Archive: 17/02/2010

Obama's Promise Neighborhoods Initiative

President Barack Obama has pledged to support urban America through policy initiatives, and has created a White House Office of Urban Affairs which reports directly to the President. He plans to implement the Promise Neighborhoods ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Wildlife officials search for carp in Chicago area

(AP) -- Armed with sprawling fishing nets and boats equipped with electric prods, state and federal fisheries biologists began a "search-and-destroy" mission in Chicago-area waterways Wednesday aimed at rooting out the dreaded ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Ecology
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Listen to the natives for better moose monitoring

Modern methods can answer a multitude of questions, but sometimes traditional techniques are superior. Authorities in northern Quebec, Canada, found this to their cost, when they relied upon statistical data to monitor moose ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Ecology
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New assay helps track termites and other insects

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-developed method to safely and reliably mark termites and other insects over vast acreage so their movements can be tracked is just as effective as the previous method -- and more affordable.

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Other
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Can mobile phones help people 'EatWell?'

Most people know the rules of healthy eating, but most of us might eat a little healthier if we were reminded. Now a researcher at Georgia Tech is testing using a mobile phone to help community members steer themselves away ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Software
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