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Japan plans satellite system to keep eye on mudslides
In view of a recent series of mudslides caused by heavy downpours, the government plans to develop a new disaster management system using data from Japan's quasi-zenith satellite, which can detect signs of earth and mud movements on slopes, to provide evacuation information, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The Cabinet Office and the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry will develop the ...
Study provides insights into birds' migration routes
By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding. The research, which is published in Ecology Letters, was conducted using geolocators that, like GPS, record the position of a bird and allow its long distance movement to be tracked.
Plans for airport rail station, new bus routes revealed
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) unveiled plans for the rail station at Honolulu International Airport and also revealed plans for adding bus routes to Waikiki. ...
Dot Earth Blog: East African Court Blocks Paved Serengeti Highway
A court ruling means massive migrations of wildlife will not have to contend with a paved road in the Serengeti.
Google Invests $50 Million in Future Female Coders
Made with Code is a mentorship program aimed at getting girls interested in computer science.
Creating optical cables out of thin air
Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That's what Howard Milchberg, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, wants to do.
News: Arts funding losers warn of ‘devastating’ blow to young talent
Northumberland Theatre Company and Yellow Earth Theatre have warned they are at risk of closure as a result of losing Arts Council England support three years ago, demonstrating the long-term impact funding decisions can have….
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Maze of Secret Gaza Tunnels Targeted by Israel’s Ground War
As Israeli soldiers stand guard, an excavator forces its way through the earth in an open area of the southern Gaza Strip, smashing through the concrete walls of an underground tunnel snaking its way under Israel's border. The military is distributing video footage about tunnels it says it's discovered to press its case for the ground war Israel is waging in the Hamas-controlled territory. Its ...
Mixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birds
Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists.
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