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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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Article ID: 563409

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Says SILEX Needs a Careful Look

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

As global leaders discuss ridding the world of nuclear weapons, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory (NRC) Commission has acknowledged that a new laser technology— which could lead to even more global proliferation – deserves a closer examination.

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13-Apr-2010 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 563133

Bridges in Trouble: Diagnosing Their Ills from a Distance

Michigan Technological University

Tess Ahlborn believes we could learn a lot from bridges, if only we could hear what they have to say. She aims to find the best ways to listen in.

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7-Apr-2010 1:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 563113

Expert Commentary: Deadly West Virginia Mining Accident Reminiscent of Past Disaster

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Professor of Labor History Colin Davis, Ph.D., says this week’s mining disaster in West Virginia is reminiscent of one of the nation’s most deadly mining accidents that occurred in 1907.

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7-Apr-2010 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532680

Engineering Professors Developing Monitoring Techniques in Evaluation of W.Va. Bridges

Drexel University

Drexel University engineers are researching methods to establish the safe load capacity of aging concrete bridges in West Virginia.

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21-Aug-2007 5:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532258

Prof Develops System to Remotely Monitor Bridges

Clarkson University

A Clarkson University professor, operating under a state-funded research grant, has developed a system that allows for remote monitoring of bridges using a dense network of wireless sensors. The work is part of an effort to increase the way state and county departments of transportation in New York State keep track of its bridge inventory.

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7-Aug-2007 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532239

Full-time Sensors Can Detect Bridge Defects

Sandia National Laboratories

A Sandia team is developing and evaluating networks of small, permanently mounted sensors that could soon check continuously for the formation of structural defects in I-beams and other critical structural supports of bridges and highway overpasses, giving structural engineers a better chance of heading off catastrophic failures.

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7-Aug-2007 8:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532231

Bridge Skin Could Reveal Cracks and Corrosion Beneath

University of Michigan

A new "skin" for bridges, buildings and airplanes could be a sixth sense for inspectors looking for cracks and corrosion that could lead to a catastrophic failure like the recent Minneapolis bridge collapse.

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6-Aug-2007 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532200

Civil Infrastructure Integrity and Testing Experts Available

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL civil infrastructure experts are available to reporters to discuss the development and deployment of sensor technology for evaluating material degradation associated with failure in steel, concrete, composite and other structures.

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4-Aug-2007 6:30 PM EDT
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