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Article ID: 708876

Dealing with the fallout in Fukushima–Part 1

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Mar. 11 marks the 8th anniversary of Japan’s Tohuku earthquake. The tsunami that followed led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which spread radioactive materials throughout the area. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Mar. 1 blog explores the impact this has had on the farming village of Iitate, Japan.

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4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708558

S&T Robot Test Standards Adopted in Japan’s Fukushima Decades-long Cleanup Efforts

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed standard test methods for robots, which the Japanese government is now beginning to apply directly to their Fukushima cleanup efforts.

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22-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707496

MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor

Princeton University

Seismologists use waves generated by earthquakes to scan the interior of our planet, much like doctors image their patients using medical tomography. Earth imaging has helped us track down the deep origins of volcanic islands such as Hawaii, and identify the source zones of deep earthquakes.

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4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707140

Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath included spike in heart disease hospitalizations

Tufts University

Hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease rose precipitously in Orleans and Jefferson parishes after Hurricane Katrina. The increase in rates lasted for more than one month after landfall and rates were higher among the older black population, compared to the older white population.

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31-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST
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    25-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706882

Birth Rates in Fukushima City Before, After Nuclear Disaster

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. This observational study examined associations between the earthquake and power plant disaster with birth rates in Fukushima City, the capital of the prefecture.

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22-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 706601

Waiting for the complete rupture

ETH Zürich

In April 2015, Nepal - and especially the region around the capital city, Kathmandu - was struck by a powerful tremor. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 destroyed entire villages, traffic routes and cultural monuments, with a death toll of some 9,000.

Released:
16-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705988

Keeping the lights on in a disaster

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Founded by the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, the Cascadia Lifelines Program seeks solutions to improve the performance of critical infrastructure during earthquakes. Through the program, Oregon State graduate student Vishvas Chalishazar is working with PGE to preemptively make local power grids more resilient.

Released:
7-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705585

Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geosciences reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault’s slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones.

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17-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

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