Archive: 04/01/2011

Crash sensor boosts safety in warehouses

For reasons of workplace safety, storage shelves in warehouses are subjected to routine testing of their stability. These inspection rounds are time-consuming and deliver just a snapshot in time. Researchers ...

Apr 01, 2011
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Earth from space: Central Europe

(PhysOrg.com) -- This Envisat image features an almost cloud-free look at a large portion of Europe. The Alps, with its white peaks, stand out in contrast against the vast areas still covered in brownish winter ...

Apr 01, 2011
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Soyuz launch site ready for first flight

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Soyuz site at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is now ready for its first launch. ESA yesterday handed over the complex to Arianespace, marking a major step towards this year’s ...

Apr 01, 2011
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Lawmakers try to lift wolf protection despite deal

(AP) -- Key lawmakers in the political skirmish over gray wolves in the West say they will continue their efforts to lift federal protections for the predators, despite a proposed settlement between environmentalists and ...

Apr 01, 2011
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E. coli an unlikely contaminant of plant vascular systems

A technique developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists for tracking pathogens has helped confirm that Escherichia coli is not likely to contaminate the internal vascular structure of field-grown leafy ...

Apr 01, 2011
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UGA studies explain spread of invasive ladybugs

A University of Georgia researcher studying invasive ladybugs has developed new models that help explain how these insects have spread so quickly and their potential impacts on native species.

Apr 01, 2011
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Price slashed for drug to prevent preemie births

(AP) -- The maker of an expensive drug to prevent premature births slashed the price by more than half on Friday, following an outcry over the high cost and moves by federal regulators to keep a cheap version available.

Apr 01, 2011
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