Archive: 08/9/2012

Immediate identification

Soldiers in war zones, and law enforcement and first responders on the scene will soon have the ability to collect and immediately analyze trace amounts of potentially dangerous chemical, explosive or biological ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Engineering
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3Qs: Losing our religion?

The Pew Research Center Amer­ican Values Survey, which polled more than 3,000 adults nation­wide, found that approx­i­mately one in five Amer­i­cans don’t have a reli­gious affil­i­a­tion ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Image: Mount Tongariro erupts

(Phys.org) -- Late on August 6, 2012, New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro erupted for the first time in 115 years, spewing a cloud of ash over North Island, closing roads, and cancelling domestic flights. ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Hong Kong police body cameras spark fears

In a first for Asia, Hong Kong police said Thursday they will trial the use of video cameras attached to their uniforms to film exchanges with the public, despite concerns from human rights groups.

dateAug 09, 2012 in Other
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Zynga chief operating officer leaves the game

Zynga's chief operating officer folded his cards on Wednesday, leaving the social games company just as heavyweight Amazon.com steps into the ring and rival Electronic Arts (EA) takes it to court.

dateAug 09, 2012 in Business
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Refinery fire highlights pollution concerns

(AP) — A massive Chevron oil refinery fire that sent hundreds of people rushing to hospitals and is pushing West Coast gas prices higher was just the latest pollution incident at the facility that records ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Environment
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How geckos cope with wet feet

Geckos are remarkable little creatures, clinging to almost any dry surface, and Alyssa Stark, from the University of Akron, USA, explains that they appear to be equally happy scampering through tropical rainforest ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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