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Article ID: 692098

What Lies Beneath: “Cognitive” Ground Penetrating Radar Could Vastly Speed Construction Site Inspection in Cities

University of Vermont

A “cognitive” ground-penetrating radar system could radically change the construction inspection process in cities, saving big money in the process. Using augmented reality goggles, a construction or utility worker will be able to peer six to 12 feet down on a dig site to see the welter of obstructions underneath – water, sewer and gas pipes, electric lines and electric generators – some dating to the 19th century, radically speeding the permitting process, which can 18 month or more now.

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3-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691861

Marking 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act: ‘Battle Not Yet Won’

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Law Professor Judith Fox, who directs the law school’s Economic Justice Clinic, says while much has been accomplished, the battle is not yet won and the issues minorities face today are simply less obvious.

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28-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691794

DHS and EPA Are Prepared to Restore Subways in the Event of a Bioterrorist Attack

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T completed in September 2017, a four-year Underground Transport Restoration project in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that studied and performed exercises to see how disease-causing microbes spread through subway systems; how they can be sampled and cleaned; and how long it takes to be cleaned.

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27-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691729

Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training

University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

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26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691260

Miami Bridge Collapse: Civil Engineer Available

Northwestern University

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16-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691243

Expert Available on Building Safer Pedestrian Bridges

Georgia State University

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15-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691246

Engineer Believes Design Fault May Be to Blame for Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

West Virginia University

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15-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691237

Missouri S&T Structural Engineer Available to Discuss Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Missouri University of Science and Technology

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15-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691047

Continued N.C. Economic Expansion Expected in 2018; Infrastructure Legislation Possible

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The North Carolina economy continues to grow, and legislators will soon consider whether infrastructure spending is around the corner, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.

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13-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690890

DHS S&T Keeps the Super Bowl Safe

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

More than 66,000 football fans poured into U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this past February and were able to enjoy the nation's 52nd Super Bowl in a safe and secure setting thanks to a few DHS S&T programs, which enhanced the overall security efforts were fielded before and during the big game.

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9-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST
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