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Women in STEM: the Backbone of Crane Army

By | 2018-04-04T06:46:24+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Engineering, Roadway Design|

(CRANE) - Since its beginning in World War II, women served a vital role at the Crane base from sewing parachutes for flares, to working on the munitions lines to performing administrative duties. Today as Crane Army Ammunition Activity carries on the legacy ammunition mission, women continue providing critical support in nearly every role of

Fatal Uber crash raises red flags about self-driving safety

By | 2018-04-04T06:21:28+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Engineering, Roadway Design|

Every day, as he goes to and from work, Arizona State University urban planning professor David King rides his bike* past the intersection where Elaine Herzberg was killed on Sunday night. The seven-lane road (counting turn lanes) in Tempe, Arizona is wide open, with no bushes or parked cars for a person to jump out

Conveying water in steep heights

By | 2018-04-04T06:13:05+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey|

To increase the reliability of electric power supply for its mining operations, Peruvian mining company Buenaventura elected to develop a hydroelectric project in the Pallca River basin of the Andes Mountains in Peru, approximately 130 kilometers east of the capital city Lima. Water conveyance for hydropower in the high mountains of the Andes is often

Kickapoo Valley flooding subject of DNR and FEMA meeting

By | 2018-04-04T06:02:03+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Storm Water|

VIROQUA - The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) will hold a meeting on Monday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Vernon County Erlandson Building, 318 Fairlane Drive in Viroqua. The meeting is intended to begin an evaluation of the floodplain maps and mitigation planning

Airborne surveillance market growth graph is incline towards the sky

By | 2018-04-04T05:56:01+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Drone, GIS, Land Survey|

Airborne surveillance system aims to provide early airborne unusual activities warning. It consists of antenna, airborne data processor, and integrated navigation system, which are featured to provide high accuracy navigation system. These are responsible for tracking and scanning of required target. They receive signal from transmitting radar, analyze the signal and transmit the signal to

Bozeman questions FEMA’s take on downtown flood risks

By | 2018-04-04T05:44:18+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

Swaths of downtown Bozeman might get new rules to live by as a federal agency redraws the map of where nature could collide with the city. City hall and people invested in keeping Main Street pretty and busy are spending a chunk of money to ensure those changes are justified. The Federal Emergency Management Agency,

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice?

By | 2018-04-04T02:20:40+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Drone, Engineering, Storm Water|

VENICE—On a gray, late-winter day, a converted chapel in the Arsenal, the city’s medieval boatyard, hummed with 21st-century activity. Engineers were looking at screens that displayed tables, maps, and charts on the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. This was the MOSE control center: the operational heart of a megaproject to protect Venice, one of the

Remapping Montecito: FEMA establishing new ‘hazard zones’ and 100-year-flood elevations

By | 2018-04-04T02:06:40+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey|

Last week, the owners of a one-story house on Santa Elena Lane sought preliminary approval from the Montecito Board of Architectural Review for an 800-square-foot addition and a new wall in the front yard to deflect floodwaters from Montecito Creek. The 1/9 Debris Flow carried mud right up to the house but not inside. The

Drones ahoy! Woman-owned business takes innovative approach

By | 2018-04-04T01:50:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Drone, Engineering, Land Survey|

One sunny day in March, someone looking up at the sky over the Straight River just west of the Becker county line might have noticed an object flying a zigzag route. Was it a bird? A plane? No, it was an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. Its name is Hubert. Hubert and another quadcopter drone,

Borough, FEMA floodplain map numbers not in sync

By | 2018-04-04T01:46:02+00:00 July 16th, 2018|GIS, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been working on new flood plain maps for Southeast Alaska, with implementation anticipated by early next year. For Ketchikan and other areas, the new maps expand the number of properties considered in a flood-risk area. Those properties will be required to have flood insurance, if they hold a federally