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Texas Tech Researchers Develop Method to Assess Damage from Natural Disasters

The team from the Debris Impact Facility can measure debris volume using drones, then develop an information-based model to determine the cost of cleanup.

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National Wind Institute Awarded $1.46-Million Research Contract

Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) has been awarded a four-year research contract from Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a catastrophe risk modeling company, worth $1.46 million.

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Put Your Money Where Your Home Is: SJU Actuary's Natural Disaster Advice for Homeowners

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Grading Schools in Light of Hurricane Harvey Is "Unjust" According to Professor

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At a House Public Education Committee hearing last month, superintendents asked the state to waive the accountability ratings that are tied to students’ scores on state standardized tests this spring.

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North American Storm Clusters Could Produce 80 Percent More Rain

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Major clusters of summertime thunderstorms in North America will grow larger, more intense, and more frequent later this century in a changing climate

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Sea Level Rise Experts Discuss Projected Increases in Delaware

A geologist for the state of Delaware and a climate scientist unpack the results of a recent report on sea level rise and talk about how projected increases may affect the First State and other areas on the Atlantic Seaboard.

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S&T’s Dam Simulation Program Saves Lives and Saves Taxpayers Nearly $50M

Already, 35 states and various federal agencies are using the DSS-WISE™ Lite capability free of charge. The system handled 3,115 dam-break flood simulations for 876 dams.

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DHS S&T's ATAK Changes the Situational Awareness Game for Responders

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Operators can now see who and where all actions is happening on a mobile screen and even communicate with team members from different agencies and do it in a multitude of ways.

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Amherst Offers Visiting Program for Students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 has spent her morning discussing Early Decision applications—it’s a busy time of year for her staff—but another type of candidate is weighing heavily on her mind: students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Q & A: Restoring Wireless Communications to Puerto Rico and Remote, Disaster-Struck Areas

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