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Article ID: 683162

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

University of California, Irvine

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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16-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 682673

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

West Virginia University

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11-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 682637

Timber Bridges Viable Option for Local Roads

South Dakota State University

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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10-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682406

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

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

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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5-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681826

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

Florida Atlantic University

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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26-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681710

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

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

.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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25-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681614

Mobile Microgrids Would Provide Rapidly Deployable Power Systems During Disaster Recovery

Arizona State University (ASU)

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21-Sep-2017 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681605

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

University of Washington

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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21-Sep-2017 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681443

DHS S&T Announces Dual Licensing of Transition to Practice Program Technologies

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T today announced that for the first time two of its Transition to Practice (TTP) program cybersecurity technologies have been commercialized simultaneously by a single company.

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20-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681315

DHS S&T Awards $4.8 Million to Center for Innovative Technology to Enhance Smart Cities

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today a $4.8 million contract award to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Herndon, Virginia, to apply cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to first responders and the commercial marketplace.

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18-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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