Lessons from shuttle Columbia disaster could stave off next tragedy

"Never again" is the phrase echoed among NASA leaders recalling the last major tragedy in the space program that occurred 20 years ago this week, when Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, never making its way back home to Fl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 31st, 2023

Netflix is about to release Waco: American Apocalypse — here’s when you can watch it

Netflix is about to release Waco: American Apocalypse, a true crime docuseries about the 1993 tragedy in Waco, Texas. Here's when you can watch it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Tragedy plus time equals a BlackBerry comedy

The rise and especially the calamitous fall of BlackBerry precipitated by Steve Jobs and the iPhone is the subject of a new movie, opening in theaters in May.Six months after it completed post-production and the search for a distributor ramped up, "B.....»»

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Silicon Valley Bank: Lessons learned from failed "tech bank"

The BBC talks to some of the UK-based tech firms which had accounts with Silicon Valley Bank......»»

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Oregon eyes mandate for climate change lessons in schools

Oregon lawmakers are aiming to make the state the second in the nation to mandate climate change lessons for K-12 public school students, further fueling U.S. culture wars in education......»»

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Microbes can create a more peaceful world: Scientists issue call to action

Microorganisms should be 'weaponized' to stave off conflicts across the globe, according to a team of eminent microbiologists......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMar 10th, 2023

Discovering a protein"s "elevator motion" could spur new cancer treatments

Michigan State University researcher Jian Hu has taken another important step in learning as much as possible about tiny protein machines that help shuttle metals into living cells......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 10th, 2023

Africa"s shift to low-cost manufacturing puts women at risk: Four lessons from the Asian Tigers

Economists have urged African countries to shift to low-cost manufacturing—the path that led countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan—to industrial prosperity. These East Asian economies—which recorded high growth rates of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 7th, 2023

As bird flu surges in Europe, race is on to stop the spread

With tens of millions of poultry culled every year to contain avian influenza, scientists are rushing to find new ways to protect flocks from infection and avert a human pandemic. Researchers are learning important lessons about how bird flu spreads.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 6th, 2023

Inclusive child care in British Columbia must support children with disabilities, say researchers

In 2022, we spent several months listening to parents of young children with support needs as part of our study about inclusive and equitable child care in British Columbia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 6th, 2023

No, the Fukushima water release is not going to kill the Pacific Ocean

Japanese authorities are preparing to release treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, nearly 12 years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. This will relieve pressure on more than 1,000 storage tanks, creating much-needed space for oth.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 6th, 2023

Carbon emissions from boreal forest fires rose in 2021

Phillip Meintzer was hours away by car from the largest fires raging in the forests of British Columbia and Alberta in summer of 2021, but the air was still thick with smoke from the Canadian infernos......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2023

Unleash The Amateurs: Lessons From The Early Days Of Radio

Guglielmo Marconi’s early experiments in wireless communication, particularly his radio transmission during the 1899 America’s Cup yacht races, had sparked broad interest in the nascent technology. The press was closely covering these devel.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2023

Extreme heat is a health crisis, Columbia experts say

The record-breaking heat Earth endured during the summer of 2022 will be repeated without a robust international effort to address climate change, a panel of scientists warned Monday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2023

"Build back better" sounds great in theory, but does the government really know what it means in practice?

In the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins promised to invest billions in disaster-hit communities to "build back better". But building community and infrastructure resilience will take more than just cash......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2023

Researchers: Disaster survivors need help remaining connected with friends and families and access to mental health care

The earthquakes that struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria in early February 2023 have killed at least 47,000 people and disrupted everyday life for some 26 million more......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2023

Quake-prone Istanbul not at heightened risk: expert

Fears of another major earthquake have been rekindled in Istanbul since the February 6 disaster that hit Turkey and Syria, but a prominent Turkish seismologist has reassured the risk "hasn't increased"......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2023

Turkey tragedy jolts quake-prone Central Asia

When a devastating earthquake and aftershocks struck Turkey and Syria this month, Klara Imangalieva—who lives in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan—realized she had to move......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2023

Flint water crisis demonstrates value of social networks

The size, strength and makeup of people's social networks are key indicators of how they will respond to the health consequences of an environmental disaster, according to a new Cornell study that focused on the Flint, Michigan, water crisis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2023

What Australia learned from recent devastating floods, and how New Zealand can apply those lessons now

Australia and New Zealand have both faced a series of devastating floods triggered by climate change and the return of the La Niña weather pattern. So it makes sense that Australia has now sent disaster crews to help with the aftermath of Cyclone Ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2023

Two coastal flood defense projects provide lessons for making future infrastructure projects more successful

More than ten years have passed since Hurricane Sandy exposed New York City to devastating coastal flooding. Several cost-effective flood megaprojects, including levees and storm surge barriers, have been presented to the NY-NJ region to prevent futu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2023