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U of Iowa Unveils New ATV Virtual Reality Simulator

A new virtual reality simulator will help University of Iowa researchers study how and why people lose control while driving all-terrain vehicles. In Iowa, more than 200 ATV-related crashes occur every year, sending patients to emergency departments across…

Listening Technique Effectively Finds Underground Water Leaks

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Montreal, June 22, 2016 — The world is approaching a water crisis. According to the International Water Management Institute, 33 percent of the world’s…

Concrete Research Council to Fund Four Research Projects

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 21, 2016—The Concrete Research Council (CRC) has announced that it will provide research grants to four projects this…

Research Aims to Make Water Cycle Modeling Data More Accessible

June 17, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Improved publication strategy for authors who use hydrological modeling software will make model data easier for readers to understand and reuse, according to an international team of researchers. A growing number of computational…

Nanorods Hold Promise for Water Purification and Separation

June 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

RICHLAND, Wash. – After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn’t go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of science a closer look. Chemist Satish Nune was inspecting the solid, carbon-rich nanorods…

Researchers Study Pulling Rare Earth Elements from Industrial Waters

June 16, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

University of Wyoming researchers have joined colleagues from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to study the potential for retrieving rare earth elements from water produced in oil and gas production and geothermal projects.…

Researchers Shed New Light on Himalayan Earthquakes

June 15, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate

MISSOULA, Mont.—A University of Montana researcher is part of a team whose research is breaking ground on the complexity of earthquakes and the possibility to forecast them. Rebecca Bendick, who works in UM's Department of Geosciences, used GPS records of…

Six-Story Steel Frame Building Undergoes Seismic and Fire Testing

June 14, 2016 - in Uncategorized

San Diego, Calif., June 13, 2016—A team of engineers is testing a six-story, lightweight steel-frame building on the world’s largest outdoor seismic shake table this month at the University of California San Diego. The goal is to better understand how…

Virginia Tech Study Shows Improved Infrastructure in Foggy Bottom Could Increase Cycling

A Virginia Tech research team charged with studying the bicycle infrastructure in the Foggy Bottom-Farragut area of Washington, D.C., has recommended adding two dedicated bike lanes to Pennsylvania Avenue by reducing the six-lane divided road to a four-lane…

Study Looks at Bacteria to Remove Metals From Mine-Impacted Water

June 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Researchers at Penn State are refining a natural, low-cost process that will help remove some of the most abundant pollutants, such as iron, from mine-contaminated water. “In this study we researched how quickly ferrous iron was oxidized…