Archive: 09/26/2005

Mapping the Risks of Hurricane Disasters

The Natural Disaster Hotspots report released earlier this year showed that the U.S. Gulf Coast is among the world's most at-risk regions in terms of human mortality and economic loss due to storms like Katrina ...

Sep 26, 2005 2 / 5 (4) 0

'Smart Concrete' Could Improve Levees

The failure of levees in the wake of Hurricane Katrina points out the need for new technologies to strengthen levees and monitor their reliability, according to Deborah D. L. Chung, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo materials ...

Sep 26, 2005 1 / 5 (3) 0

Squeezing out dune plants

Researchers from Texas A&M University created a model to better understand the impacts of development and coastal erosion on plant communities, including plants that grow in the ever-shrinking strip of habitat between land ...

Sep 26, 2005 1 / 5 (1) 0

Desert Pathfinder at Work

Sub-millimetre APEX telescope inaugurated at Chajnantor. The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) project celebrates the inauguration of its outstanding 12-m telescope, located on the 5100 m high Chajnantor plateau in the Ata ...

Sep 26, 2005 5 / 5 (2) 0

Reflections In The World's Largest Space Mirror

Much of our Universe has long remained invisible. Our eyes perceive only a fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum. Seeing at infrared wavelengths, for instance, allows astronomers to explore hidden celestial objects and ...

Sep 26, 2005 2.3 / 5 (3) 0

Solar Cars Driving Towards A Hydrogen Future

Competitors in this week's Panasonic World Solar Challenge will be demonstrating some of the fundamental technical innovations driving us towards the hydrogen economy, according to event partner, CSIRO.

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