Archive: 05/31/2013

Chasing down fugitive emissions

In an effort to respond to President Obama's call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by the year 2020, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) ...

May 31, 2013
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App helps prevent healthcare miscommunication

iscommunication in a healthcare setting can have dire consequences, and is more likely to occur when clinicians and patients don't speak the same language. While some healthcare settings have access to interpreters, ...

May 31, 2013
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Be prepared for severe weather

The tornado that ravaged Moore, Okla., on May 20, 2013, was another reminder that Mother Nature has a temper. Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have said fighting complacency and preparing ...

May 31, 2013
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Physicist clarifies Higgs boson in human terms

Why did the journal Science name the Higgs boson – an elementary particle – last year's most important discovery? And why did it need something as enormous as the Large Hadron Collider, about 27 kilometers in diameter, to fin ...

May 31, 2013
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