News tagged with urban environment

The geography of violence

At this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD, assistant professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will present portions of an ...

dateFeb 22, 2010 in Health
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Florida grapples slippery giant snake invasion

Florida homes and swamps more used to dealing with dangerous critters like alligators now face a more foreign invader -- giant pet snakes escaped into the wild whose numbers are growing at an alarming rate.

dateNov 06, 2009 in Ecology
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ESA helps make summer in the city more bearable

As temperatures soar, scientists have been collecting data amid the ancient ruins that symbolise the birthplace of western culture. These data, combined with measurements from aircraft and satellites, promise ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Environment
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Vehicles that drive themselves

The thought of a car or truck that can drive itself is at once both exciting and frightening. Autonomous vehicle navigation, as the technology is known, may make life more convenient if it allows people to kick back and enjoy ...

dateMay 26, 2009 in Engineering
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