August 26, 2009 - A new Web site, www.DeathRiskRankings.com, developed by researchers and students at Carnegie Mellon University, allows users to query publicly available data from the United States and Europe, and compare mortality risks by gender, age, cause of death and geographic region.
August 25, 2009 - Spearheaded by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) amongst others, there is growing awareness (and a growing body of science to back it up) that global warming is already taking a serious toll on human health, especially in the form of heat waves that will increasingly affect communities in the decades ahead.
August 18, 2009 - Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have set out to develop software that will allow data centers to function as single, plug-and-play networks, but that will still scale to the massive size required of modern data center networks.
August 07, 2009 - As important as the actual delivery mechanism is how emergency messages for the general public are communicated, and specifically the choice of words, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
July 10, 2009 - A recent workshop organized by LOICZ (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone), a core project of the International Geosphere-Bioshphere Programme and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, has highlighted the increasing challenges of popolation mirgration.
June 08, 2009 - According to the Rapid City Journal a software glitch added 4,875 phantom ballots in a South Dakota election for a seat on the Rapid City Council last week. The bug was about to cause a runoff vote.
April 22, 2009 - When employees have so many complex passwords to remember that they keep them on a sticky note attached to his computer screen, that is almost a sure sign that your agency or organization needs a wiser policy for passwords -- one that balances risk and complexity.