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Article ID: 666912

Future ‘Smart Cities’ Should be Super-Connected, Green and Resilient

Rutgers University

When Superstorm Sandy lashed New Jersey in 2012, Narayan B. Mandayam lost power in his East Brunswick home for five days. Sandy sparked the Rutgers professor’s interest in helping to engineer smart cities, where everything is connected; renewable energy, green infrastructure and sustainability reign; and resilience after breakdowns, disasters and malicious attacks is critical.

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22-Dec-2016 9:15 AM EST
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Article ID: 666744

A Tectonic Shift in Predicting Earthquakes, Volcanic Hazards

University of Delaware

A recent study by the University of Delaware's Jessica Warren and colleagues at two other universities provides a new data set that scientists can use to define a tectonic plate and predict future earthquake and volcanic hazards, where they might occur and how deep the devastation might be.

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19-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 666394

U-M Researchers Map New Zealand Landslides with Satellites, Drones, Helicopters, Hiking Boots

University of Michigan

A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New Zealand.

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13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 666350

Earthquake Faults Are Smarter Than We Usually Think

Northwestern University

Northwestern University researchers now have an answer to a vexing age-old question: Why do earthquakes sometimes come in clusters? The research team has developed a new computer model and discovered that earthquake faults are smarter -- in the sense of having better memory -- than seismologists have long assumed.

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12-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 666261

Martian Mountains, Manmade Earthquake Detection and More From the U at AGU

University of Utah

University of Utah researchers will be among the approximately 24,000 scientists convening in San Francisco for the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 12-16. Below are summaries of select presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary contact information. All times are in Pacific Standard Time.

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9-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 666257

Lori Dengler, Tsunami, Earthquake, Geophysics, and Natural Hazard Mitigation Expert From Humboldt State University.

Humboldt State University

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9-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 666209

Prof Steve WaiChing Sun Wins Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineering Prof Steve WaiChing Sun has won the Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award to model load response of granular materials; he is leading a combined experiential-modeling effort to help understand the high-strain-rate responses of wetted granular materials to impact loadings released into the soil, such as blasts, explosion, munitions, subsurface exploration, ground improvement, and ballistic vulnerability of military structures.

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8-Dec-2016 4:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 666139

Calif. State U Channel Islands Coastal Environmental Expert Says 6.8 Humboldt Quake Is Call to Strengthen Coastal Infrastructure Now, Especially with Sea Level Rise.

California State University, Channel Islands

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8-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 666138

Disaster Researcher Can Comment on Potential California Mega-Quake; Focuses on Evacuation Decision-Making and Response

University of Delaware

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8-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 665752

Ohio State Fans Generated Biggest “Fan Quakes” of the Season During the Michigan Game

Ohio State University

Even before the opening kickoff of the Ohio State-Michigan football game, fans' celebrations had broken all previous records for seismic energy generated by the biggest plays of the 2016 season.

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1-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
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