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Could Mobile Phone Data Help Bring Electricity to the Developing World?

In a new study, researchers used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of electrification options for rural communities in Senegal, demonstrating a potentially valuable approach to using data to solve problems of development.

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soil, Infrastructure, Building, Landscape

What Type of Soils Provide Good Building Foundations

Strength, stability, water drainage and other factors important.

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UC Berkeley, Haas School Of Business, Berkeley-Haas, Climate And Energy, climate and energy and economics, Climate Change And Health Wire, Air Conditioning, Sustainability, Developing Countries, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Cost, Electricity Demand, Environment

The Cost of Staying Cool When Incomes Heat Up

The demand for more “AC” will also cause consumers to use more electricity causing stress on energy prices, infrastructure, and environmental policy, according to a new study.

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3D measurements, digital in-line holography, transportation accidents

Digital in-Line Holography Helps Researchers 'See' Into Fiery Fuels

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Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed 3-D measurement techniques based on digital in-line holography because it’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in such extreme cases.

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Renewable Energy, Solar Cells, Power Grid, power management, South Dakota State University

Utilities Companies Must Adapt to Renewable Energy Sources

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vehicle mileage tax, gasoline prices, Lori Taylor, Texas A&M University

Bumpy Road Ahead For The Highway Trust Fund, Say Texas A&M Researchers

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electric grid, Resiliency

Argonne National Lab Experts on Grid Reliability Available for Interview in Wake of Recent Power Outages

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Connecting Vehicles

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Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution.

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Location, Location, Location: Bike-Sharing Systems Need Revamp To Attract More Riders

A new study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Assistant Professor Elena Belavina, INSEAD Professor of Sustainable Development Karan Girotra and INSEAD Ph.D. candidate Ashish Kabra found that it is possible for cities to increase ridership without spending more money on bikes or docking points—simply by redesigning the network.

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Dr. Zarembski Is a Recognized Rail Safety Expert and Can Provide Analysis on the North Carolina Amtrak Derailment

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DHS Funding, Clinton's Emails at State Dept, ACA at SCOTUS, Netanyahu to Congress; Experts Needed

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Developers Help Fund Transit Through Value Capture Plans

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Transit improvements increase property values, and cities increasingly are asking real estate developers to help fund transit facilities that will benefit their projects, according to a report by the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr Zarembski - an Internationally Recognized Authority in Rail Safety Is Available for Interview on the Californian Rail Crash

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ORNL Model Explores Location of Future U.S. Population Growth

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Researchers have developed a population distribution model that provides unprecedented county-level predictions of where people will live in the U.S. in the coming decades.

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Bicyclists Willing to Ride Up to 3 Miles to Catch Bus, Train

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Only about 2 percent of commuters in three metro areas - Atlanta, the Twin Cities and Los Angeles - reported pedaling their bicycles to the transit station, suggesting the need for better infrastructure, the UF researcher says.

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Social Equity in Urban Transportation Planning

Most cities’ transportation plans evoke a complex blend of environmental, economic, and social-equity goals – all aimed at promoting “sustainability.” Yet, many fail to include meaningful measurements of social-equity objectives, according to researchers at McGill University.

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Digital Divide Resources and Experts Now Available from the National Communication Association

Not long after the World Wide Web gained acceptance by the general public in the early 1990s, scholars, policy makers, and others detected significant discrepancies in use among different groups of people. Dubbed the “digital divide,” the gaps in usage were especially significant along socioeconomic and racial/ethnic lines. While the digital divide has narrowed as technologies become ubiquitous throughout society, discrepancies still exist.

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Open Streets Initiatives Benefit Physical, Social Health of Communities

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Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing and socializing. Although the movement is gaining popularity in the United States — more than 100 different cities have hosted Open Streets events since 2008 — little is known about planning and implementing them. In a new paper Amy Eyler, PhD, and Aaron Hipp, PhD, both assistant professors at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, explore the development and implementation of Open Streets initiatives and make recommendations for increasing the capacity of organizers to enhance their success.

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Usman Khan, Civil Engineering, Bridges, infratsructure, Babak Moaveni

Wireless Sensors and Flying Robots: A Way to Monitor Deteriorating Bridges

As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monitor the condition of bridges in real time.







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