High-tech train warning system to save lives, reduce material losses
Train accidents at level crossings carry a high cost in the form of death, injury and material damages. A Norwegian warning system has been designed to lower the risk of such accidents.
Wildfire and weather extremes threaten archaeological sites
Fire and extreme weather remain one of the major threats to archaeological sites. But a European collaboration has developed a warning system to protect our cultural heritage. In fact, last year it helped to save the ancient ...
Professor calls for national earthquake early warning system
Bill would create California quake warning system
(AP)—California could join Japan, Mexico and other earthquake-prone countries that alert residents to the approach of powerful shaking under a bill awaiting approval from the governor.
Iranian telegraph operator, first to propose earthquake early warning system
In 1909, an Iranian telegraph operator living in the remote desert town of Kerman noticed an unusual movement of the magnetic needle of his telegraph instrument. While other telegraph operators during the late 1800s and early ...
Acoustic waves warn of tsunami
An early warning system against tsunamis has been developed and tailored for the need of the Mediterranean, but preparedness on the ground is paramount to ensuring peoples' safety.
Environmental Sample Processors help prevent seafood poisoning
Washington state is one of the nation's most prolific areas for shellfish harvesting and aquaculture. Yet, as in many other areas, Washington's shellfish may cause seafood poisoning when certain types of ...
Murchison Widefield Array: Square Kilometre Array precursor debuts
Solar storms, space junk and the formation of the Universe are about to be seen in an entirely new way with the start of operations today by the $51 million Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope.
Five new features that could be on your next car
Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel.
Saving the blue waters pouring into the Black Sea
An early warning system of threats over freshwater resources in the Black Sea region is now available to policy makers. The onus remains on them to effectively preserve fresh water sources.
New 'electronic nose' nano-sensor being developed for food safety, health
The "electronic nose" sensor developed by a University of California, Riverside engineering professor, and being commercialized by Innovation Economy Crowd (ieCrowd), will be further refined to detect deadly ...
Assay developed to rapidly detect disease that hurt oyster industry
Scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University have developed a new, inexpensive and precise way to detect the toxin secreted by Vibrio tubiashii, a bacterial disease that a few ...
How satellites could be used to devise a warning system against the disease
Cholera remains one of the most prevalent water-related infections in many tropical regions of the world, specifically coastal areas of South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We now know how to treat cholera patients, and ...
Information transmission a good predictor of credit crisis
The recent credit crisis was preceded by a sharp increase in the transmission of information in the largest derivatives market. Such transmissions can therefore serve as indicators for the instability of the market. A team ...