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Department Of Homeland Security, science & technology, Science & Technology Directorate, R&D, Subway, Infrastructure, resilient tunnel plug

A Simple Solution to Protect Critical Infrastructure

DHS S&T has a solution for stopping flooding in subway tunnels in the form of a giant inflatable plug that will seal them off and stop water from flowing throughout the subway system into stations and other subway lines.

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Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Environmental Science, Trees, tree, windthrow, Wind, Wind Damage, Atmosphere, Ecosystem, ecosystem health, Ecosystem Function, Tropics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, Berkeley Lab, El Nino, El Nino Events, Earth System, earth systems science, Storms, storm damage, Damage

If a Tree Falls in the Amazon

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For the first time, scientists pinpointed how often storms topple trees, helping to predict how changes in Amazonia affect the world.

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Rapid DNA Technology Makes Verifying Relationships Easier, Faster

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With results available in 90 minutes or less, S&T’s Rapid DNA technology can be used on the scene of mass fatality events, in refugee camps around the world, or at immigration offices.

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Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

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Wildfires are major polluters. Their plumes are three times as dense with aerosol-forming fine particles as previously believed. For the first time, researchers have flown an orchestra of modern instruments through brutishly turbulent wildfire plumes to measure emissions in real time. They have also exposed other never before measured toxins.

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Newly Transitioned Hurricane Decision Support Platform Gives Emergency Managers More Capabilities

By improving visualization of weather data and information, an Emergency Manager can review the various data sources more efficiently, and HV-X gives emergency managers more tools and capabilities to support their recommendations and decision making.

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University of Redlands Expert Says Defunding the Earthquake Early Warning System Puts Lives at Risk

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UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2017 Hurricane Season

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Experts from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences can provide insight about hurricane preparation, agricultural crops, tree damage, hurricane-proofing your home and more.

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WVU Professor’s Patented System Could Save Lives and Make Cities More Resilient After Natural Disasters

West Virginia University professor Hota GangaRao and Praveen Majjigapu, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering, have developed a system that will increase the strength and endurance of structures in earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other large blasts, helping communities prevent catastrophe. The system is also beneficial for repairing historic or aging structures.

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Citizen Science Campaign to Aid Disaster Response

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For the next few weeks researchers are testing a new system to aid disaster damage mapping, providing much-needed real-time data to help communities recover and rebuild after disaster.

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Long Range AUV Will Help Coast Guard "See" and Respond to Ocean Spills and Disasters Faster

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We are creating robotic systems that are small, mobile, connected, and enduring, making them a perfect match for the remote Arctic to give the USCG the ability to understand an incident while there is still time to react.







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