News tagged with urban environment

Harnessing robot research a searching task

A new laboratory dedicated to technologies at the cutting edge of an emerging field of robotics could radically improve the way search and rescue operations are conducted. The Monash Swarm Robotics Laboratory ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Where, oh where, has the road kill gone?

Millions of birds die in the US each year as they collide with moving vehicles, but things have been looking up, at least in the case of cliff swallows. Today's swallows are hit less often, thanks to shorter ...

Mar 18, 2013
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Skateboarders good for the environment, study says

A recent study in Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability suggests that skateboarders in Chicago perform in and transform urban spaces by exploring different terrains and developing unfore ...

Feb 11, 2013
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Clamorous city blackbirds

(Phys.org)—Animals have developed a variety of strategies for dealing with increasing noise pollution in their habitats. It is known, for example, that many urban birds sing at a high pitch to differentiate ...

Jan 11, 2013
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Cat survey reveals impact on birds

Some pet cats are killing a lot of birds around the UK, a new study shows. Most don't do much harm, but millions of marauding felines add up to what could be a serious problem for the nation's wildlife.

Jan 11, 2013
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New study gives insight into crowd-sourced commuting

The New Cities Foundation today unveiled the results of its Connected Commuting Task Force, charged with helping cities all over the world better understand how real-time social networking among commuters can enhance the ...

Dec 11, 2012
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