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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

modesblank.gif sea (nautical) | ground (terrestrial), train, automobile, cycle | air (aerial, aeronautical) | space (astral, astronautical)

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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
  • 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.
  • 'Takeover time' in driverless cars crucial to safety Jan 26, 2017
    The length of time needed for a driver to switch from automated vehicle control to manual vehicle control is crucial for the safety of future automated vehicles, research shows.
  • Car crash-test dummies move beyond young, thin and male Jan 23, 2017
    Using medical data collected by trauma experts, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today's drivers.
  • To each driver the appropriate vehicle Jan 18, 2017
    Bringing mobility into Germany’s transition to a new energy economy is a complex undertaking. While carmakers are developing more economical combustion engines and alternative drive systems, research establishments and companies are working on making more efficient use of vehicles. A new data logger simultaneously collects data from vehicles with combustion engines, electric drives, external sensors, and location data, and permits the development of new hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Now drivers can hear ambulances no matter how loud their music is playing Jan 16, 2017
    If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped already to receive warning signals on its audio system, thanks to a new solution developed by students in Sweden.
  • New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one third Jan 10, 2017
    Engineers have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by more than 30 percent.
  • Driverless platoons: Analysis finds autonomous trucks that drive in packs could save time and fuel Dec 21, 2016
    Engineers have studied a simple vehicle-platooning scenario and determined the best ways to deploy vehicles in order to save fuel and minimize delays. Their analysis shows that relatively simple, straightforward schedules may be the optimal approach for saving fuel and minimizing delays for autonomous vehicle fleets. The findings may also apply to conventional long-distance trucking and even ride-sharing services.
  • Hands-free just as distracting as handheld mobile phone use behind the wheel Dec 13, 2016
    Talking hands-free on a mobile phone while driving is just as distracting as a conversation using a hand-held phone, despite one being illegal and the other not, a road safety study has found.

Vehicles News -- ScienceDaily
  • Biocompatible 3-D tracking system has potential to improve robot-assisted surgery Friday
    The cutting-edge biocompatible near-infrared 3-D tracking system used to guide the suturing in the first smart tissue autonomous robot (STAR) surgery has the potential to improve manual and robot-assisted surgery and interventions through unobstructed 3-D visibility and enhanced accuracy, according to a new study.
  • Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane, captures carbon dioxide Feb 16, 2017
    When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there's a natural gas supply available.
  • How to decrease the mass of aircrafts Feb 8, 2017
    Scientists have created unique polymer matrices for polymer composites based on novel phthalonitrile monomers. The developed materials possess higher strength than metals, which helps to sufficiently decrease the mass of aircraft parts that operate at high temperatures.
  • Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life Feb 8, 2017
    A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers.
  • Advanced robotic bat's flight characteristics simulates the real thing Feb 1, 2017
    Researchers have developed a self-contained robotic bat -- dubbed Bat Bot (B2) -- with soft, articulated wings that can mimic the key flight mechanisms of biological bats.
  • Model driverless car regulations after drug approval process, AI ethics experts argue Jan 26, 2017
    Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new article, artificial intelligence ethics experts argue that current safety regulations do not plan for these systems and are therefore ill-equipped to ensure that autonomous systems will perform safely and reliably.
  • 'Takeover time' in driverless cars crucial to safety Jan 26, 2017
    The length of time needed for a driver to switch from automated vehicle control to manual vehicle control is crucial for the safety of future automated vehicles, research shows.
  • New metamaterial can switch from hard to soft -- and back again Jan 23, 2017
    When a material is made, you typically cannot change whether that material is hard or soft. But a group of researchers have developed a new way to design a 'metamaterial' that allows the material to switch between being hard and soft without damaging or altering the material itself.
  • Car crash-test dummies move beyond young, thin and male Jan 23, 2017
    Using medical data collected by trauma experts, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today's drivers.
  • To each driver the appropriate vehicle Jan 18, 2017
    Bringing mobility into Germany’s transition to a new energy economy is a complex undertaking. While carmakers are developing more economical combustion engines and alternative drive systems, research establishments and companies are working on making more efficient use of vehicles. A new data logger simultaneously collects data from vehicles with combustion engines, electric drives, external sensors, and location data, and permits the development of new hybrid and electric vehicles.

