Archive: 27/06/2011

Greener disaster alerts

New software allows wireless sensor networks to run at much lower energy, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Sensor Networks. The technology could improve efficiency for hurricane and other natural ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Engineering
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Wildlife surviving conflict in Afghanistan

A new survey conducted by WCS scientists, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), reveals that large mammals, including Asiatic black bears, gray wolves, markhor goats, and leopard cats are surviving ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Ecology
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Cancer diagnosis isotopes from Garching

The German Federal Ministry of Health has awarded more than one million euros in research and development funding for the efficient production of an important cancer diagnostic agent at the research neutron source FRM II. ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in General Physics
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Firefighters are no macho men

The firefighting profession has a strong trademark characterised by heroes and masculinity. This image is commonly reinforced not only in media but also for example in the firemen calendars produced by the firefighters themselves. ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Social Sciences
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