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Cal State Channel Islands Env. Science Professor Says Oroville Dam Crisis Directly Related to Climate Change; Citizens' Reactions Similar to Katrina.

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Oroville Crisis Exposes Need for Infrastructure Updates to Dam Spillways, Harkens Back to Johnstown, Pa. Catastrophe

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Natural Disasters Expert Available to Discuss Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

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Deep Foundations and Soil Mechanics Expert Available to Comment on Oroville Dam Spillway

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Expert Available to Speak on California Dams - Dr. Farshid Vahedifard Has Published Numerous Articles About California Infrastructure

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Birmingham Creates City Development Blueprint with World-Wide Dimension

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of investigating or diagnosing the challenges facing their home city that could be used to help improve the lives of city dwellers around the world.

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Extreme Space Weather-Induced Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily

New study finds more than half the loss occurs outside the blackout zone

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Tool Helps Cities to Plan Electric Bus Routes, and Calculate the Benefits

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Researchers have developed a new tool for cities to optimize electric bus systems, which has now been used in Sweden’s first wireless charging bus system, launched in December.

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Future ‘Smart Cities’ Should be Super-Connected, Green and Resilient

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When Superstorm Sandy lashed New Jersey in 2012, Narayan B. Mandayam lost power in his East Brunswick home for five days. Sandy sparked the Rutgers professor’s interest in helping to engineer smart cities, where everything is connected; renewable energy, green infrastructure and sustainability reign; and resilience after breakdowns, disasters and malicious attacks is critical.

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Robotic Bridge Inspection, Preservation Is Focus of New Transportation Center

Your commute to work may be smoother in the future, thanks to new federally funded research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.







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