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Who’s Making Sure the Power Stays On?

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Electricity systems in the United States are so haphazardly regulated for reliability, it’s nearly impossible for customers to know their true risk of losing service in a major storm.

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Power Outages May Become Worse Absent Upgrades to National, State Reliability Rules

Researchers who studied the national and state regulations that are supposed to ensure a reliable electricity system throughout the United States have concluded that important upgrades are needed in the way the reliability of the systems is measured along with new standards to prevent outages.

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As Urban Cyclists Multiply, He Explains Why

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Robert Schneider, a professor at UW-Milwaukee who researches experience in sustainable transportation, explains how improved infrastructure, in-town redevelopment and changing attitudes are getting more people nationwide traveling on two wheels to get to work.

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Drexel Univ. Civil Engineering Expert Available to Comment on Amtrak Derailment

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#GWU Expert Available Tomorrow (Thursday) to Comment on Transportation Engineering in #Amtrak Train Crash

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Kansas State University UAS Experts Offer Insight on New FAA Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members are attending the conference and have shared their comments on the announcement.

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Could Mobile Phone Data Help Bring Electricity to the Developing World?

In a new study, researchers used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of electrification options for rural communities in Senegal, demonstrating a potentially valuable approach to using data to solve problems of development.

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What Type of Soils Provide Good Building Foundations

Strength, stability, water drainage and other factors important.

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The Cost of Staying Cool When Incomes Heat Up

The demand for more “AC” will also cause consumers to use more electricity causing stress on energy prices, infrastructure, and environmental policy, according to a new study.

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Digital in-Line Holography Helps Researchers 'See' Into Fiery Fuels

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Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed 3-D measurement techniques based on digital in-line holography because it’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in such extreme cases.