Timeout for Tech

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Rail and Wheel Fatigue Crack Defects Inspection Imperative

RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2023 ISSUE: Welcome to “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.” Each month, we examine a technology topic about which professionals in the railway industry have asked to learn more. This month, our subject is fatigue defects that form in railway wheels and rails.

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Welding Physics and CWR

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Welcome to “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.” Each month, we examine a technology topic about which professionals in the railway industry have asked

Figure 1. Correlation does not imply causation. Sales of fingerless gloves and cases of frostbitten fingers both increase in winter months. But fingerless gloves are not a cause of frostbite. (Courtesy of Gary T. Fry.)
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Timeout for Tech: Correlation vs. Causation

RAILWAY AGE JANUARY 2023 ISSUE: Welcome to “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.” Each month, we examine a technology topic that professionals in the railway industry have asked to learn more about. This month, we focus on the issue of correlation vs. causation and how to avoid a common pitfall—mistaking effects as causes.