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GPS solution provides 3-minute tsunami alerts

Researchers have shown that, by using global positioning systems (GPS) to measure ground deformation caused by a large underwater earthquake, they can provide accurate warning of the resulting tsunami in ...

dateMay 17, 2013 in Engineering
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Lost data may have exposed 800,000 people in Calif

(AP) -- A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California's child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Internet
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Disaster-related apps can help you prepare for worst

While working as a programmer for Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., two years ago, Terence Worley felt the ground rumble and shake beneath his feet. "I reached for my phone to see how close the quake was, ...

dateMar 19, 2011 in Software
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Tired drivers as bad as drunk drivers

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows that driving for only three hours at night has a similar effect to driving under the influence of alcohol, and even two hours can be equivalent to a couple of drinks.

dateJan 21, 2011 in Health report
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Measuring fatigue through the voice

What can scientists learn from watching a group of people sitting around, chatting, playing movies, reading, and happily making new friends? Quite a lot, says University of Melbourne, Australia acoustician Adam Vogel, who ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Seven hours the magic number for sleep: study

People who sleep more or fewer than seven hours a day, including naps, are increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, a study published Sunday shows.

dateAug 01, 2010 in Health
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