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Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...up of "first-responders," along with firefighters, police and medical personnel. According to Pena-Mora: "The civil engineer's role -- particularly the engineers and contractors who were involved with the original design and construction of the critical physical infrastructure -- needs to be extended beyond...

Sensor web simulation investigates technique to improve prediction of pollution across the globe

...ue team whereby the unique skills of firefighters, police officers, and paramedics are brought together to form and then implement a plan to find and rescue a person in need of help. Computer forecast models can also help decide where the sensors should make observations. If a model forecasts high concentr...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...se scenario, with dead bodies piling up outside of police stations and others dumped into trench graves. "Obviously, not every city had the same experience," Higgins said. "There were really no successes. You could only talk about degrees of failure and success." ...

Scientists observe how a close bond activates the immune system

...gnize any pathogen it might encounter. Just as police need evidence of a crime to begin an investigation, T cells must recognize a specific antigen before they start to fight an infection. Dendritic cells constantly scour the body for antigens and present these to T cells for review in the lymph nodes. ...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

...s of ocean ?too great an area for naval vessels to police effectively. So the French maritime authority turned to satellite surveillance ?employing ESA's Envisat satellite in conjunction with Canada's Radarsat-1. The radar sensors aboard these spacecraft can monitor the region during both day and night ...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...urrently the cocaine sensor that is widely used by police is the Scott test. When a chemical is added to the white powder it changes color. But there are many ways around this test, explained Plaxco, and some cocaine manufacturers add a chemical to block the color change. "Our sensor can detect cocaine no m...

Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections

...altering wavelengths and frequency. For example, a police radar gun sends microwave signals to a moving car, and when signals bounce back, the change in their frequency provides a measurement used to determine the vehicle's speed. Doppler ultrasound is similar, except that acoustical waves are transmitted...

World Trade Center identifications pushed forensic DNA technology

...and the truth is that the medical examiner and the police need to establish a synergistic relationship from the outset," said Shaler. Certainly in this emotional, heart-wrenching environment, patience and understanding were aided by familiarity and trust. While samples of the living are replaceable, it q...

Knowledge of dendritic cells branches out

...squads that deal with specific problems ?just as a police force might have different departments to deal with armed robberies, homicides and fraud. These discoveries at WEHI have profoundly altered our understanding of this important aspect of the immune system. The research received advance online public...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

...ions where methadone is seen as hazardous, such as police custody or prison. Its effectiveness has, however, never been tested before. Dr Roy Robertson, a Reader at the University of Edinburgh, who is the study’s main author, said: "Heroin addiction is a chronic condition requiring long-term medication. ...

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