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Article ID: 713894

It’s Alive! UNH Researchers Create Innovative “Living” Bridge

University of New Hampshire

Engineers at the University of New Hampshire have designed a unique living laboratory on a heavily traveled iconic bridge which could change the way infrastructure is viewed. The Memorial Bridge, which links Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Kittery, Maine, has been outfitted with data sensors that have transformed it into a self-diagnosing, self-reporting “smart” bridge that captures a range of information from the health of the span to the environment around it.

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4-Jun-2019 9:40 AM EDT
Newswise: ‘Major Step Forward’: Mechanical Engineer Developing a More Accurate Failure Prediction Model for Ductile Metals

Article ID: 713581

‘Major Step Forward’: Mechanical Engineer Developing a More Accurate Failure Prediction Model for Ductile Metals

Northern Arizona University

Heidi Feigenbaum, a professor at Northern Arizona University, received a $544,758 grant from the U.S. Department of the Army to develop a mathematical model that will more accurately predict how the materials in bridges, pipes and other infrastructure will react to stressors with the goal of building safe and cost-effective projects.

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28-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: As Climate Changes, Small Increases in Rainfall May Cause Widespread Road Outages
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    8-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712520

As Climate Changes, Small Increases in Rainfall May Cause Widespread Road Outages

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. The model combined data on road networks with the hills and valleys of topography to reveal “tipping points” at which even small localized increases in rain cause widespread road outages.

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7-May-2019 3:10 PM EDT
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26-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Tracking urban gentrification, one building at a time
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    13-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709272

Tracking urban gentrification, one building at a time

PLOS

A new deep-mapping computer model can detect visual changes to individual properties, allowing researchers to more-rapidly track gentrification within neighborhoods and cities, according to a study published March 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Lazar Ilic, Michael Sawada, and Amaury Zarzelli of the University of Ottawa, Canada.

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7-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Newswise: A “Post-Antibiotic World?”

Article ID: 709212

A “Post-Antibiotic World?”

University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. These products are often reintroduced to the environment and water supply, potentially resulting in the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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6-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707319

How Innovative Funding Sources Can Secure Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

HARC released a special report today for public and private sector leaders that addresses how to fund critical infrastructure required to maintain the safety and well-being of cities and communities. The Green Paper is entitled “Funding Resilience in the Greater Houston Region: Synopsis from a Public-Private Sector Workshop.”

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31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

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