Archive: 01/04/2011

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 have devised ...

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 foliage.

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 inaugural ...

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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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 greens ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Other
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