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Report: Communications Technology Among Tools Needed to Aid Miner Safety
A new National Academy of Sciences report identifies tools that would help miners devise their own means of escape when trapped underground. View News Article (2013-03-18)


Using Twitter to Predict the Influence of Lifestyle on Health
Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors - social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others - influence health. View News Article (2013-02-08)


Mercury contamination in water can be detected with a mobile phone
Chemists at the University of Burgos (Spain) have manufactured a sheet that changes colour in the presence of water contaminated with mercury. View News Article (2013-02-07)


Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming
A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise. View News Article (2013-02-04)


Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste
Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found. View News Article (2013-01-09)


Ben-Gurion U. researchers use data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveal that data culled from geosocial networks like the GPS traffic app Waze can help prevent traffic incidents with better deployment of police resources at the most accident prone areas. View News Article (2013-01-07)


Discovery of Africa moth species important for agriculture, controlling invasive plants
In the rain forests of the Congo, where mammals and birds are hunted to near-extinction, an impenetrable sound of buzzing insects blankets the atmosphere. View News Article (2012-12-21)


Wine and tea are key ingredients in South African plan to grow domestic research
The South African government is investing in scientific research to foster production of agricultural products like pinotage (the country's signature red wine) and honeybush (source of a tea so fragrant that a potful can perfume an entire house) to create jobs and boost the economy. View News Article (2012-12-20)


The neural toxicity of lanthanides: An update and interpretations
Lanthanides comprise a unique and dominant resource of China. The increase in contact for populations through lanthanide mining and the wide applications for industry, agriculture, and medicine have raised great public concern regarding the metal toxicity of lanthanides, particularly on the issue of whether lanthanides are toxic to the human nervous system.  View News Article (2012-11-29)


Researchers tap into CO2 storage potential of mine waste
It's time to economically value the greenhouse gas-trapping potential of mine waste and start making money from it, says mining engineer and geologist Michael Hitch of the University of British Columbia (UBC). View News Article (2012-11-15)

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