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Beach Buoys Deployed to Detect Beach Contamination

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors, Water

Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology developed by researchers from Michigan State University and the U.S. Geological Survey. The technology comes in the form of buoys…

New Solutions to Concrete Testing Challenges

September 24, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Structural components

According to the authors of a recent article on concrete testing in ACI’s Concrete International magazine, improving the quality of concrete testing…

Key Study Launched to Understand Increased Algae Growth in Lake Tahoe

August 12, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

LAKE TAHOE, Nev.—The U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Nevada, Reno, will study the cause of eutrophication, or increased algae growth, along…

New Online Tool Tracks Water Quality in the Nation’s Rivers and Streams

A new USGS online tool provides graphical summaries of nutrients and sediment levels in rivers and streams across the Nation. The online tool can be used to compare recent water-quality conditions to long-term conditions (1993-2014), download water-quality…

HP Leaps Into 3D with their Blended Reality Vision for both 3D Printing and Immersive Computing

HP revealed new products today that aim to humanize and blend 2D with the 3D. They call the vision Blended Reality, and are reimagining 3D printing and 3D computing with both a new printer and a new computer. The 3D printer offering addresses speed, cost…

Accenture to Help Thames Water Prove the Benefits of Smart Monitoring Capabilities

March 10, 2014 - in Projects, Water

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been selected by Thames Water, the largest provider of water and wastewater services in the UK, to prove new ways of working by integrating its business systems with its operations technologies. Using Accenture Smart Grid Services…

Three-Quarters of Contractors Using BIM Globally Report Positive ROI on Their BIM Investments

January 9, 2014 - in Construction, Corporate, Financial, Modeling

Contractors in nine of the world's top construction markets using BIM report that building information modeling (BIM) helps them to improve productivity, efficiency, quality and safety on their projects, as well as their own competitiveness, according to a…

New Insight on Vulnerability of Public-Supply Water Wells to Contamination

August 5, 2013 - in Supply, Water

Key factors have been identified that help determine the vulnerability of public-supply wells to contamination. A new USGS report describes these factors, providing insight into which contaminants in an aquifer might reach a well and when, how and at what…

Laser Scanning Improves Petrochemical Plant Design

March 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

Laser scanning as a method of storage of spatial information is used in various economic sectors, and is increasingly being used to capture the complexity of industrial plants. The use of laser scanning for industrial design, or more precisely on the execution…

Stay Current on Your Rivers with USGS WaterNow

February 27, 2013 - in Modeling, Water

For the first time, anyone can find out the current conditions on thousands of rivers and streams across the country, right from their phone, using USGS' latest system WaterNow. WaterNow makes the water conditions monitored by more than 16,000 streamgages…