Archive: 03/5/2012

The snows of Mount Washington

"Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained wh ...

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The net migration 'bounce'

New analysis by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory shows that any short term cut to net-migration brought about by reductions in immigration will be partially reversed in the long term because ...

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Fuel for thought

Like a lot of economists, Christopher Knittel entered college with career plans in mind. Unlike a lot of economists, Knittel had plans that involved baseball. At California State University at Stanislaus, ...

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How rainwater can meet clean-water needs

At a remote village called Bisate in the desperately poor nation of Rwanda, a clinic faced chronic shortages of water during the nation’s twice-yearly dry seasons. Sometimes there was simply not enough ...

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Arctic evolution leads to salmonella vaccine

Bacteria harvested from the frigid waters of the Arctic could be the key to a new type of temperature-sensitive vaccine. University of Victoria microbiology researcher Dr. Francis Nano has received Genome BC Proof-of-Concept ...

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Making surveillance cameras more efficient

A University of California, Riverside professor has recently co-authored a book about his surveillance camera research that has applications in everything from homeland security, environmental monitoring and home monitoring.

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