News tagged with displacement

Mapping the crisis of displaced peoples

Population displacement is a global problem, one that historically has been insufficiently quantified and analyzed, especially given its wide-ranging effects. Displacement can result from a number of factors, including armed ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Other
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Measuring tidal displacement using GPS

GPS is making possible high-precision, high-resolution measurements of tidal displacement that could not be achieved with other methods. Earth's surface deforms due to both body tides-the deformation of the solid Earth due ...

dateMay 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Targeted policing has knock-on benefits

With the police service undergoing budget reductions, and calls for more officers on the streets, a new study offers some reassuring conclusions. Researchers at UCL's Department of Security and Crime Science found no evidence ...

dateSep 08, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Smallest atomic displacements ever observed

An international team of scientists has developed a novel X-ray technique for imaging atomic displacements in materials with unprecedented accuracy. They have applied their technique to determine how a recently discovered ...

dateSep 01, 2011 in General Physics
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