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Article ID: 575570

FAU Experts on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Florida Atlantic University

With the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill approaching, Florida Atlantic University faculty members are available to discuss the state of the Gulf and the effects of the oil spill.

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11-Apr-2011 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 575478

George Washington University Experts to Speak on Topics Related to the Earthquake in Japan

George Washington University

George Washington University Experts to Speak on Topics Related to the Earthquake in Japan

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7-Apr-2011 4:00 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 575322

Cooler Heads Will Prevail in a Nuclear Crisis

Nova Southeastern University

There are many ways to minimize or mitigate damage caused by radioactive materials, such as the ones being released by Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Although the situation in Japan is dangerous and uncertain, there’s no need to panic. People need to follow expert advice.

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5-Apr-2011 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 575065

Physicists Detect Low-Level Radioactivity from Japan Arriving in Seattle

University of Washington

Physicists are detecting radioactivity arriving in Seattle from Japanese nuclear reactors damaged in a tsunami following a mammoth earthquake, but the levels are far below what would pose a threat to human health.

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30-Mar-2011 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 574820

Shocks of Japan Earthquake Felt by Automakers

Cornell University

Arthur Wheaton, an automotive expert and senior extension associate at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, comments on the impact of the Japanese earthquake on Honda, Toyota and other automakers.

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25-Mar-2011 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 574794

Wolters Kluwer Health Supports Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

In support of disaster relief efforts in Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami, Ovid and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, are providing free online access to emergency, disaster, trauma, and radiation contamination resources to Japanese hospitals and healthcare institutions affected by the disasters via the Wolters Kluwer Health Emergency Resources Portal. The access will be immediate and extend for 30 days.

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24-Mar-2011 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 574735

Japanese Must Seek ‘Different Kind of Hope’, Says Philosophical Anthropologist

Cornell University

Hirokazu Miyazaki is a professor of Anthropology at Cornell University and studies the social science of hope in Japan. He offers insight on the recent natural disaster in his native country.

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23-Mar-2011 12:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 574613

Cyberinfrastructure to Meet Peak Demand for Emergency Data in Rural Areas

University of California San Diego

Ahead of the next fire season in parched areas of southern California, research groups at the University of California, San Diego are building a scalable computer infrastructure to provide better access to camera feeds from rural areas when fires, earthquakes, flash floods or other natural disasters hit San Diego County.

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21-Mar-2011 1:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 574611

Health Information Technology "Control Tower" Could Improve Earthquake Response

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

A new study published by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California, Davis, foresees improvements in patient outcomes after a major earthquake through more effective use of information technology. A control tower-style telemedicine hub to manage electronic traffic between first responders and remote medical experts could boost the likelihood that critically injured victims will get timely care and survive, according to the team's computer simulation model.

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21-Mar-2011 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 574593

Japanese Radiation: Movement Through the Atmosphere

University of Maryland, College Park

Predicting what happens to radioactive materials released by Japan's crippled nuclear plants is even more difficult than forecasting the weather, and depends on several key factors, University of Maryland atmospheric scientists say. They’re preparing daily long-range projections of air ‘parcel’ movements from Fukushima, and posting them online.

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20-Mar-2011 11:00 PM EDT
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