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 ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Ecology
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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.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Ecology
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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.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Medications
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