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Rutgers engineers create smartphone app to cut risk of power outages


November 14, 2014

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An easy-to-use smartphone app developed by Rutgers University engineers will help keep the lights on in a heavily wooded New Jersey suburb that suffered widespread power outages during Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers in Warren Township used smartphones running the app to document 351 vulnerable spots along 317 miles of wire. The township presented these results to the utilities, which corrected the problems before the 2014 hurricane season.Full Story

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