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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.

3-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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.

3-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 705228

Nursing instructor changed forever by hurricane relief work

Wichita State University

Wichita State University nursing instructor Richard Nold spent two weeks in North Carolina providing medical assistance to victims of Hurricane Florence. He describes the experience as tough but rewarding.

11-Dec-2018 10:10 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705109

Houses in Hurricane Strike Zones Are Built Back Bigger

University of Southampton

A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm.

7-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704144

Organizations with broad social ties improve outcomes for communities recovering from natural disasters

University at Buffalo

The most equitable recoveries following a natural disaster where in places that saw an increase in organizations that have a broad, crosscutting presence. In order to encourage a wide economic recovery, communities should think about activating advocacy organizations, such as environmental groups, political organizations and human-rights groups.

16-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 703992

S&T-sponsored Technology Assesses Bridge Safety after Powerful Storms

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Loose or loosening soil is often the culprit in weakening bridge stability. Thus, an instrument that can quickly assess the soil conditions around bridge pillars became a top priority for DHS S&T, as well as state and local governments.

14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703204

Surface Water and Flood Dynamics Increase Population Vulnerability to Waterborne Disease and Climate Change

Virginia Tech

They discovered that increases in diarrheal disease cases were closely tied to periods of rainfall, flood recession, and changes in surface water quality, with a 1 meter drop in river height in the dry season associated with a staggering 16.7 percent increase in diarrheal disease in children under 5.

2-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 703481

S&T, N.C. Partner to Test Flood Sensors, Build Resilience

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To mitigate the impact of flood disasters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has initiated multiple projects across the nation through its Flood Apex Program.

6-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 702497

Rising Temperatures and Human Activity are Increasing Storm Runoff and Flash Floods

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineers show for the first time that runoff extremes have dramatically increased in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings demonstrate a large increase in precipitation and runoff extremes driven by human activity and climate change.

19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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