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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 ...

dateNov 02, 2012 in Other
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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 ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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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.

dateApr 27, 2012 in Business
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Dealing with power outages more efficiently

When there is a power failure, the utility companies, public officials and emergency services must work together quickly. Researchers have created a new planning software product that enables all participants ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Engineering
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'Doomsday' ticks closer on nuclear, climate fears

Global uncertainty on how to deal with the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change have forced the "Doomsday clock" one minute closer to midnight, leading international scientists said Tuesday.

dateJan 10, 2012 in Other
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