News tagged with public safety

China's premier 'declares war' on pollution

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday said he is "declaring war" on pollution, describing it as a "red-light warning" against inefficiency as he sought to address public concerns on issues from acrid smog ...

Mar 05, 2014 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Rescuing backyard tigers

Significantly more tigers are in U.S captivity than are left in the wild. In fact, as many as 10,000 tigers, lions and other endangered big cats are privately owned in the United States, according to the ...

Feb 19, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

The move toward 'crowdsourcing' public safety

Earlier this year, Martin Dias, assistant professor in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, presented research for the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System in which he examined Nlets' network ...

Oct 09, 2013 not rated yet 1

Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday expressed caution over whether the revolutionary oil and gas technique of "fracking" could be introduced in Germany, saying public safety was the main concern.

Feb 20, 2013 1 / 5 (1) 1

Sex offenders are on the move

Convicted sex offenders continue to move freely within communities, including in restricted areas, despite laws designed to limit their movements. A new study, by Alan Murray from Arizona State University and colleagues, ...

Jan 29, 2013 1.5 / 5 (2) 1

Creating smarter infrastructure

A team from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction have developed a mechanical amplifier to convert ambient vibrations into electricity more effectively, which could be used to power wireless sen ...

Jan 11, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 1