down, not a safe option Apr 11, 2017
    Drivers who slow down while using mobile phones have the potential to increase on-road conflicts, a new study warns. Distracted drivers reducing their speed might sound favorable in terms of safety, but it could also lead to other types of crash risk, say investigators.
  • In-car cow avoidance Apr 7, 2017
    Driverless cars are hitting the headlines across the globe but for the foreseeable future we will still have drivers. The pressure then is how might some of the safety features of driverless cars be incorporated into conventional vehicles? Researchers from India describe a real-time automatic obstacle detection and alert system for driver assistance.
  • New smart system to reduce queues at roundabouts Mar 29, 2017
    Long queues at certain approaches to some roundabouts could be reduced using magnetic detection devices under the road surface, which would activate a traffic metering signal at another, less congested approach. Researchers have released a guide for technicians to implement this intelligent traffic system, already used on roundabouts in Australia and on various highway on-ramps.
  • Engineers dive into big data to develop better system to manage traffic incidents Mar 23, 2017
    Traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and better traffic management.
  • After the storm: Tips for surviving Old Man Winter's inconveniences Feb 9, 2017
    Experts share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and major accidents.
  • Mathematically optimizing traffic lights in road intersections Feb 3, 2017
    Traffic modeling has been of interest to mathematicians since the 1950s. Research in the area has only grown as road traffic control presents an ever-increasing problem. In a new paper, authors address the problem of computing optimal traffic light settings for urban road intersections by applying traffic flow conservation laws on networks.
  • 1000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips Feb 2, 2017
    The electronic data connections within microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists have created a light source that has the right characteristics: a nano-LED that is 1000 times more efficient than its predecessors, and is capable of handling gigabits per second.

Vehicles News -- ScienceDaily
  • Stringent exhaust gas tests for cars in Europe Yesterday
    As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. Researchers have already tested currently available cars with the new method – with alarming results.
  • In-flight, on-demand hydrogen production could mean 'greener' aircraft Monday
    Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet in-flight energy needs on commercial aircraft.
  • 5G enables precision road weather services, provides robot cars with the ability to hear Apr 20, 2017
    The 5G-Safe project, which aims to reduce traffic accidents, is currently being coordinated in Europe. This involves the development of new vehicular network solutions and the local road weather and safety services they enable, in support of drivers, road operators and autonomous vehicle management systems. The new services will require no action from motorists while driving -- data will be gathered and warnings will be sent to users automatically.
  • New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat Apr 13, 2017
    A new reconfigurable device that emits patterns of thermal infrared light in a fully controllable manner could one day make it possible to collect waste heat at infrared wavelengths and turn it into usable energy.
  • In-car cow avoidance Apr 7, 2017
    Driverless cars are hitting the headlines across the globe but for the foreseeable future we will still have drivers. The pressure then is how might some of the safety features of driverless cars be incorporated into conventional vehicles? Researchers from India describe a real-time automatic obstacle detection and alert system for driver assistance.
  • Renewable energy needed to drive uptake of electric vehicles Apr 4, 2017
    Plugging into renewable energy sources outweighs the cost and short driving ranges for consumers intending to buy electric vehicles, according to a new study. In a new article, experts say that environmental performance -- or being green -- was more important than price or range confidence for electric vehicle consumers.
  • Design could save truck fuel with turbulence-cutting electric wind generators Mar 28, 2017
    Researchers are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way vortex generators increase lift on airplane wings.
  • The world’s first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on Mar 23, 2017
    Nanocars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France). The vehicles, which consist of a few hundred atoms, will be powered by minute electrical pulses during the 36 hours of the race, in which they must navigate a racecourse made of gold atoms, and measuring a maximum of a 100 nanometers in length.
  • Tracing aromatic molecules in the early Universe Mar 22, 2017
    A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the early Universe, a study has found. That molecule is called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. On Earth it is also found in coal and tar. In space, it is a component of dust.
  • Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass Mar 13, 2017
    A team of scientists has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass.

