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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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Article ID: 681258

Cleaning Up Subways: Sandia’s 20-Year Mission to Stop Anthrax in Its Tracks

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories engineer Mark Tucker has spent much of the past 20 years thinking about incidents involving chemical or biological warfare agents, and the best ways to clean them up. Tucker’s current project focuses on cleaning up a subway system after the release of a biological warfare agent such as anthrax.

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18-Sep-2017 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681149

U.S. Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities: Fail

Washington University in St. Louis

The United States earns failing grades when it comes to the number of people walking to work and school and the number of walkable communities, finds a new national report. Amy Eyler, associate professor at the Brown School, serves on the advisory panel for the National Walking and Walkable Communities Report Card, released Sept. 14.

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14-Sep-2017 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681124

After Irma and Harvey, Time to ‘Collaborate with Nature’

Northwestern University

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14-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 680976

Research Experts on Flood Impacts to Infrastructure, Contaminants, Flood Policies and FEMA

Vanderbilt University

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12-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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