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Australians make Antarctic history

Two Australian adventurers have made Antarctic history by becoming the first team to travel unaided to the South Pole and back, surviving three months of "extreme hardship", they said on Friday.

dateJan 27, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Sri Lanka braces for oil slick

Sri Lanka mobilised 500 volunteers on Friday to prepare for an oil slick heading towards its coast after a cargo vessel sank off-shore due to bad weather, a disaster official said.

dateAug 24, 2012 in Environment
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Wireless window sentinel

Window contacts tell users if a window is open or closed. Typically, such sensors are wire-based. Scientists working with industry partners recently developed a new system that operates without wires or batteries. ...

dateSep 05, 2012 in Engineering
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Survival app aims to help drivers in winter storms

When a powerful blizzard ripped through North Dakota last winter, hundreds of drivers were stranded as white-out conditions shuttered interstates spanning the state. Snow whipped up by wind marred the lines ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Software
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6.8 million birds die each year at communication towers

More than 6 million birds die every year as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America, according to a new study published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The birds are killed ...

dateApr 26, 2012 in Ecology
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