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UT director of Center for Transportation Research David Clarke can discuss expected Amtrak investigation report and rail safety issues

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Black Lives Matter Movement, Disregard for Class, Disregard for Color, Flint, Michigan, water crisis, Love Canal

Government Decisions in Flint’s Water Crisis Guided by Disregard for Class and Color

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Urban Sprawl Stunts Upward Mobility, U Study Finds

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A recent study by University of Utah Department of City & Metropolitan Planning professor Reid Ewing and his colleagues in Utah, Texas and Louisiana, tested the relationship between urban sprawl and upward mobility for metropolitan areas in the United States. The study examined potential pathways through which sprawl may have an effect on mobility and uses mathematical models to account for both direct and indirect effects of sprawl on upward mobility.

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Realistic Data Needed to Evolve the 21st Century Power Grid

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PNNL is helping to create open-access power grid datasets for use in testing new grid technologies.

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Cyber Security, power grid security, Computer Engineering

Iowa State Engineers Build Cyber Security Testbed to Help Protect the Power Grid

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Iowa State engineers have built the "PowerCyber" testbed to help researchers, industry engineers and students learn to protect the cyber security of the power grid. The end goal is to help create a future electric power grid that is secure and resilient.

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Less ‘Gloom and Doom’, More Action Needed Ahead of Winter Storm

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PNNL Playing Key Role in Modernizing the Electric Grid

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers get new opportunities to shape the country's power grid for the future.

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Sandia Labs Playing Key Role in Grid Modernization

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Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Security and Resilience area of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) and bringing its strong research capability in grid modernization to help the nation modernize its power grid.

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Berkeley Lab Launches New Projects for Grid Modernization

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced awards today as part of two new additions to DOE’s ongoing Grid Modernization Initiative. Berkeley Lab will lead two projects and partner in several more. In total, the Secretary announced up to $220 million for 88 new projects across 14 National Laboratories to deliver new grid concepts, tools and technologies to support the nation’s effort to modernize the power grid.

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Tracking Freight Flows

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A new freight database that will help transportation officials improve highways, railroads and other trade routes across the country.

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Study Finds High Plains Aquifer Peak Use by State, Overall Usage Decline

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A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in 2006. Its use is projected to decrease by roughly 50 percent in the next 100 years.

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Mobile Phone Data Helps Ongoing Quake Relief Effort in Nepal

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Researchers from the University of Southampton are using mobile phone data to monitor the movement of people affected by the earthquake in Nepal and help with the continuing relief effort in the country.

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NASA and Houston Airport System Partner to Create Spaceport

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In a deal linking the old and the new, NASA is officially partnering with the Houston Airport System to develop the commercial spaceport at Ellington Airport.

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Researchers Work to Solve Infrastructure Challenges Through New Engineering Research Center

In August, New Mexico State University was announced as one of four universities in a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center to develop advances in geotechnical engineering that will provide solutions to some of the world’s biggest infrastructure development and environmental challenges.

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Getting Ahead of the Storm

Please join @dhsscitech on Tuesday, November 17 from noon to 1 p.m. EST for an hour-long chat to discuss S&T’s research and plan securing the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center taps PNNL

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PNNL's data analytics capabilities and advanced computer modeling capabilities will support the Department of Homeland Security's National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center.

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Bridge Inspection Program Links NM Department of Transportation, Higher Ed

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Research is an important part of the relationship between New Mexico State University’s Bridge Inspection Program and the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The first “smart bridge” incorporating fiber-optic technology was installed in 2004. Developed by NMSU faculty, this technology has since been installed in two additional New Mexico bridges. Other ongoing research projects involve non-destructive evaluation techniques such as acoustic emission and ultrasonic testing, and innovative construction materials and design.

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Privatization, Public infrastructure, State Government, South Carolina, Flood Control, Municipalities, dams, Public Safety, Taxes, public-private partnerships

#UIC expert available to discuss privatization of public infrastructure in the wake of South Carolina's flood damage

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14 Million People Could Lose Power From Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin could result in power failure for as many as 14 million people, according to power outage forecasts by researchers at Texas A&M University and University of Michigan.

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UD Professors: Nation Has Fallen Behind on Offshore Wind Power

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University of Delaware professors say that the nation has fallen behind on offshore wind power. Their findings show that while offshore wind turbines have been successfully deployed in Europe since 1991, the U.S. is further from commercial-scale offshore wind deployment today than it was in 2005.







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