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Southampton Scientists Reveal First Results Using New National Dark Fibre Infrastructure

Southampton scientists will reveal the first research results from the new National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service (NDFIS) at an international conference this Autumn.

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GW Becomes Host of Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection in Collaboration with SRI International

As of Oct. 1 the George Washington University will be the new host of the Institute for Infrastructure Protection (I3P).

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Aging Infrastructure Requires a Better Understanding of the Long-Term Behavior of Bridge Girders

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Long-term durability is a major issue for today’s infrastructure. In order to create concrete bridges with longer service lives and better performance, we must better understand the long-term behavior of these members.

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VIDEO AVAILABLE: Holiday Travel Forecast and Live Press Conference with Researcher

At 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 10 the Airline Quality Report will be presented live and reporters will be able to engage with one of the study's co-authors.

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Study: Better Signs Could Help Reduce Friction Between Motorists, Bicyclists

Web-based survey finds "Bicyclists May Use Full Lane," more effective message for signs

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Flood Damage After Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, S&T Expert Says

A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

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IU Researcher Devises Method to Untangle, Analyze 'Controlled Chaos'

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A researcher at Indiana University has developed a new mathematical framework to more effectively analyze “controlled chaos." The new method could potentially be used to improve the resilience of complex critical systems, such as air traffic control networks and power grids, or slow the spread of threats across large networks, such as disease outbreaks.

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Smart Stuff: IQ of Northwest Power Grid Raised, Energy Saved

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Smart grid technologies and approaches can improve energy efficiency and possibly reduce power costs, according to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project’s final report.

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Using Muons from Cosmic Rays to Find Fraying Infrastructure

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Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their technique, described in a June 30 paper in the journal AIP Advances, from AIP Publishing, is a way to safely and non-invasively find worn infrastructure components using background radiation already present in the environment.

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Picturing the Forecast: National Weather Service Graphics Developed with NCAR Research

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The National Weather Service this summer is introducing new online forecasts based on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR. The new graphics will better communicate local forecasts and potential weather threats for the millions of Americans who rely on the NWS website.

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Diabetes Research, Meatless Monday, Weight-Loss Surgery, and "Smart" Traffic Lights - Top Stories from 23 June 2015

Other topics include: breast cancer, blood thinners and surgery, cognitive impairment, and new ultra-dark galaxies discovered.

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Innovating Bridge Repair

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Using a Career Development Grant, Fellow has spent the last two years testing a solution that would significantly reduce this cost and avoid the kind of construction zone traffic interruptions that make rush-hour commutes a nightmare.

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DHS S&T Releases Final Recovery Transformer Report

DHS S&T today announced the completion of its Recovery Transformer (RecX) program and published a final report that contains lessons learned, evaluations, and considerations for a spare transformer strategy to support our nation’s electric grid.

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Southampton to Help Operate US National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The University of Southampton has been selected as the sole UK partner to help operate the new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS) in the United States.

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Who’s Making Sure the Power Stays On?

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Electricity systems in the United States are so haphazardly regulated for reliability, it’s nearly impossible for customers to know their true risk of losing service in a major storm.

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Power Outages May Become Worse Absent Upgrades to National, State Reliability Rules

Researchers who studied the national and state regulations that are supposed to ensure a reliable electricity system throughout the United States have concluded that important upgrades are needed in the way the reliability of the systems is measured along with new standards to prevent outages.

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As Urban Cyclists Multiply, He Explains Why

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Robert Schneider, a professor at UW-Milwaukee who researches experience in sustainable transportation, explains how improved infrastructure, in-town redevelopment and changing attitudes are getting more people nationwide traveling on two wheels to get to work.

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Drexel Univ. Civil Engineering Expert Available to Comment on Amtrak Derailment

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#GWU Expert Available Tomorrow (Thursday) to Comment on Transportation Engineering in #Amtrak Train Crash

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Kansas State University UAS Experts Offer Insight on New FAA Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members are attending the conference and have shared their comments on the announcement.







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