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Every way devised to deflect an asteroid

With asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close by Earth yesterday, this rather unsettlingly near flyby has many people wondering if we would be able to divert an asteroid that was heading for an intersection with Earth ...

Nov 10, 2011
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Taking lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Hur­ri­cane Sandy killed dozens and left mil­lions in the dark. Stephen Flynn, the founding co-​​director of Northeastern's George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity, and an expert ...

Nov 02, 2012
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Predicting the unpredictable

(Phys.org) —EPFL scientists have developed the first system to issue early-warning alerts for landslides. Early-warning systems like this are already in place for other natural disasters such as tsunamis ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Japan's NEC sees $1.36 billion net loss

Japanese IT firm NEC said Friday it lost $1.36 billion in the year to March as asset write-downs and tax payments hit its bottom line, even as operating profit rose.

Apr 27, 2012
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