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Article ID: 570649

What Can Corporate America Learn From the Chilean Miners?

Saint Joseph's University

Leadership is everywhere. Nowhere was this more evident than in the belly of the Chilean mine in the weeks and months following the Aug. 5 collapse. “Corporate America has a lot to learn from the Chilean miners,” says Ron Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University who studies leadership.

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10-Nov-2010 1:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 569978

Psychologist Explores Motivations Behind 2007 Cyberattack on Estonia

University of Alabama

In April 2007, the government of Estonia decided to move a statue honoring Russian soldiers who died in World War II out of the capital of Tallinn. Angry ethnic Russians throughout the world launched a cyberattack on the small Baltic nation, crippling its cyber infrastructure for four days. Why did such an attack happen? And can it happen again?

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22-Oct-2010 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 569555

Why It's Hard to Crash the Electric Grid

University of Vermont

Study shows why terrorists would have a hard time bringing down the US electric grid.

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12-Oct-2010 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 569235

Poverty Grows in Suburbs, but Social Services Don’t Keep Up

University of Chicago

Poverty has grown in America’s suburbs during the recent economic downturn, but poor people in many suburban communities are finding it hard to get the help they need. Poverty rates grew quickly in the suburbs of the largest metropolitan areas during the 2000s, and by 2008, the number of suburban poor exceeded the number of city poor by 1.5 million.

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4-Oct-2010 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 569253

FSU Spin-Off Company to Play Lead Role in Protecting Nation's Ports

Florida State University

Pulling it together was a Herculean task that took some five years to complete, but now a massive training curriculum designed by Florida State University researchers to ensure the security of the nation’s 350 commercial ports is about to enter the marketplace.

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5-Oct-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 568751

Failing Infrastructure Damaging to Nation’s Economic Prosperity

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Civil Engineers says new transportation index sends a clear message to congress and the white house.

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23-Sep-2010 2:00 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 568475

NIST Data: Enabling the Technical-Basis for Evacuation Planning of High-Rise Buildings

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers at NIST are stepping up the pace for designing safer building evacuations by releasing large, numerical datasets tracking the movement of people on stairs during high-rise building evacuation drills.

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16-Sep-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 563933

GW Professor, Expert on Workplace Safety, to Testify at Subcommittee Hearing on Modernizing Whistleblower Protections

George Washington University

GW Professor Dr. Celeste Monforton, an expert on worker safety, will testify at a congressional hearing on a proposal to strengthen protections for workers who blow the whistle on dangerous workplace conditions. She will speak as an advocate for families of workers killed, and those who are seriously injured or become ill on the job. Dr. Monforton’s research and her career have focused on occupational safety, and more specifically, mine safety.

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27-Apr-2010 4:00 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 563847

Causes and Consequences of the Helium-3 Supply Crisis

Washington University in St. Louis

Industries such as nuclear detection, oil and gas, and medical diagnostics could face crippling shortages of Helium 3, a nuclear weapons production byproduct that has become increasing scarce.

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23-Apr-2010 9:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 563716

Research Restores Credit for an Engineering Feat

Case Western Reserve University

New research found documents that prove Alfred L. Rives was the designer and lead builder of the Cabin John Bridge, for 40 years the longest single-span stone bridge in the world and the longest in the U.S. still today. Rives was denied credit after joining the Confederacy.

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21-Apr-2010 11:40 AM EDT
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