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8/15/2019

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore will be shouldering responsibility for all the service's naval, aeronautical, civil and industrial engineering and logistics as the new Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics. Moore comes to the new job from his former post as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Coast Guard's Pacific Area.

8/15/2019

This November 20-21, ASNE is hosting the Combat Systems Symposium in Arlington, Va. Join us at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel for a two-day discussion on the delivery, sustainability, and modernization of lethal combat systems in the age of digital and model-based engineering! Want to contribute to the conversation? Visit our website to submit your paper before September 13.

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navalengineers.org
8/15/2019

This spring, ASNE is hosting the Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS) in Philadelphia. Join us April 1-2, 2020, at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel for a two-day conference that offers technical presentations and expert panels on the modernization and maintenance of engineering, cyber security, energy, and logistics technologies. Visit our website to join the tech talk and submit your paper before September 13.

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navalengineers.org
8/15/2019

Erosion and nutrient depletion are among the factors contributing to the deterioration of the world's soils. But sustainable practices, such as no-till farming, can help reverse this trend and reduce farmers' need for fossil fuels, writes University of Washington professor David Montgomery.

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The Conversation (UK)
8/15/2019

A tentative plan for improvements to the levee system in Tulsa, Okla., could cost as much as $200 million and include filtered berms with toe drains, a landslide impervious blanket, pump station reconstruction and retention ponds. The Army Corps of Engineers and local officials formulated the plan and have agreed to put a draft before the public next month.

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Tulsa World (Okla.)
8/15/2019

Environmentalists have a created a nonprofit, the Texas Coastal Exchange, that offers incentives to land owners who do not sell or develop certain areas for 10 years. The goal "is to protect coastal lands which have many benefits beside carbon storage," says coastal ecologist Azure Bevington.

8/15/2019

The Maryland Court of Appeals determined last week that the terms of the MS4 permits issued to Carroll and Frederick counties were within the authority of the state's Department of the Environment. The counties must now comply with rules designed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

8/15/2019

The combination of monsoon season and a full moon threaten to worsen erosion along Indian coastal areas in Odisha's Ganjam district. Already unusually high tides have washed away the homes of six families and a community hall in the Ramayapatna area.

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The Hindu (India)
8/15/2019

A new transmission that replaces geared teeth with smooth friction rollers gives robotics engineers previously unavailable precision, Alan Brown writes. The single-stage Archimedes Drive overcomes the problem of high compression that led to slippage in previous roller-based transmissions.

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ASME
8/15/2019

A KPMG International survey reveals that the countries leading the way in autonomous vehicle technology innovation are not necessarily the ones best prepared to adopt it. The US, for instance, leads the world in AV technology and innovation but comes in sixth in terms of policy, infrastructure and public acceptance.

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ASME