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Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats
...full range of public health emergencies, including weather
events such as ice storms and hurricanes, and emerging diseases like SARS that do not result from terrorist actions." Campbell continued: "This issue - the financing of preparations for potential bioterrorist attacks- has forced us to confront the in...
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
... Linden, also protect the roof from the ravages of weather
and UV radiation. The solar panels have a silicon surface laced with photovoltaic (PV) cells, said Baptiste. PV cells are devices that convert sunlight to electricity, bypassing mechanical generators. PV stands for photo (light) and voltaic (elect...
Background 'DWI' checks effective
...d about safety, such as flying at night, under bad weather
conditions and in violation of safety rules." Current federal regulations do not allow any person to operate any aircraft - major airlines, commuter aircraft, air taxis, or private planes - within eight hours after having consumed alcohol, or with a ...
Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions
...ins have found that nighttime flying and worsening weather
conditions are two key characteristics of fatal pl...t of alcohol-related crashes occurred in worsening weather
conditions, such as rain or fog, which force the pilot to switch from visual flight rules to instrum...
Assessing the season: LSU hurricane experts learned lessons during Hurricane Season 2004
...tion conditions (the first study of its kind), but weather
changes and other factors hindered him. "One of the difficulties of such research is the variable nature of storms and the responses to them ... but we finally met with success in achieving some of our goals with the evacuation of New Orleans prior t...
Temporary weight gain over the winter holidays... might be a good thing
...could help humans and other animals deal with cold weather
by providing extra insulation from the cold as well as extra energy to immune systems facing an onslaught of pathogens....
TIGER Workshop puts focus on space for African water management
...he Sahara and central Southern Africa and extreme weather
events will become more common even as overall water resources decrease. Water is also a health issue for African citizens. More than half the population has inadequate access to clean water, and water-related diseases take a heavy toll. To take one...
Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY
...d other similar sensors could be used for chemical weather
and air quality prediction in future," Beirle added. "For now we are focused on using the SCIAMACHY results to quantify the contributions of the different sources of nitrogen oxides such as fossil fuel combustion, biomass burning, lightning especia...
Coast-mapping satellites will follow the tides
... a day, but is costly and can only be performed if weather
conditions are right. Both tropical and polar coasts may stay enshrouded in cloud and precipitation for weeks or months at a time. Radar sensors such as the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) aboard ESA's Envisat can penetrate cloud cover as w...
Envisat's rainbow vision detects ground moving at pace fingernails grow
...to operate in often with poor visibility from the weather
and a very steep eastern flank all parts of the volcano down to vegetation line are accessible with InSAR." InSAR reveals a pattern of ground inflation in the months preceding a new eruption, as pressure in the magma chamber increases. Following an...
New data reveals weather can trigger a migraine
... the most carefully done study on the influence of weather
patterns on headache. The study, conducted over a ...e sufferers. The study delved into the affects of weather
patterns on headache as well as investigating whether or not patients could predict their own sensit...
Global warming: a formidable challenge to health
...so an increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather
events, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and ...Jonathan Patz of Johns Hopkins University. Extreme weather
events have claimed millions of lives during the past 20 years. Between 1972 and 1996, an average of...
Cutting-edge sensors and software tests will help protect Pentagon from airborne hazards
...-A breakthrough blend of high-tech instruments and weather
forecasting models is being tested at the Pentagon...dels--each with a different strength--that predict weather
conditions from the entire Washington region inward to the Pentagon itself. Information is routed am...
Bright clothing and white helmets cut motorcycle deaths
...including age, years of on-road riding experience, weather
conditions and some risk taking behaviours (such as alcohol consumption) were taken into account. Drivers wearing reflective or fluorescent clothing had a 37% lower risk of crash related injury than other drivers. Compared with wearing a black helmet...
Landslide warnings from satellites may save lives
...es. The annual landslide frequency varies with the weather
heavy rainfall can potentially re-accelerate existing landslides." Three different service products are available: a large-scale Landslide Motion Survey identifying areas affected by landslides across an entire river basin, a reduced-scale Landslid...
Envisat images delivered to Antarctic eclipse spotters
... and finally back to Antarctica again!" Antarctic weather
is always unpredictable, although luckily the sky stayed clear enough for Loren and the others to see the eclipse, although at the last moment thin clouds prevented seeing the corona. And the darkness from the Moon's 5000-km-long shadow was striking....
Sun avoidance will not reduce cancer
...ld aim for 10-15 minutes a day in the sun when the weather
allows, without sunscreen, to allow adequate synthesis of vitamin D, he concludes....
Thanksgiving: A time for healthful eating?
... Food Chemistry this month. Hot Cocoa - Colder weather
just begs for a warm mug of hot cocoa. Scientists have found that hot cocoa tops both red wine and tea in antioxidants, chemicals that have been shown to fight cancer, heart disease and aging . Chang Yong Lee, Ph.D., from Cornell University examined...
Near-real time ozone forecasting made possible by Envisat
...atellite observation and data use, in the same way weather
forecasting does. As well as chemical interactions, the model also includes weather
data provided by the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts, because polar stratospheric...
2003 winners of Collegiate Inventors Competition announced in NYC
...ate against sound, vibration and temperature, cold weather
clothing and accessories, sculptures and many other uses. Her machine transforms a 2,000-year old labor-intensive process into an elegant automated process. Her advisor at the Alberta College of Art & Design, Katherine Dickerson, receives a $5,000...
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