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Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are working to make a better child safety seat. | Short Read
Researchers at UMTRI are crunching data to improve child safety in vehicles.

Any parent with a young child knows the frustrations of the child safety seat. They are not a one-size-fits-all solution and some studies show that 63-90% of safety seats are misused. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are working to change this. They observed parents as they installed a variety of safety seats in a variety of vehicles. What they saw laid the groundwork for recommendations to safety seat and automobile manufactures. They also developed an informative website for parents called Child Passenger Safety: Rationale for Best Practices.

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BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of. | Medium Read