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5 Machines that Simulate Natural Disasters

Image credit:  O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

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O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory

If you were the kind of kid who liked to build houses out of blocks then knock them down, consider enrolling or getting a job at UC San Diego, where scientists do that kind of thing pretty often: They build full-sized structures on top of a 25 x 40-foot table—the largest in the country—then shake it to see how well different types of construction, various kinds of materials, and retrofits to existing buildings might stand up in a quake…

 

Elevation data helps prepare for natural disasters, climate change

President Obama has made climate change a key issue for his second term agenda. Not only is the president taking measures within the United States, but he has sought to engage other heads of state to address what he considers to be a critical threat. Following a deal the president pursued with China, he has now set his sights on working with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote clean energy…

 

How the Blizzard of 2015 Shows Us Government Can Work Well

The “Blizzard of 2015” illustrated public management at its finest, and in a time when citizens lament a broken government, this natural disaster shows that government can work. As an historic storm battered the northeast United States with snow measured in feet, winds at hurricane strength, government went to work…

 

Superstorms Are A Business Opportunity for Retail Supply Chains

"Supply chain people work hard to forecast the future and superstorms look like something we need to plan for."

“Supply chain people work hard to forecast the future and superstorms look like something we need to plan for.”

Right now in the northeast a blizzard locks down the region including UPS deliveries, fulfillment warehouses, and anything else that moves. Short term it is a hassle of course, but in the longer term it’s a golden opportunity that smart supply chain strategists should seize. This is especially true of grocery retail. Here is why…

 

 

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