Atmospheric turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days
When a team of researchers wanted new insights into why cities tend to be much warner than surrounding areas, they turned to a specialized and increasingly powerful piece of software that simulates urban ...
The economics of newly graduated veterinarians
Animals can teach us more about the human body than we might realize. Crack open New York Times bestseller "Zoobiquity," and you'll learn about a human cardiologist's experiences at the Los Angeles Zoo that ...
Home sweet home at risk of bushfire
Home is where the heart is - and reminding yourself how much you love your home might ensure you prepare it for bushfires.
Outside the cities and towns, rural Britain's internet is firmly stuck in the 20th century
The quality of rural internet access in the UK, or lack of it, has long been a bone of contention. The government says "fast, reliable broadband" is essential, but the disparity between urban and rural areas is large and gr ...
New wireless communications systems to serve remote and rural areas
Advanced communications technology could bring broadband wireless service to remote and rural areas in the Hawaiian Islands, under a new research grant funded by the National Science Foundation.
Children gain benefits from field trips to farms, study shows
Farm visits are dispelling children's deep ignorance about where the food they eat comes from and helping teachers deliver a wide spectrum of the national curriculum, a new study has shown. The trips, set ...
Researchers develop unique waste cleanup for rural areas
Washington State University researchers have developed a unique method to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas.
The mobility model is closely linked to the city's characteristics
The massive use of motor vehicles leads to a whole host of problems, such as pollution, noise, accidents, occupation of space and others, which need to be tackled in two ways, according to the authors of ...
Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers
Researchers say they're surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the Colorado mountains from urban and rural areas below.
Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and ...
Suburban dugites and bobtails come under the microscope
A Curtin University researcher is embarking on a new study that will examine behavioural and ecological differences between reptiles in Perth and rural areas to identify key impacts of urbanisation.
Court rejects challenge to FCC broadband plan
A federal appeals court is rejecting challenges to the FCC's plan to expand broadband Internet service to rural areas.
Study is first to examine pollution sources between urban and rural air in the Midwest
With warmer weather, it's time to get outdoors. And now you can breathe easy about it: A new study from the University of Iowa reports Iowa's air quality falls within government guidelines for cleanliness.
Study examines disadvantages for rural districts at recruiting high-quality teachers
(Phys.org) —Rural school districts are at a distinct disadvantage in being able to attract high-quality teachers out of college compared with suburban and urban districts, according to recent study funded by the Spencer ...