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 – to be administered ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Robotics
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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 wingspans that ...

dateMar 18, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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 unforeseen ...

dateFeb 11, 2013 in Environment
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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 their song from ...

dateJan 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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.

dateJan 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateDec 11, 2012 in Telecom
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