News tagged with society

Radioactive waste: Where to put it?

As the U.S. makes new plans for disposing of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste deep underground, geologists are key to identifying safe burial sites and techniques. Scientists at The Geological Society ...

Oct 27, 2013 4.6 / 5 (5) 15

Managing the data deluge through new software

Unprecedented torrents of data flood out of research labs on a continual basis, but making sense of it all remains a major scientific bottleneck. How software is evolving to transform this data deluge into knowledge is the ...

Oct 23, 2013 not rated yet 0

Predicting health risks of everyday chemicals

Concern over the safety of everyday household products, such as baby bottles and soaps, has spurred a wide-ranging research effort into predicting the health risks of tens of thousands of chemicals. That's the topic of the ...

Oct 16, 2013 not rated yet 0