Archive: 17/04/2008

Sign language interpreters at high ergonomic risk

Sign language interpreting is one of the highest-risk professions for ergonomic injury, according to a new study conducted by Rochester Institute of Technology. The research indicates that interpreting causes more physical ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Health
shares0 comments 1

Fuzzy logic water quality

A fuzzy logic approach to analyzing water quality could help reduce the number of people in the developing world forced to drink polluted and diseased water for survival. Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Environment
shares0 comments 0

Paranal receives new mirror

A 4.1-metre diameter primary mirror, a vital part of the world's newest and fastest survey telescope, VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) has been delivered to its new mountaintop home at Cerro ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 0

New study: Work hassles hamper sleep

Common hassles at work are more likely than long hours, night shifts or job insecurity to follow workers home and interfere with their sleep. That's the conclusion of a University of Michigan study presented April 17 at the ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Health
shares0 comments 0

Self-repairing materials

Will the day come when cracks in buildings close up without external help and before they get to the stage where they cause damage to the component? This might appear utopia, but it already occurs in nature. When a person ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Condensed Matter
shares0 comments 0

Email scam targets executives

Thousands of U.S. executives were targeted in a phishing scam with fake e-mail messages that appear to be official federal court subpoenas.

dateApr 17, 2008 in Internet
shares0 comments 0