Wednesday, December 26, 2012

UI's Transportation Institute Turns Research Into Real-World Applications

So what goes on at a 'transportation institute?' Research that turns into real-world applications, at least at the University of Idaho’s National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology.

The Spokesman-Review takes a look at what the institute does and it's quest to build cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines.

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