Archive: 28/07/2011

Riding the design wave

Chris Fox’s first-hand experience of the risks associated with water sports led him to design a self-inflating life jacket, which has just won a coveted James Dyson Award.

dateJul 28, 2011 in Engineering
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Scientists to shake 5-story building in Japan

Landmark earthquake engineering tests this summer in Japan by the University of Nevada, Reno could open the door for earthquake-proofing technology applied to hospitals, nuclear power plants and emergency-response facilities ...

dateJul 28, 2011 in Engineering
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First study of South-West Ghana bird health

The first ever study of the impact of habitat loss on the health and condition of birds in South-West Ghana will be conducted by a PhD student from The University of Queensland's (UQ) School of Geography Planning and Environmental ...

dateJul 28, 2011 in Ecology
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New uses for Space Station

For more than a decade, the International Space Station has been a busy orbiting research lab. But it could soon take on a new role as a testbed for ambitious missions deeper into space.

dateJul 28, 2011 in Space Exploration
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