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Chicago was one of many cities to feel the freeze when an unusual polar vortex blanketed much of the country in bitter cold temperatures in early January_TN
By Kevin Wilcox
The intense cold of early January set a new record for winter energy demand and pointed to concerns about the growing move to natural gas for electricity generation.
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By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.
The Georgetown Climate Center has expanded its online Adaptation Clearinghouse to highlight the progress that individual states are making as they adapt to changing climate.
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Wastewater lagoons used by rural communities and large farms must be aerated to keep them healthy_TN
By Kevin Wilcox
Researchers have developed a system that could generate power from the microbes in agricultural wastewater lagoons and use that energy to power aeration, which in turn improves the lagoons themselves.
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The precast elements would be stacked on-site and used to construct towers as tall as 140 m. Sri Sratharan, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Iowa State University_TN
By David Hill
A new design using precast-concrete elements assembled on-site could enable wind turbine towers to reach the heights at which the wind blows strongest.
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More than 15 mi of 108 in. diameter steel pipe will be placed for the backbone portion of the Integrated Pipeline program_TN
By Kevin Wilcox
The Integrated Pipeline Project will connect reservoirs southeast of Dallas and Fort Worth to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population.
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La Fabrique ‘The Factory’ is the most recent building to be constructed on the Strasbourg School of Architecture’s campus_TN
By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.
La Fabrique, a Marc Mimram-designed addition to the Strasbourg School of Architecture in France, highlights the beauty of carefully considered structural solutions.
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Aerial view rendering of the 30,000 m2 Ningbo Central Library in Ningbo New East Town, China_TN
By Catherine A. Cardno
The 30,000 m2 Ningbo Central Library in China is expected to see 8,000 visitors daily. The impressive structure features a three-story ground floor marketplace that is larger than a soccer field.
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Person on computer working on massive new database which is being created at Purdue University_TN
By Kevin Wilcox
A system under development would create a large warehouse of data, enabling researchers to draw broader connections with past work.
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