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Iowa State U. Scientist/Storm Chaser: Aug. 10 Derecho an ‘Incredible Event’

On Sunday night, Aug. 9, Bill Gallus said nobody was talking about severe storms – or even rain – hitting central Iowa over the next five days. That was also true early the next morning. “The last thing in the …

How Drone Use Becomes More Challenging When Deploying Fleets

Search and rescue crews are already using drones to locate missing hikers. Farmers are flying them over fields to survey crops. Insurers have integrated drones as a part of their disaster recovery efforts. And delivery companies will soon use drones …

Fight Against Floods Enlists Supercomputers, Drones, Sonar

An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain …

Research on Coastal Housing Shows Gaps in Natural Disaster Recovery Policies

A team including an Iowa State University researcher studied Galveston, Texas, homes following Hurricane Ike, finding that the types of housing and homeowners – and how U.S. recovery policy handles each – played a major role in recovery outcomes. Sara …

Iowa Researchers Say Big Data May Be Answer to Improve Trucking Safety

Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, according to a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers, who believe a solution is using big data technology. The challenge is finding the most effective way to share …

Court: Iowa Universities Can’t Be Sued for Unpaid Insurance Fees

Iowa’s three public universities cannot be sued for allegedly refusing to pay their share into a state program that subsidizes insurance for Iowa residents who have health risks, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled. The program, known as the …

Data Breach at Iowa State Could Affect Thousands

The Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people who enrolled at Iowa State University over a 17-year period were exposed in a data breach, school officials announced. Five information technology servers on the Ames campus were hacked, and those servers …