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Newswise: Hazards Mapping, History and the Future of Rust Belt Cities

Article ID: 720192

Hazards Mapping, History and the Future of Rust Belt Cities

Michigan Technological University

Using geographic information systems (GIS) and archaeology to model industrial hazards in postindustrial cities to guide planning and development.

Released:
7-Oct-2019 8:40 AM EDT
Newswise: C’est La Vie: Historians Map French-speaking Migrations with Geospatial Tech

Article ID: 720212

C’est La Vie: Historians Map French-speaking Migrations with Geospatial Tech

Michigan Technological University

Understanding how French-speaking people migrated throughout North America from the 1600s to 1940 means tracking them at work, school and home spatially and archivally.

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4-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: New model proposes jets go superluminal in gamma-ray bursts

Article ID: 719414

New model proposes jets go superluminal in gamma-ray bursts

Michigan Technological University

Gamma-ray bursts may actually exceed the speed of light in surrounding gas clouds, but do so without violating Einstein's theory of relativity.

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25-Sep-2019 2:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Mechanism Modeling for Better Forecasts, Climate Predictions

Article ID: 719180

Mechanism Modeling for Better Forecasts, Climate Predictions

Michigan Technological University

Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists.

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18-Sep-2019 10:25 AM EDT
Newswise: The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

Article ID: 718781

The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

Michigan Technological University

In 1886, female students at Vassar College put on a parody of the opera "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The work reveals notions about who can or cannot do math. Sci comm researchers discovered the libretto in a used bookstore in 2005 as Vassar students and recently adapted the music for a combined performance-lecture.

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11-Sep-2019 7:20 AM EDT

Education

Newswise: The Secret Strength of Gnashing Teeth

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The Secret Strength of Gnashing Teeth

Michigan Technological University

Teeth and seashells can help make super strong glass., offering insight into finite element modeling for materials microarchitecture. Engineers use complex models to study the breaking point of brittle materials; the secret is found in the grinding of teeth.

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11-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717942

Mumbai Students Look for Geohazards on the Horizon

Michigan Technological University

A U.S. team is in Mumbai this month working on disaster management curriculum with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISS is the only institution in all of Mumbai — one of the world's largest cities with 19 million people — to offer a degree in disaster management.

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23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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