News tagged with urban environment

Greener disaster alerts

New software allows wireless sensor networks to run at much lower energy, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Sensor Networks. The technology could improve efficiency for hurricane and other ...

Jun 27, 2011
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Pterosaur-inspired aircraft makes sharper turns

(PhysOrg.com) -- By morphing and repositioning a small aircraft's vertical tail to resemble the cranial crest of a pterosaur, researchers have shown that the aircraft's turn radius can be reduced by 14%. The ...

Jun 14, 2011 feature
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Mapping food deserts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Maps are great for showing where things are. They’re also good for showing where things aren’t.

Mar 03, 2011
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Scientists warn of water woes

Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could spike in the coming decades while catastrophic floods and droughts strike more often, a water conference in Canada is to hear this week.

Feb 28, 2011
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Drinking recycled water?

The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia's CSIRO Land and Water set out to ...

Jan 06, 2011
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Landscape tree disease from 12 wood decay fungi studied

Landscape trees, valued for their aesthetic nature and their environmental benefits, are becomingly increasingly valuable in urban environments. A single mature tree can add considerable value to commercial and residential ...

Dec 30, 2010
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Listening too loud in urban environments

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from Children's Hospital Boston and City University of New York (CUNY) finds that the majority of college students using MP3 players and iPods exceed the recommended sound exposure limits while ...

Aug 17, 2010
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