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Las Vegas shootings, Las Vegas Massacre, Las Vegas shooting , Hurricane Aftermath, Trauma, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Reactions to Las Vegas Mass Shooting and Recent Hurricanes Vary Among Americans

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ocean observing, Hurricane, Prediction, Weather, GCOOS, Gulf Of Mexico, Harvey, Irma, lsu, Texas A&M, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics, Rosenstiel School, University Of Miami, IOOS

Helping Communities Weather the Storms

GCOOS collects data from more than 2,000 ocean sensors that play a critical role in hurricane forecasting and ensures that the information is timely, reliable, accurate and -- above all -- available to those working to understand ocean systems and subsequently provide better forecast data to save lives and protect coastal economies during hurricanes.

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Mayo Clinic Responds to Puerto Rico, Mexico City in Wake of Disasters

In response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and the damage to Mexico City from the recent earthquake, Mayo Clinic has extended its support through a $250,000 donation to Americares.

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APS Establishes Hurricane Relief Fund to Support Researchers Following Devastating Hurricane Season

The American Physiological Society (APS) has allocated $100,000 for a Hurricane Relief Fund to assist young APS member-researchers in their rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to $2,000, which are intended to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows impacted by the storms to replace belongings, pay for relocation costs and get back on their feet.

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Relaxing the Jones Act Would Provide Economic Relief for Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico, Says Expert

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North American Railroads, Weather, Safety, Railroad Bridges, Engineering, Hurricanes, structural analysis, Railroad safety, Railway engineering

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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Power in Puerto Rico – How ‘Nanogrids’ Could Help in the Future

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Texas Docs Care Offers Free Telemedicine Access for Hurricane Victims

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Hurricane evacuees living in Texas now can have free access to an ER physician via a video and text messaging app from CirrusMD through UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Texas Docs Care program.

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Water Is Essential for Life - in Both the Hurricane-Damaged U.S. and Around the World

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S&T-Funded Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quakes

Disaster relief workers searching for earthquake survivors in Mexico City are using technology developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.







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