NationalGeographic_1465462web.jpg  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.

 


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  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.

 


cybersecurity.jpg 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.

 


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 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.

 


drop.jpg    Ex-NASA engineer to plant one billion trees a year using drones

    Lauren Fletcher, former engineer at NASA and CEO of BioCarbon Engineering, has developed drones that will carry pre-germinated seeds, dropping them in pods from 3 meters above the ground

  Link: https://www.minds.com/blog/view/438786597991747584

 


arunachal-landslide-759.jpg   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

   Link: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/two-dead-in-fresh-landslides-in-arunachal-toll-rises-to-19/#sthash.MWoDiplf.dpuf