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Evacuating Older Adults and Their Furry Friends: FSU Study Finds Florida Needs More Pet-Friendly Shelters

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Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University.

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Exascale and the City

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The Argonne-led Multiscale Coupled Urban Systems project will create a computational framework for urban developers and planners to evaluate integrated models of city systems and processes.

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During Crisis, Exposure to Conflicting Information Is Linked to Stress, UCI-led study finds

Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social media reports from unofficial sources are more frequently exposed to rumors and experience greater distress, according to research led by the University of California, Irvine.

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‘Little Effect’ on Coal Jobs From Clean Power Plan Rollback, WVU Expert Says

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Timber Bridges Viable Option for Local Roads

Structural testing of a glulam timber girder bridge confirmed that they are viable, cost-effective options for replacing bridges on low-traffic county and township road.

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Professor on NMSU-UCLA Team Working on Augmented Reality, New Networks

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A New Mexico State University professor is working with researchers from UCLA to integrate augmented reality into new wireless edge networks thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation and Intel Corporation. Satyajayant Misra, NMSU associate professor of computer science, will lead the team’s investigation of the security challenges.

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Hurricane Aftermath: New Way to Assess Safety of Aging Timber Railroad Bridges

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There are about 100,000 railroad bridges in the U.S. and approximately 30,000 of them are constructed from timber. More than half of these timber bridges were built before 1920. North American railroad bridge owners are now mandated to closely assess the structural capacity of their bridges. Consequently, in order to comply, railroad companies need new and effective ways to help them improve and develop bridge safety.

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Columbia Engineers Win NSF grant to Study NYC Storm Surge Infrastructure Resilience

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.With so many hurricanes ravaging the Caribbean and the southern U.S., it has become clear that addressing threats to infrastructure is critical to keeping our communities safe, functional, and healthy. Storm surge has emerged as one of the most destructive forces on infrastructure, especially interconnected structures in cities. To address this issue, Columbia Engineering researchers recently won a NSF grant to study storm surge threats to New York City infrastructure.

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Mobile Microgrids Would Provide Rapidly Deployable Power Systems During Disaster Recovery

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Scott Montgomery Makes Case for Nuclear Power in New Book 'Seeing the Light'

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Nuclear power is not merely an energy option for the future, geoscientist Scott L. Montgomery writes in his new book, it is a life-saving and essential way for the world to provide energy and avoid "carbon and climate failure."







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