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
  • NJ agency paying millennials to throw parties and discuss transportation - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio Today 12:49 am
    New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioNJ agency paying millennials to throw parties and discuss transportationNew Jersey 101.5 FM RadioThe North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority wants you to throw a cocktail party — and they'll foot the bill! According to David Behrend, department director of communications and government affairs for the Authority, the Set the Table ...and more »
  • Car-tab fees up after passage of transportation package - The Daily Herald Yesterday
    Car-tab fees up after passage of transportation packageThe Daily HeraldKOMO TV reported that the increase in fees is connected to the passage of Sound Transit 3, a transportation package approved by voters in those counties in November. Driver Robert Klem says he expected his car tabs to go up by $100 to $200. But when he ...and more »
  • BART, transportation among issues A's tackling in ballpark search - Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Yesterday
    Comcast SportsNet Bay AreaBART, transportation among issues A's tackling in ballpark searchComcast SportsNet Bay AreaLong story short, there's still plenty of transportation and environmental issues to sort out before the A's settle on a site to build. In the meantime, fans will be in for a treat in the upcoming season when they arrive at the Coliseum. The A's gutted ...and more »
  • GE Transportation focuses on service as locomotive sales remain slow - GoErie.com Yesterday
    GoErie.comGE Transportation focuses on service as locomotive sales remain slowGoErie.comGE Transportation CEO Jamie Miller is shown recently in the Global Performance Optimization Center on GE's Lawrence Park Township manufacturing campus. Asked about the future of GE Transportation in the Erie region, Miller said: "Erie is a critical site.
  • Transportation, public safety focus of smart city development in Nevada - Las Vegas Review-Journal Saturday
    Las Vegas Review-JournalTransportation, public safety focus of smart city development in NevadaLas Vegas Review-JournalWhile representatives for Henderson, North Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission said they are still working to develop their area-specific definitions of what being a smart city means to them, the conversation is budding around improved ...
  • Police: Cab driver shot another cabbie during fare dispute outside ... - 6abc.com Saturday
    6abc.comPolice: Cab driver shot another cabbie during fare dispute outside ...6abc.comA cab driver was arrested after police say he shot another cabbie Saturday afternoon near the busy Frankford Transportation Center.Cab driver shot outside SEPTA Frankford station during argumentFOX 29 News Philadelphiaall 11 news articles »
  • Keep Buying Transportation Stocks - Seeking Alpha Saturday
    Keep Buying Transportation StocksSeeking AlphaHowever, there are plenty of indicators that go into more depth and tell us something about the fundamental strength of the transportation industry. Before I continue, I want to say that I added another leading indicator to all graphs you are about to see.
  • Trump's 'sanctuaries' crackdown imperils transportation projects ... - Politico Saturday
    PoliticoTrump's 'sanctuaries' crackdown imperils transportation projects ...PoliticoA tunnel under New York's Hudson River may be imperiled. In Los Angeles, millions of dollars could be at stake for port improvements. And other communities' ...and more »
  • Federal Highway Administration changes mentions of 'climate ... - Washington Post Friday
    Washington PostFederal Highway Administration changes mentions of 'climate ...Washington PostAfter Donald Trump won the presidency, the Federal Highway Administration switched the reference to “Climate Change” to “Resilience” in the name of a ...TRANSPORTATION: Highway agency drops mentions of climate ...E&E Newsall 2 news articles »
  • Transportation Sector Is Ready For Takeoff - Seeking Alpha Friday
    Seeking AlphaTransportation Sector Is Ready For TakeoffSeeking AlphaIYT is setting up for an imminent breakout based on an improved economy, anticipated infrastructure spending, decreased regulations and return of local manufacturing jobs. The DJ transportation aggregate forward P/E Ratio is 16.7, nowhere near the high ...


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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