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Article ID: 699846

Disaster Researchers Offer Safety Guidelines as Hurricane Season Arrives

University of Delaware

Tricia Wachtendorf and Jim Kendra, co-directors of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, offer preparedness guidelines for hurricane season based on their experience and studies of major events. They are experts on evacuation decision-making and response during disasters.

Released:
30-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699677

Manmade Mangroves Could Get to the ‘Root’ of the Problem for Threats to Coastal Areas

Florida Atlantic University

With threats of sea level rise, storm surge and other natural disasters, researchers are turning to nature to protect humans from nature. Using bioinspired materials that mimic mangrove trees, they are creating mangrove-like structures that can be used for erosion control, coastal protection, and habitat reconstruction. Structures like seawalls are expensive to build, raise environmental concerns, and obstruct the natural landscape. The prototype they have developed is scalable, smaller, simpler to use and cost effective.

Released:
29-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699678

DHS Awards $199K for Development of Energy Harvesting Fabric

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $199,260 to Boston-based Protect the Force, Inc. for the development of photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesting fabrics.

Released:
28-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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