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Robot, trusting robots, emergency robot, Rescue Robot, Human-Robot Interaction

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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Software, Construction, City Planning, Infrastructure, infrastructure funding, infrastructure maintenance, Infrastructure Interdependence, Urban Planning, Planning, road conditions, road maintenance, Sewers, Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Big Dig: A Global Software Solution for Road, Water and Sewer Repairs

In a paper recently published in the Journal of Construction Engineering Management, researchers describe an innovative method of tracking the many issues involved with the repair and renewal of road, water and sewer networks.

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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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GRID, grid data, algorithim, Energy

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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Energy, GRID, Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, Grid Modernization

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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