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Engineers Make Tools for Data-Driven Decision Making

From energy to water to food, civil engineering projects greatly impact natural resources. One engineer hopes that other engineers can step up to the challenge to help make decisions clearer, if not easier. Using a sustainability-based optimization...
12-Nov-2019 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hazards Mapping, History and the Future of Rust Belt Cities

Using geographic information systems (GIS) and archaeology to model industrial hazards in postindustrial cities to guide planning and development.
7-Oct-2019 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
4-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New model proposes jets go superluminal in gamma-ray bursts

Gamma-ray bursts may actually exceed the speed of light in surrounding gas clouds, but do so without violating Einstein's theory of relativity.
25-Sep-2019 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mechanism Modeling for Better Forecasts, Climate Predictions

Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists.
18-Sep-2019 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

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...
11-Sep-2019 7:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Secret Strength of Gnashing Teeth

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...
11-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mumbai Students Look for Geohazards on the Horizon

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...
23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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