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Greener disaster alerts

New software allows wireless sensor networks to run at much lower energy, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Sensor Networks. The technology could improve efficiency for hurricane and other natural ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Engineering
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Geneticists find joy in Spudville

David Tay heaves aside a metal door that leads into an earthquake-proof room chilled to 42 degrees. There, under the glow of blue-tinged lights, are thousands of test tubes, each with small green sprouts trapped inside.

dateJun 27, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Break up of New Orleans households after Katrina

How well a family recovers from a natural catastrophe may be tied to the household's pre-disaster make up and socio-economic status. In a recent study, Dr. Michael Rendall of the RAND Corporation compared the number of households ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Social Sciences
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US storms have no bearing on hurricane season

Natural disasters and a record number of tornadoes in the southeastern United States should not have any bearing on the severity of the upcoming hurricane season, the director of the National Hurricane Center said Friday.

dateMay 14, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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