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Scientists can make mistakes, but it’s important to keep an open mind and curious approach when conducting research. (Shutterstock)

In science, it’s better to be curious than correct

Mistakes can be made during scientific research with devastating effects. Keeping an open mind to the possibility of error and correcting immediately can make the difference between life and death.
New technology can be distracting for drivers. Engineers need to think more about the human experience when designing workplace and transportation technology. Shutterstock

Impaired on the job or behind the wheel? It’s not just a cannabis problem

The legalization of cannabis has started a discussion about on-the-job impairment. But drugs are not the only problem. Engineers should design workplaces that minimize the potential for human error.

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