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Canadian earthquake detector has deep-sea edge over US rival
Sea-floor instruments will monitor seismic activity very close to the Cascadia fault.
On 15 June, Canada broke ground on its first earthquake early-warning system. Sea-floor sensors will monitor the Cascadia subduction zone off British Columbia to provide crucial seconds of warning if the ‘big one’ hits. Putting sensors so close to the fault should give the Canadian system an edge over a more developed sister project in the United States. Read More.
A tiny pump comes to the aid of weakened hearts
EPFL researchers have developed an innovative cardiac support system in the form of a small ring placed on the aorta. This device is less invasive than traditional methods and avoids problems of hemolysis and the need for regular transfusions because it does not come into direct contact with the blood. Read More.
Medical Devices and the Risk of Cyber Security Attacks
Medical device technology is a field that has seen huge growth across all sectors of healthcare. But with advancements in technology comes the demand for enhanced security measures. The cyber security concerns associated with medical technology are twofold: confidentiality of data and the possible manipulation of the devices which can alter effectiveness or cause harm. Read More.
Seismic Science Engineering students use hands-on approach to teach sixth graders fundamentals of earthquake engineering
Over the past seven years, more than 7,000 sixth graders from 26 schools in San Diego County have visited the Jacobs School of Engineering to build model structures and test them on small shake tables. It’s all part of the Earthquake Engineering with K’NEX Outreach Program run by the UC San Diego chapter of the Society of Civil and Structural Engineers.Over the past seven years, more than 7,000 sixth graders from 26 schools in San Diego County have visited the Jacobs School of Engineering to build model structures and test them on small shake tables. It’s all part of the Earthquake Engineering with K’NEX Outreach Program run by the UC San Diego chapter of the Society of Civil and Structural Engineers. Read More.
Ex-NASA engineer to plant one billion trees a year using drones
At least two persons were killed and several dwellings damaged in fresh landslides triggered by rains in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradeshtoday,raising the toll to 19.
Landslides caused by heavy rain in the past few days have disrupted life in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh. While the death toll in the two incidents of landslides in Tawang district rose to 18on Saturday, roads remained blocked in many districts, including Tawang, Lower Subansiri, Changlang, Namsai and Tirap districts. Landslides damaged several houses in Yazali and Hapoli in Lower Subansiri district. Water supply was hit and BSNL services, particularly landlines, were affected.
AmritaWNA already has a system to predict landslide induced by rainfall . Theses systems are currently deployed in Munnar in Kerala and now in progress in Chandmari in Sikkim