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Article ID: 572659

What You Need to Know About Preventing an Infant Abduction

LifeBridge Health

The story of Carlina White has brought new light to the subject of infant abduction. To protect their infants, the Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore says all parents need to know and follow these tips.

21-Jan-2011 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 572641

Stakeholders Have Explicit Expectations of Fire Departments

Rowan University

Due to budget problems, the City of Camden, N.J., has just laid off numerous police and fire personnel. It's not the only community facing a financial crisis. Dr. Robert Fleming, a nationally recognized authority on fire and emergency services and the author of Effective Fire and Emergency Services Administration, discusses stakeholder expectations.

20-Jan-2011 3:00 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 572189

Expert Available to Comment on NHTSA’s Proposal to Limit Truck Speeds; Researcher Conducted Study Showing Speed Differentials Compromise Safety

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Steven Johnson, industrial engineering professor at the University of Arkansas, is available to comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recent proposal to enact federally mandated rules that would require trucks to activate speed limits. Johnson has studied speed limits and car-vs.-large-truck speed differentials on rural, interstate highways and found that different speed limits for cars and large trucks compromise safety by causing greater speed variation and a higher number of vehicles passing each other. He is currently involved in research funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the implementation of speed-limiting devices on commercial vehicles.

5-Jan-2011 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 571678

A New Blast Resistant Glass - Tougher and Thinner

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Engineers are working to develop a blast-resistant glass that is lighter, thinner, and colorless, yet tough enough to withstand the force of an explosion, earthquake, or hurricane winds . Today's blast-resistant windows are made of pure polymer layers, but this is a plastic composite with an interlayer of polymer reinforced with glass fibers.

10-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 571178

ORNL’s Leal and Snead Named American Nuclear Society Fellows

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Luiz Leal and Lance Snead from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected to the American Nuclear Society’s Class of 2010 Fellows.

29-Nov-2010 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 570649

What Can Corporate America Learn From the Chilean Miners?

Saint Joseph's University

Leadership is everywhere. Nowhere was this more evident than in the belly of the Chilean mine in the weeks and months following the Aug. 5 collapse. “Corporate America has a lot to learn from the Chilean miners,” says Ron Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University who studies leadership.

10-Nov-2010 1:40 PM EST

Article ID: 569978

Psychologist Explores Motivations Behind 2007 Cyberattack on Estonia

University of Alabama

In April 2007, the government of Estonia decided to move a statue honoring Russian soldiers who died in World War II out of the capital of Tallinn. Angry ethnic Russians throughout the world launched a cyberattack on the small Baltic nation, crippling its cyber infrastructure for four days. Why did such an attack happen? And can it happen again?

22-Oct-2010 1:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    7-Oct-2010 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 569235

Poverty Grows in Suburbs, but Social Services Don’t Keep Up

University of Chicago

Poverty has grown in America’s suburbs during the recent economic downturn, but poor people in many suburban communities are finding it hard to get the help they need. Poverty rates grew quickly in the suburbs of the largest metropolitan areas during the 2000s, and by 2008, the number of suburban poor exceeded the number of city poor by 1.5 million.

4-Oct-2010 4:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 569253

FSU Spin-Off Company to Play Lead Role in Protecting Nation's Ports

Florida State University

Pulling it together was a Herculean task that took some five years to complete, but now a massive training curriculum designed by Florida State University researchers to ensure the security of the nation’s 350 commercial ports is about to enter the marketplace.

5-Oct-2010 8:00 AM EDT

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