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Article ID: 712631

VORTEX-SE delivers tornado formation research

University of Alabama Huntsville

Scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are publishing research about tornado formation resulting from the multiyear Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment Southeast (VORTEX-SE) program.

9-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711869

Researchers Use Shake-Table Testing To Improve Disaster Recovery

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M researchers use shake-table testing to understand how urban wood-based structures sustain damage from earthquakes, and how to repair them more efficiently.

24-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711736

Engineers Study Failed Levees, Research Potential Solutions

Iowa State University

Cassandra Rutherford, an Iowa State geotechnical engineer, has inspected failed levees along Midwestern rivers. And now she's working with other engineers to develop technologies that could improve levee performance.

22-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 711711

Lessons from Hurricane Maria: Radiation oncologists offer tips to better prepare clinics for catastrophic events

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, radiation oncologists from the mainland United States and Puerto Rico prepared a set of crisis-planning tips for radiation therapy clinics to minimize gaps in cancer treatment after a catastrophic event. Their emergency preparedness suggestions were published online April 15 in Practical Radiation Oncology.

22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    16-Apr-2019 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 711152

How to Defend the Earth from Asteroids

American Physical Society (APS)

The Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth’s atmosphere in February 2013; to prevent another such impact, Amy Mainzer and colleagues use a simple yet ingenious way to spot these tiny near-Earth objects as they hurtle toward the planet. She will outline the work of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office this week at the APS April Meeting in Denver -- including her team’s NEO recognition method and how it will aid the efforts to prevent future Earth impacts.

11-Apr-2019 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 710968

New open-source software predicts impacts of extreme events on grids

Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new, free, open-source software reliably predicts how damage from hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, and other extreme events will restrict power delivery from utility grids. The Severe Contingency Solver for Electric Power Transmission is the only software available—commercially or open-source—that reliably supports analysis of extreme events that cause widespread damage.

9-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710904

Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

University of Notre Dame

According to the Notre Dame study, 62 percent of coastal homeowners are not considering taking any action to reduce the vulnerabilities of their homes or enhance protections against future hurricanes.

8-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 710593

Researchers use artificial intelligence to design flood evacuation plans

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Artificial intelligence may soon help transportation agencies and first responders determine the best evacuation routes during floods such as those affecting portions of Missouri and the Midwest, thanks to the work of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Drs. Suzanna Long and Steve Corns of Missouri S&T’s engineering management and systems engineering department are using a form of AI known as deep learning to develop forecasting tools to integrate water level rate of change as part of evacuation routing planning in flood-prone areas.

2-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710537

Merged satellite, ground data may forecast volcanic eruptions

Cornell University

Cornell University postdoctoral researcher Kevin Reath has merged 17 years of satellite data on volcanoes with ground-based detail to form a model for state-of-the-art volcanic eruption prediction.

1-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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