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A drone that finds survivors through their phones

A drone makes large circles in the sky. With two powerful antennas, it sniffs the data packets emitted by mobile phones. On the ground, an interface developed specifically for this project makes it possible to track the flight ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Engineering
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Forest loss starves fish

Debris from forests that washes into freshwater lakes supplements the diets of microscopic zooplankton and the fish that feed off them – creating larger and stronger fish, new research shows.

dateJun 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Risk is much more than a game

Wildfires and flooding affect many more people in the USA than earthquakes and landslide and yet the dread, the perceived risk, of the latter two is much greater than for those hazards that are more frequent and cause greater ...

dateMay 23, 2014 in Social Sciences
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