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Article ID: 697427

Four Ways the Electric System Can Better Integrate Microgrids

Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. electric system is adapting to a new wave of distributed energy resources, such as solar panels and energy storage. Some of these work together in localized networks known as microgrids — nearly 2,000 are now operating or planned across the country, according to one estimate. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory study the impact of microgrids and analyze ways to assimilate them smoothly within the larger electric system.

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13-Jul-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697188

University of Utah Law Professor Aids in Creation of Main Street Growth Act

University of Utah

Research by Jeff Schwartz, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has laid the foundation for legislation designed to promote the formation of venture exchanges as a way to rejuvenate struggling markets. The U.S. House of Representatives will discuss the Main Street Growth Act this week.

Released:
9-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 696682

Larson Transportation Institute Brings Big Win to Penn State and Mid-Atlantic Universities with USDOT Grant Award

Penn State College of Engineering

Improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure will be the primary focus of a multi-university transportation research program led by Penn State, as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) 2017 Region 3 University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program.

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26-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695688

Software can predict reliability of a city’s wastewater treatment

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Can urban treatment plants handle the growing amount of wastewater? This tool can determine how reliable aging plants are.

Released:
6-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694629

Papakonstantinou to Use NSF Career Award to Optimize Structural Life-Cycle Decision-Making

Penn State College of Engineering

Kostas Papakonstantinou, assistant professor of civil engineering at Penn State, will advance innovation in optimal structural engineering decision-making, thanks to a respected National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award.

Released:
15-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 694302

NASA Spacecraft Finds New Type of Magnetic Explosion

University of Delaware

Four NASA spacecraft have observed magnetic reconnection in a turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere known as the magnetosheath, the planet's first line of defense against the intensity of solar wind. The new insights could help us understand how such phenomena affect Earth's atmosphere.

Released:
9-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 693593

Constructing California's Future

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU construction management programs prepare students for the fastest-growing industry in California.

Released:
26-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 693209

University of Washington Professor's 'ArchitectureTalk' Podcast Explores Topics 'at the Edge of the Known'

University of Washington

Vikram Prakash of the University of Washington College of Built Environments says his weekly "ArchitectureTalk" podcast got its start, as many things do, from a student's idea.

Released:
19-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 693184

California's Next Major Earthquake Could Cause $100 Billion in Losses, Strand 20,000 in Elevators

University of Colorado Boulder

Northern California's next big earthquake could kill 800 people and cause more than $100 billion in economic losses. One in four buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area could be unsafe to re-enter after a major earthquake or would be otherwise limited in their usability.

Released:
19-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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