News tagged with monitoring systems

In the Greek isles, a volcano has awakened

In 1650 B.C.E., a series of massive volcanic eruptions decimated the ancient seafaring Minoan civilization. Over the next 4 millennia, the largely subaquatic Santorini caldera had a series of smaller eruptions, with five ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Artguardian: Watchman for artworks

A publicly displayed object of art experiences a lot: Dazzling light, unfavorable temperatures or too much moisture. With 'Artguardian' Fraunhofer researchers have developed a fully automated, intelligent monitoring system ...

dateJan 31, 2012 in Engineering
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Smart paint could revolutionize structural safety

An innovative low-cost smart paint that can detect microscopic faults in wind turbines, mines and bridges before structural damage occurs is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

dateJan 30, 2012 in Engineering
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US, Mexico to upgrade border quake system

(AP) -- The U.S. and Mexico will upgrade an earthquake monitoring system along the border between California and Baja California in order to better deal with temblors such as last year's magnitude-7.2 shock and to identify ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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 natural ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Engineering
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