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Article ID: 709208

Predicting Hope

University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

The devastation of the Peruvian floods of March 2017 caused native and University of Oklahoma Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor, Salazar-Cerreno, to look for ways to apply his expertise to help improve weather decision making and warnings.

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7-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708886

A Simplified Way to Predict the Function of Microbial Communities

Department of Energy, Office of Science

A pioneering study offers an easier approach to study how microbes work and could help scientists advance models of the cycling of elements and nutrients in frequently flooded soils.

Released:
6-Mar-2019 2:55 PM EST
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    1-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708244

As Floodwaters Rise, So Do Dermatologic Conditions

American Academy of Dermatology

As more frequent and intense flooding events have occurred in recent years, both disaster victims and relief workers have experienced significant dermatologic problems.

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26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
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    13-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707711

In Disasters, Twitter Influencers Get Out-Tweeted

University of Vermont

A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest U.S. natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research, in PLOS ONE, finds that Twitter users with small networks (100-200 followers) increase activity more than those with larger networks in these situations. It also finds that each disaster type (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods) has a unique pattern of social media use.

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7-Feb-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 706832

Society for Risk Analysis to Host Fifth World Congress on Risk

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), the world’s leading authority on risk and risk analysis, will host the Fifth World Congress on Risk, in partnership with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

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22-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST
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    8-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705982

Texas expert has big plans as UAH director of Unmanned Aerial Systems Programs

University of Alabama Huntsville

Jerry Hendrix has joined the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its director of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Programs responsible for UAS research.

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3-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705957

URI scientists model Anak Krakatau volcano, tsunami to better prepare U.S. for future tsunamis

University of Rhode Island

The recent eruption of Anak Krakatau – which means “son of Krakatau” – is providing URI researchers Stephan Grilli and Steven Carey with a new opportunity to gain additional insights and create models that they hope will help the United States better prepare for future tsunamis.

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3-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

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