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Digging data from dirt

What if we could better predict where the power will go out when a hurricane makes landfall? Turns out, that’s just what Ohio State researcher Steven Quiring is getting his hands dirty with.

Quiring is combining the power of NASA technologies with the powerful scientific capabilities of Ohio State’s Translational Data Analytics Institute. As a result, we’re honing in on being able to better predict where the power will go out when a storm blows in.

By examining the study results, which have 91 percent accuracy, power companies now have a better idea of where their electricity trouble spots will fall in the event of a hurricane.