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Bridge fabrication, Bridge Inspection

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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wireless traffic, Wi Fi, Bluetooth, Telecommunications, Software, Computer Science

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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Nation’s Water Supply Not as Threatened as Believed

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University of Florida research study adds new twist to previous studies of the nation's water supplies; finds that when infrastructure is included in the mix (reservoirs, dams, etc.), water vulnerability is less of a threat than previously believed.

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Boleslaw Szymanski, Tommy Nguyen, SCNARC, Gowalla, Social Networking, Disaster Management, Infrastructure, disease control, Emergency Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Instit

Study of Social Network "Check-ins" Shows We Still Make Friends Face-to-Face

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Even in the age of social media, the closer you live to another persons, the more likely you are to be friends with them, according to a study that drew on data from the location-based social network provider Gowalla.

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Mortgage Debt Elimination, Infrastructure Investment Could Make ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Battle Meaningless

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Cornell Expert Says Don’t Rebuild, Seize the Chance to Rethink Coastal Development After Sandy

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Ecoluminance: LRC Develops New Method to Light Roundabouts

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Roundabouts, also known as traffic circles, are increasing in number across the U.S. However, modern roundabouts are sometimes described as confusing for drivers. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer has developed a new concept for roadway illumination called "Ecoluminance" which incorporates LED lighting and vegetation.

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Thousands of Natural Gas Leaks Discovered in Boston

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The City of Boston is riddled with more than 3,000 leaks from its aging natural-gas pipeline system, according to a new study by researchers at Boston (BU) and Duke Universities.

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Government, Industry Can Better Manage Risks of Very Rare Catastrophic Events

The mindset that uses the extreme unlikelihood of a catastrophic event as a rationale for not taking measures before a disaster happens, factored into the risk management failures of the Fukushima Tsunami, 9/11 and other such events, but a better approach is available.

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IU Expert Comments on Fuel Shortage, Logistical Challenges Following Superstorm Sandy

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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, attention has shifted to coordination between agencies and the subsequent recovery that are part of the disaster management cycle. Alfonso J. Pedraza-Martinez, an assistant professor of operations and decision technologies at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, is an expert on management in humanitarian operations and has studied some aspects of the International Red Cross' relief efforts.

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#UNH Expert: Impact of Flooding, Climate Change on Roads, Bridges, Infrastructure







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