Diseno-art
  • Transavia PL-12 Airtruk by Jeff Darling Feb 9, 2015
    The Transavia PL-12 Airtruk is an extremely odd-looking agricultural aircraft which was designed and built in Australia. The single-engine aircraft has a very short but deep fuselage and an unsual biplane wing layout. The PL-12 Airtruk was of metal construction with some panels, namely the engine cowling, rear fuselage and top decking made from fiberglass. ...Continue reading ‘Transavia PL-12 Airtruk’ »
  • Ford Focus RS Mk3 – AWD and with 315 horsepower by Jeff Darling Feb 4, 2015
    Ever since the first generation Ford Focus RS arrived in 2002, the car has been a little bit of a legend. The first generation model looked fairly unassuming, but with 212 hp and a 0-60 time of just 6.4 seconds, it was able to blow the doors off many unwary sports car drivers. The second ...Continue reading ‘Ford Focus RS Mk3 – AWD and with 315 horsepower’ »
  • Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow by Jeff Darling Feb 3, 2015
    The Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow is a specially modified Juke Nismo RS which has been adapted for powering through snow. The most obvious and significant modification to the vehicle are the four rubber tracks which replace the wheels. Aside from these, Nissan say the vehicle is ‘nearly’ stock. The Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow’s tracks come ...Continue reading ‘Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow’ »
  • Lexus LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo by Jeff Darling Feb 1, 2015
    The Lexus LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo concept is a fictional car developed for Polyphony Digital’s flagship driving simulator Gran Turismo 6. The Lexus LF-LC GT concept is, unsurprisingly, based on the LF-LC supercar, which the company unveiled to the world at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The LF-LC was developed by a team at ...Continue reading ‘Lexus LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo’ »
  • Chrysler TV-8 Nuclear-Powered Tank by Jeff Darling Jan 29, 2015
    The Chrysler TV-8 was an extremely strange-looking medium tank concept which was developed in the 1950s. But if it’s appearance was odd, it was nothing compared to the proposed power source, a nuclear fission-powered vapor-cycle power plant located towards the rear of the main compartment! Design work on the Chrysler TV-8 began in the early ...Continue reading ‘Chrysler TV-8 Nuclear-Powered Tank’ »
  • Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Concept by Jeff Darling Jan 28, 2015
    The Alpine Gran Turismo concept is a drop-dead gorgeous race car concept developed by a team of engineers and designers working Renault’s reborn sporting division, Alpine. The Alpine Gran Turismo concept currently only lives in the simulated racing environment that is Gran Turismo 6. The concept will be made available as part of a free ...Continue reading ‘Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Concept’ »
  • NFZ W48 Supercar Concept by Jeff Darling Jan 25, 2015
    The NFZ W48 is a wild concept supercar with almost a steam punk like vibe. Created by a Russian designer who goes by the cryptic name of ixlrlxi, the NFZ W48 is equally mysterious. The car looks like a weaponized Marussia supercar, or something Captain Nemo might take to a track day. The heavily protected ...Continue reading ‘NFZ W48 Supercar Concept’ »
  • Jaguar XD Hatchback rendered by Jeff Darling Jan 23, 2015
    With a resurgent Jaguar slowly filling in their lineup with more and more vehicles designed to compete with their German counterparts, it’s no wonder there’s some speculation on whether the company will go down-market (just a little) and offer something to compete with the likes of the BMW 1-Series or Audi A3. The Jaguar XD ...Continue reading ‘Jaguar XD Hatchback rendered’ »
  • Limited Edition McLaren 650S Le Mans by Jeff Darling Jan 21, 2015
    At the 1995 Le Mans 24 hour race, the McLaren F1 GTR came out victorious. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the win, and also as a way to shift a few more cars, McLaren has created a limited edition version of the McLaren 650S, the McLaren 650S Le Mans. The McLaren 650S Le Mans, ...Continue reading ‘Limited Edition McLaren 650S Le Mans’ »
  • Video: Kenyan Air Force jet buzzes airbase, stuff falls down by Jeff Darling Jan 20, 2015
    A pair of Kenyan Air Force Northrop F-5 Tiger II fighter jets buzzed their own airbase recently, resulting in some impromptu topiary of a nearby tree. The soldiers filming the event sure got a laugh out of it. But whoever is responsible for clearing up the mess probably won’t find it so funny. The Northrop ...Continue reading ‘Video: Kenyan Air Force jet buzzes airbase, stuff falls down’ »

Transportation - Google News
  • Surprise funding source keeps student transportation to 1 mile from school - Wicked Local Wareham 19 minutes ago
    Surprise funding source keeps student transportation to 1 mile from schoolWicked Local WarehamWAREHAM - Transportation and building maintenance were of chief concern as the Wareham School Committee reviewed and approved the $28 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year Wednesday night. The budget received an unexpected boost from an ...
