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Radiation Detection to Go

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A Sandia National Laboratories team completed acceptance testing on an enormous mobile scanner that makes smuggling radiological materials more difficult, the eighth such unit that Sandia has deployed worldwide.

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For Promising Hyperloop, the Devil Is in the Details

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Man-Made Quakes Could Lead to Safer, Sturdier Buildings

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Earthquakes never occur when you need one, so a team led by Johns Hopkins structural engineers is shaking up a building themselves in the name of science and safety. Using massive moving platforms and an array of sensors and cameras, the researchers are trying to find out how well a two-story building made of cold-formed steel can stand up to a lab-generated Southern California quake.

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Why Does Hot Weather Cause Power Outages?

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Hurricane Season: Predicting in Advance What Could Happen

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), jointly housed at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories, studies how hurricanes and other disasters disrupt critical infrastructure, such as roads, electricity and water systems.

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Tornado, Evacuation, Congress, Testimony, House Of Representatives, randy neugebauer, housescience, Mitigation, Oklahoma, Moore, el reno, ef-5, storm shelter, safe room, Shelter, Hurricane, ernst kiesling, Texas Tech, national wind institute

Texas Tech Expert Testifies Before Congress: Public Misinformation Is Greatest Challenge in Windstorm/Tornado Mitigation

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Bigger Cities Don’t Always Equate to Energy Savings

It is a long-held assumption that large cities benefit from economies of scale. New research by Boise State University visiting professor of economics Michail Fragkias questioning this assumption could help shape how major cities are built and managed in the coming decades.

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Tesla Charging Stations: Consumers Should Be Wary of Hype and Safety, Says Expert

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Power Grid Getting Smarter with Big Battery in Salem

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Research conducted with a large new battery unveiled today in Oregon will help the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project make the electric system smarter and more efficient.

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Ways to Change Bridge Fabrication and Inspection Practices

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Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

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WUSTL Engineer Works to Strengthen Infrastructure to Prevent Incidents Like Recent Wa Bridge Collapse

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Auburn Professor Robbie Barnes Can Speak on Structural Engineering and Bridge Design Following Wash. Bridge Collapse

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BGSU Dean of College of Technology, Concrete Expert Available to Comment on Washington Bridge Collapse

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Vital Skyscrapers Need Better Planning, Experts Say

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Cities around the world need ever-taller buildings as their populations grow and their infrastructures age, but most tall buildings are designed with too little regard for their urban contexts, according to a new book by an urban planner/designer at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an architecture professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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New Software Alleviates Wireless Traffic

The explosive popularity of wireless devices—from WiFi laptops to Bluetooth headsets to ZigBee sensor nodes—is increasingly clogging the airwaves, resulting in dropped calls, wasted bandwidth and botched connections.

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Policy Experts Support 'Low-Tech' Adoption of Road User Fees

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The U.S. should adopt mileage-based road user fees to raise revenue to build and maintain roads and bridges, say faculty members at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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Breaking News Experts Needed: 1) U.S. Government Sequester, 2) Child "Cured" of HIV, 3) SpaceX Supply Ship Arrives at ISS.

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Information Security Expert Recommends System to Protect the Nation's Power Grid

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Cornell Offers Expert on the U.S. Postal Service and Shutting Down Saturday Delivery







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