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Chicago/Midwest Heat Wave Threatens Health with Dangerous Temps: Smart Grid Expert on Protecting Power, Life-Saving Air Conditioners

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Radiation Detection to Go

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A Sandia National Laboratories team completed acceptance testing on an enormous mobile scanner that makes smuggling radiological materials more difficult, the eighth such unit that Sandia has deployed worldwide.

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For Promising Hyperloop, the Devil Is in the Details

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Man-Made Quakes Could Lead to Safer, Sturdier Buildings

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Earthquakes never occur when you need one, so a team led by Johns Hopkins structural engineers is shaking up a building themselves in the name of science and safety. Using massive moving platforms and an array of sensors and cameras, the researchers are trying to find out how well a two-story building made of cold-formed steel can stand up to a lab-generated Southern California quake.

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Why Does Hot Weather Cause Power Outages?

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Hurricane Season: Predicting in Advance What Could Happen

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), jointly housed at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories, studies how hurricanes and other disasters disrupt critical infrastructure, such as roads, electricity and water systems.

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Tornado, Evacuation, Congress, Testimony, House Of Representatives, randy neugebauer, housescience, Mitigation, Oklahoma, Moore, el reno, ef-5, storm shelter, safe room, Shelter, Hurricane, ernst kiesling, Texas Tech, national wind institute

Texas Tech Expert Testifies Before Congress: Public Misinformation Is Greatest Challenge in Windstorm/Tornado Mitigation

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Environment, Sustainability, Economics, Co2 Emissions

Bigger Cities Don’t Always Equate to Energy Savings

It is a long-held assumption that large cities benefit from economies of scale. New research by Boise State University visiting professor of economics Michail Fragkias questioning this assumption could help shape how major cities are built and managed in the coming decades.

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Tesla Charging Stations: Consumers Should Be Wary of Hype and Safety, Says Expert

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Power Grid Getting Smarter with Big Battery in Salem

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Research conducted with a large new battery unveiled today in Oregon will help the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project make the electric system smarter and more efficient.







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