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10/18/2018

ASNE was founded 130 years ago to facilitate technical discussion for the betterment of naval engineering and the US Navy. Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2018 Technical Program Chair Guy Zanti is an excellent embodiment of that ideal, and as such is our September Member of the Month!

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10/18/2018

The Intelligent Ships Symposium is a biennial naval engineering conference that offers technical presentations, expert panels, and networking opportunities to our community of professionals. The emphasis of the symposium, taking place April 9-10, 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania, will be on recent advances in Intelligent Systems and the challenges that lie ahead for the next generation of Intelligent ships. Get on the agenda by submitting to the call for abstracts by Nov. 9.

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10/18/2018

Indiana's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk opened in 2009 on a former steel mill waste site and quickly proved popular with visitors. But it has since suffered major erosion, and now the question arises of which entity will pay for the much-needed restoration.

10/18/2018

The JBS slaughterhouse in Beardstown, Ill., released an average of 1,850 pounds of nitrogen a day into a tributary of the Illinois River in 2017, states a report by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project. Despite that figure, which JBS disputed, the facility is still within the allowable discharge limit under the Clean Water Act.

10/18/2018

Foxconn's heralded $10 billion manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant, Wis., is the subject of environmental scrutiny, as a company unit has been fined $1,200 over stormwater rushing off the construction site during heavy rains last month. State authorities determined that a pond to restrain rainwater was not finished before crews began grading.

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10/18/2018

A concrete flood wall along the Mississippi River in Burlington, Iowa, revealed a few weaknesses, as a 21.2-foot crest caused cracks and seepage. The wall has already undergone several trials this year, during which the pores in the concrete were exposed to river water and sediment.

10/18/2018

A South Korean study evaluated urban stormwater pipe network structures in terms of the relationship between peak rainfall and runoff. Researchers concluded, among other things, that looped networks implemented with affordable budgets are superior and, more generally, that network complexity is a crucial factor in reducing the risk of flooding.

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10/18/2018

In addition to learning about the latest products, services and cutting-edge technology in the industry, we have other events happening in the Expo Hall to help you network with peers, learn about the latest industry research and see live demonstrations. Learn more.

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10/18/2018

This presentation will provide full details on what constitutes healthy soil, comprehensive information about biotic soil technologies and if they impact soil health. Multiple project sites that have been evaluated for various soil health parameters prior to and after biotic soil technology application will be presented to determine soil health impacts. Save the date for Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST. Register now!

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10/18/2018

Tight underwater spaces are a challenge for rigid exploration robots, but researchers at Florida Atlantic University have a solution: a soft robot that mimics a jellyfish. The pump-powered device also provides a delicate touch in fragile environments such as coral reefs.

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