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Natural defenses: Ecosystems can inspire ideas for protecting power grids from disaster or attack

Interdisciplinary team publishes findings in the journal IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Homeland Security

18 U.S. labs join forces to battle infectious diseases

Workshop at Texas A&M gathers leading experts from research universities and federal agencies
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Data from extreme weather could improve power grid’s reliability

A&M engineer takes novel approach to studying heat and cold in Texas
Homeland Security

Software can sort illicit materials from mixed nuclear samples, study says

Process can identify three attributes of the sample’s history for investigators
History

How do communities respond to frequent, recurring natural disasters?

Doctoral candidate studies the implications of hurricanes and other catastrophes
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Systems of plants and soil can relieve flooding in cities, new report says

GIS data mapping and digital modeling reveal effectiveness of AgriLife’s approach
Geology

State of safety: Quakes are common in west Texas, but rarely destructive

Geoscientists note an uptick in seismic activity in the state’s oil country
Homeland Security

Lethal agents: Study examines options for emergency treatment

Answers could benefit pest control, agriculture and armed forces
Homeland Security

Sniff test: Detecting contraband without opening containers

Trained dogs will hunt for smuggling with minimal disruption to port operations