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Voting Day Round-Up! Research and Experts on 2016 Election

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Virginia Tech Expert: Transit Strike Will Test Resilience of Philadelphia Residents and Commuters

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Cybersecurity expert available to discuss DDoS attack

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Nationally Recognized Homeland and Cyber Security Expert Available to Speak About Hacker Attacks

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New Institute Seeks Solutions to Major Infrastructure Challenges

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The University of Georgia has created a research institute that will work to help communities rethink, transform and adapt their infrastructure in a time of rapid environmental and social change.

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Transit and Training Crucial to Connecting Unemployed with Jobs

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According to a new University of Minnesota study, the mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region and it appears to have worsened since the turn of the millennium. The biggest concentrations of unemployed workers lack fast or frequent transit service to some of the richest concentrations of job vacancies, particularly vacancies in the south and southwest metro.

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Large-Scale Data Study of Super Storm Sandy Utility Damage Shows “Small” Failures, Big Impact

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A new study shows the extent of the challenge faced by the upstate New York distribution grid during Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, and suggests what might be done to make the system more resilient against future storms.

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How America’s Electric Utilities Can Speed Recovery From Cyber-Induced Blackouts

A new study by Johns Hopkins APL/Dr. Paul Stockton, “Superstorm Sandy: Implications for Designing a Post-Cyber Attack Power Restoration System,” examines the novel challenges of a cyber attack, and explores how utilities can ramp up the progress they are already making against increasingly severe cyber threats.

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In Emergencies, Should You Trust a Robot?

In emergencies, people may trust robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests. In a mock building fire, test subjects followed instructions from an “Emergency Guide Robot” even after the machine had proven itself unreliable – and after some participants were told that robot had broken down.

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Study: California Blowout Led to Largest U.S. Methane Release Ever

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, first reported on Oct. 23, 2015, released over 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was sealed on Feb. 11, according to the first study of the accident published today in the journal Science. The results confirm that Aliso Canyon is the largest methane leak in U.S. history.







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