Disaster Balloons can Be Used to Keep Communication Intact During Calamities
A US based inventor has proposed a balloon based communication system that will automatically inflate and launch whenever a natural disaster strikes or seems imminent .
Communication systems are always vulnerable to natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes or volcanic eruptions. As su...
Nephrologists Reassess Disaster Response Strategies
... Health services during natural disasters have been in the spotlight especially after recent calamities
like the hurricane Katrina . According to kidney specialists, well planned crisis management strategies are need of the hour, so that patients with en...
World Environment Day (International Polar Year)
...In a summary of volume 1 of the Fourth Assessment Report submitted on February 2, 2007, the IPCC has stated that increase in the strength of natural calamities
like hurricanes and cyclones since the 70's "more likely than not can be attributed to man-made global warming."
On the melting of the pola...
Pakistan and UN Agree On New Quake Recovery Plan
...er and sanitation system, skill training, teachers training programme and provision of adequate training reconstruction of houses destroyed by natural calamities
would form a part of the new plan.
The estimated budget needed for implementation of the reconstruction programme has been projected to be of the ...
Female Foetus Can Survive More Stress
... The weaker male foetus can easily be destroyed by the stress that is caused by disasters like earthquakes and other natural calamities
including severe famine.// The ones that manage to survive will have a longer life than average, according to a study conducted by researchers belongi...
Stress response increases suicide risk
...stress may cause significant problems including suicidal impulses. It is well-known that some people respond to major stressors - like war and natural calamities
with a full-blown crisis known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) where there is emotional numbness, panic and anxiety. And even lesser stressfu...
The Earth Observatory of Singapore devoted to the study of earth sciences officially opens
... need for a more systematic study of natural hazards. This includes natural calamities
such as earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanoes and climate change, and their p...ing in 'the jaws of a dragon' in Southeast Asia, who are exposed to natural calamities
but have little scientific awareness of the tenuousness of their existence....
UW scientists unravel critical genetic puzzle for flu virus replication
..., whose team conducted the work using a long-studied influenza A virus, the family responsible for regular influenza outbreaks, including such medical calamities
as the 1918 influenza pandemic.
The fact that the virus requires a systematic -- as opposed to a random -- method of assembly opens the door to th...