Archive: 01/12/2009

Digital avalanche rescue dog

( -- A novel geolocation system makes use of signals from Galileo, the future European satellite navigation system, to locate avalanche victims carrying an avalanche transceiver or a cellphone, to the precision ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Engineering
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UK climate scientist to temporarily step down

(AP) -- The chief of a prestigious British research center caught in a storm of controversy over claims that he and others suppressed data about climate change has stepped down pending an investigation, the University of ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Environment
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Electromagnetic fields as cutting tools

( -- The bodywork on motor vehicles must be sufficiently stable, but processing the high-strength steels involved -- for example punching holes in them -- can prove something of a challenge. A new steel-cutting ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Engineering
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Intelligent blood bags

( -- Have the blood supplies got too warm? Do they match the patient?s blood group? In the future, these kinds of questions will be answered by intelligent radio nodes attached to blood bags. These radio units ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Engineering
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Death from childhood stroke

( -- Stroke is an important cause of childhood morbidity and is in the top ten causes of childhood death. For the first time, new research has looked at trends in death from childhood stroke in England and Wales, ...