Honeybees show tipping points
Parasites, lack of food, cold snaps, pesticides, and poor management all can stress honeybee colonies, making it difficult to pin their collapse on a single source. However, in controlled field tests, honeybee ...
Researchers using GPS and accelerometers in base stations to create early warning system in southern California
Smartphone app to give earthquake warning
A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.
Professor calls for national earthquake early warning system
Murchison Widefield Array: Square Kilometre Array precursor debuts
Solar storms, space junk and the formation of the Universe are about to be seen in an entirely new way with the start of operations today by the $51 million Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope.
Early warning system provides four-month forecast of malaria epidemics in northwest India
(Phys.org) —Sea surface temperatures in the tropical South Atlantic Ocean can be used to accurately forecast, by up to four months, malaria epidemics thousands of miles away in northwestern India, a University ...
Song sparrows escalate territorial threats (w/ Video)
Territorial song sparrows use increasingly threatening signals to ward off trespassing rivals. First an early warning that matches the intruder's song, then wing waving – a bird's version of "flipping the bird" – as the ...
Biologists design method to monitor global bee decline
A global network of people monitoring bee populations may form an early warning system alerting scientists to dangers threatening the world's food system and economies.
Microbes travel through the air; it would be good to know how and where
Preliminary research on Fusarium, a group of fungi that includes devastating pathogens of plants and animals, shows how these microbes travel through the air. Researchers now believe that with improvements on thi ...
Tsunami airglow signature could lead to early detection system (w/Video)
Researchers at the University of Illinois have become the first to record an airglow signature in the upper atmosphere produced by a tsunami using a camera system based in Maui, Hawaii.
University of Brighton design students makes biking safer with BLAZE projection system
Researchers use lightning detection for early warning of volcanic ash
(PhysOrg.com) -- New Zealand scientists are playing a key role in developing a new system to give early warning of aviation-endangering volcanic eruptions by detecting the lightning their ash clouds trigger.
Early warning system would predict space storms on Mars
Space weather storms will make living on Mars challenging. The first group of colonists won't need umbrellas; they will need safe houses with 30-foot thick walls made of Martian clay that can withstand radiation ...
Sudden Collapse in Ancient Biodiversity: Was Global Warming the Culprit?
Scientists have unearthed striking evidence for a sudden ancient collapse in plant biodiversity. A trove of 200 million-year-old fossil leaves collected in East Greenland tells the story, carrying its message ...