News tagged with extreme weather conditions

What's causing Australia's heat wave?

Australia has started 2013 with a record-breaking heat wave that has lasted more than two weeks across many parts of the country. Temperatures have regularly gone above 48°C, with the highest recorded maximum ...

dateJan 18, 2013 in Environment
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Doctor in 1999 South Pole rescue dies in Mass.

(AP) -- Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer before a dramatic rescue from the South Pole a decade ago, has died after the disease recurred. She was 57.

dateJun 24, 2009 in Other
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New funding to research 'super material' graphene

Scientists at Imperial College London are set to receive over £4.5 million of public funding to investigate how the 'super material' graphene can drive improvements in high-tech industries, such as aerospace design and medical ...

dateDec 27, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Moscow wheezes as smog cloud blankets city

Muscovites Wednesday coughed their way through the hottest days of weather on record in the Russian capital as a smog cloud created by peat fires blanketed the city for a third day in a row.

dateJul 28, 2010 in Environment
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Extreme work clothes for the Artic

Roughnecks working on oil and gas installations in the Arctic need clothes that monitor the health. Research scientists at SINTEF are developing a jacket with built-in sensors. It will monitor both body t ...

dateMar 11, 2013 in Engineering
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