GPS http://wunc.org en GPS Improvements Could Reduce Plane Crashes http://wunc.org/post/gps-improvements-could-reduce-plane-crashes <p></p><p>Better GPS technology in the cockpits of small planes makes mid-air collisions less likely.</p><p>Researchers at NC State University say perceptual cues help pilots make better decisions on the fly: Cues like blinking or color coded icons.</p><p>David Kaber is a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State. He described some of the modifications his group added during simulations.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 12:50:39 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 36158 at http://wunc.org GPS Improvements Could Reduce Plane Crashes Tracking the Elderly http://wunc.org/post/tracking-elderly <p>How do older adults maintain healthy, sustainable lives? How does the community they live in come into play? These questions reach into the spheres of urban planning, development policy, and public policy. <a href="http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/ocsci/degree-programs/phd-Program-Description/current-graduate-student-bios/current-phd-graduate-student-bios/" target="_blank">Kendra Heatwole-Shank</a> explored these ideas and more by keeping track of some seniors with the help of GPS technology. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4245 at http://wunc.org