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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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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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Sandia Labs Playing Key Role in Grid Modernization

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Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Security and Resilience area of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) and bringing its strong research capability in grid modernization to help the nation modernize its power grid.

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Berkeley Lab Launches New Projects for Grid Modernization

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced awards today as part of two new additions to DOE’s ongoing Grid Modernization Initiative. Berkeley Lab will lead two projects and partner in several more. In total, the Secretary announced up to $220 million for 88 new projects across 14 National Laboratories to deliver new grid concepts, tools and technologies to support the nation’s effort to modernize the power grid.

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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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