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Freight, Highway, Trade, freight data, Railroad, Transportation, freight movement, transportation planning, Trucks, Goods, Vehicle, Transportation Infrastructure

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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#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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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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Muons, Cosmic Rays, Infrastructure, X-rays, infrastructure maintenance, muon tomography, J.M. Durham, E. Guardincerri, C.L. Morris, J. Bacon, J. Fabritius, S. Fellows, D. Poulson, K. Plaud-Ramos, J. Renshaw, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, AIP Advances

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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