  • Global Market for Transportation Predictive Analytics and Simulation Poised to Grow at 8.9% CAGR During 2017-2027 ... - Yahoo Finance Today 7:07 am
    Global Market for Transportation Predictive Analytics and Simulation Poised to Grow at 8.9% CAGR During 2017-2027 ...Yahoo FinanceAs the global transportation and logistic industry observes convergence through adoption of data-centric solutions, predictive analytics & simulation software are likely to be in great demand in the future. As a measure to improve efficiency of ...and more »
  • Escalator Steps Buckle at WTC Transportation Hub, 2 Hurt - U.S. News & World Report Today 6:16 am
    U.S. News & World ReportEscalator Steps Buckle at WTC Transportation Hub, 2 HurtU.S. News & World ReportAuthorities say two men suffered minor injuries when an escalator malfunctioned at New York's World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says several stair treads on the escalator buckled around 7 a.m.. | April 27 ...World Trade Center transportation hub escalator malfunctions, 2 hurtFox NewsEscalator buckles at World Trade Center Transportati...
  • Cooperative payload transportation with UAVs - Robohub Today 2:07 am
    RobohubCooperative payload transportation with UAVsRobohubCooperative transportation systems require a specific control and path planning strategy compared to single robots. Deformable solids act as passive loads that affect robot dynamics, and a proper coordination among robots is essential for an efficient ...
  • Commissioners involved in transportation planning - Ellwood City Ledger Today 1:08 am
    Ellwood City LedgerCommissioners involved in transportation planningEllwood City LedgerNow, there is a move by regional transportation entities to pursue more proposals for transportation as an economic development tool. The Regional Transportation Alliance of Southwestern Pennsylvania, working with the Allegheny Conference, has ...
  • Lower transportation costs could make Bakken oil more competitive - Williston Daily Herald Yesterday
    Lower transportation costs could make Bakken oil more competitiveWilliston Daily HeraldThe Director of the Department of Mineral Resources, Lynn Helms, said in talking with other CEOs in the industry, they are telling him that the lowered transportation costs Dakota Access brings are making the Bakken more competitive with other plays ...and more »
  • State transportation director: 'I've failed' to properly maintai - Hawaii ... - Hawaii News Now Yesterday
    State transportation director: 'I've failed' to properly maintai - Hawaii ...Hawaii News NowThe state's transportation department director is taking the blame for decades of deterioration at Hawaii's airports. "To be honest with you, I've failed," said Ford ...and more »
  • Automakers to meet with US transportation, EPA chiefs - Automotive News (subscription) (blog) Yesterday
    Automotive News (subscription) (blog)Automakers to meet with US transportation, EPA chiefsAutomotive News (subscription) (blog)WASHINGTON -- Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules that are a major piece of the climate change ...and more »
  • CA Legislative Update: Transit Passes, Transportation Commission Representation, Automated Speed Cameras - Streetsblog Los Angeles (blog) Yesterday
    Streetsblog Los Angeles (blog)CA Legislative Update: Transit Passes, Transportation Commission Representation, Automated Speed CamerasStreetsblog Los Angeles (blog)A deadline is looming for bills in the California legislature: all bills requiring some kind of fiscal appropriation must be passed by policy committees by this Friday, April 28, or wait for next year. That means the Assembly Transportation Committee ...
  • Transportation Bill, Top Priority In Colorado Statehouse, Fails - Aspen Public Radio Yesterday
    Aspen Public RadioTransportation Bill, Top Priority In Colorado Statehouse, FailsAspen Public RadioThe highest legislative priority for the governor and leaders in both parties -- transportation funding -- failed in the Republican- controlled Senate Finance Committee on April 25. Despite the backing of the Senate President, Democratic House Speaker ...Major transportation bill dies in Senate committee, lacking Republican supportThe Colorado IndependentFuture of Colorado roads uncertain after ...


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  1. ^ Transportation. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Transportation
  2. ^ Transportation. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/transportation