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Article ID: 574382

Structural Engineer, Loading Expert Available to Comment on Stability of Nuclear Reactors

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Panneer Selvam, professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, is available to discuss structural stability of reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan. Selvam has taught structural loading 20 years. His research has focused on methods for obtaining design loadings for wind, earthquakes and other natural disasters relevant to national and local building codes. He uses computer simulation in nanostructures to model the effect of natural forces on buildings.

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14-Mar-2011 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 574367

Japan's Reactor Safety Precautions Put to Test, American Public's Perception of Nuclear Reactors Contingent on Outcome

Kansas State University

The outcome of Japan's compromised nuclear reactors could steer public perception of nuclear reactors in America.

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14-Mar-2011 11:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 574250

Labor Unions’ Past Messages Could Reshape Public Image

Butler University

Public support of labor unions has reached its lowest level in a quarter century. According to a February 2011 Pew Research Poll Center poll, only 45 percent of respondents expressed positive views of unions. In his studies of major speeches of the American labor movement, Casey Kelly, Ph.D., a communication instructor for Butler University, has found some key historic messages that unions might use to regain support.

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9-Mar-2011 3:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 573211

Expert: Roof Collapses Predictable in Record Snowy Winter

University of New Hampshire

A structural engineering professor at the University of New Hampshire is available to discuss two hazards of this season’s record snowfalls: roof collapses and ice dams. Ray Cook, assistant professor of civil engineering, can discuss the science behind this winter’s many roof collapses and give advice for preventing them.

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8-Feb-2011 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 573196

Innovation Coalition to Meet With Lawmakers in D.C.

Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Innovation leaders will educate the 112th Congress about innovation at the 2011 Innovation Coalition Fly-In Meeting, February 16, 2011. Lawmakers and their staffs will be briefed about the innovation process and why innovation is so important in creating a thriving economy.

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8-Feb-2011 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 573068

U.S. High-Speed Rail Plans Are on the Wrong Track

Cornell University

R. Richard Geddes, associate professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University and author of “The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure,” raises doubts about President Obama’s call for the development of an intercity high-speed rail network in the United States.

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3-Feb-2011 12:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 572989

New Infrastructure Sustainability Measuring System

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

A new, independent non-profit organization tasked with developing and administering a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure—the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)—will hold its first board meeting later this week on February 8 and 9. The organization was founded by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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1-Feb-2011 4:00 PM EST
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How Public Transportation in the Philippines Is Being Transformed to Keep Kids in the Classroom

Mount Holyoke College

JeepNeed, an innovative science education program created by two young women, transforms Jeepneys--a common form of transportation in the Philippines--into a powerful tool to combat the country's high drop-out rate.

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31-Jan-2011 2:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 572676

Engineers Increasing Wireless Speed

Virginia Tech

In the first phase of a more than two-year study funded by InterDigital, Virginia Tech researchers have made great strides in the development of more reliable and efficient spectrum sensing techniques that will be needed to meet the ever-expanding demand for wireless technologies.

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24-Jan-2011 7:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 572659

What You Need to Know About Preventing an Infant Abduction

LifeBridge Health

The story of Carlina White has brought new light to the subject of infant abduction. To protect their infants, the Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore says all parents need to know and follow these tips.

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21-Jan-2011 3:30 PM EST
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