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Innovative rapidly inflating balloon technology could keep damaged ships afloat. But more fine-tuning needs to be done and there are some concerns about reliability.
European scientists globally monitor wildfires with the help of satellites. The emission data are important for globally and regionally forecasting air quality.
Clinicians face the challenge of gaining informed consent from the parents of very small preterm babies in an ethical way without causing them unnecessary stress.
Steroids used to treat the lungs of preterm infants have come under scrutiny. Now a large clinical trial assesses whether inhaling steroids is safe and useful.
Artificial emotions can help people communicate, but they raise ethical issues too.
This year’s World Health Day (April 7th) focuses on vector-borne diseases, like malaria. Malaria still kills more than half a million people every year, mainly children. In the battle against this disease researchers in Switzerland have developed a new eco repellent that stops mosquitoes from attacking humans.
Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects against malaria carrying mosquitoes. They constitute a more sustainable solution that traditional repellent.
Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects, as spatial repellents, against malaria carrying mosquitoes, and possibly others.
A common policy across Europe would provide consistency in recognising both the condition and the rights of this vulnerable group of children.
The unprecedented number of children across Europe separated from an incarcerated parent could serve as the basis for a new aid policy. Yet, making it happen at the EU level is going to take time.
A smart phone app points people the way, assists event organisers in preventing emergency cases and turns its creators into technology entrepreneurs.
Scientists are developing methods and tools that look at multiple natural hazards and how they interact to be in a better position to deal with their consequences
Exploring land use policy can support sustainable development in developing countries, but implementation of scientific advice is difficult to achieve.
Land use planning and management now has all the scientific tools required for decision making. But scientists have yet to have an opportunity to collaborate with local authorities to implement them.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists in European and Africa study the outlook for African cities in a changing climate, and identify their vulnerabilities
The perceived risk of having a volcanic eruption needs to match the actual risk, detected through combined technologies including remote sensing of volcanic gasses, before dire consequences can be prevented.
Bill Wei shares his views on the use of a dual fingerprinting technology for the prevention of art theft
Europe’s austerity policies are harming the health of their populations, according to Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Fire brigades will soon have access to a safety system which is able to accurately detect and locate people that may be trapped in debris after, for example, an earthquake
Home sweet home, but not always safe. We hear daily about gas leaks, floods, circuit breaks and fires. Victims are often children, the elderly and the disabled