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Article ID: 684862

New Studies Present Models and Strategies for Creating a More Resilient Power System

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all other critical infrastructures, disruption in the electric power sector can adversely affect our national security, public health, and the environment, and have adverse socio-economic impacts on our society. Without the ability to mitigate extreme weather, we must address these threats and their effects head-on. These risks will be examined during several presentations at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

Released:
9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 684872

Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and the institutional infrastructure failures that led to the Flint water crisis will be discussed at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

Released:
9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released:
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 684623

Infrastructure Optimization Tool From Sandia Helps Design Future Bases

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories has been helping the Army’s Product Directorate Contingency Base Infrastructure identify the best equipment for temporary bases overseas since 2013. For the first time, a Sandia-designed software tool is being used to recommend the core set of equipment for bases to be built in 2020 and beyond.

Released:
6-Nov-2017 9:50 AM EST

Article ID: 684426

New Turnout Ensemble Aims to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risk

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

A new suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) may provide additional protection for firefighters from exposure to carcinogenic vapors and particulate matter at incident sites.

Released:
1-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684298

New York First Responders Train for Critical Incident Response at Grand Central Terminal, Test New Tech

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

New York City emergency responders conducted a critical incident training exercise early Sunday morning at Grand Central Terminal, and tested out some new technologies provided by DHS S&T.

Released:
31-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684292

Join Us LIVE to Talk Critical Infrastructure

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Join us for a live Facebook Tech Talk on November 9 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about NPPD and S&T’s roles in securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and how we work to make it more resilient.

Released:
31-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684113

ORNL, City of Oak Ridge Partner on Sensor Project to Capture Trends in Cities

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are partnering with the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to develop UrbanSense, a comprehensive sensor network and real-time visualization platform that helps cities evaluate trends in urban activity. The platform collects open-source population, traffic and environmental data in cities and delivers real-time dynamics to users via an online dashboard.

Released:
30-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 683844

Partnership Lays Groundwork for Self-Driving Vehicles

University of Alabama

Advanced technology used to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Released:
25-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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