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Now arriving: airport control towers with no humans inside
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Published in 14-9-2015
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The dozen commercial planes landing there each day are instead watched by cameras, guided in by controllers viewing the video at another airport 90 miles away. There is a lot of good camera technology that can do things that the human eye can't, says Pat Urbanek, of Searidge Technologies, We understand that video is not real life, out the window. Cameras spread out around an airport elimina ...>>
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NFL's safety campaign includes rule changes and PR effort
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Published in 14-9-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Jim Gossett has been paid to watch football games for more than 30 years: for three decades as an athletic trainer at Columbia University and four seasons as an injury spotter for the NFL. But this season, stationed high above the field at MetLife Stadium, Gossett is able to do something he has never done before: Stop the game. For the first time, the NFL is giving spotters in the p ...>>
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Decision soon on listing eels under Endangered Species Act
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Published in 14-9-2015
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Fishermen benefiting from booming prices for American eels are squirming about a decision expected this month on whether to list the fish under the Endangered Species Act. An environmental advocacy group wants the federal government to list the American eel as threatened, giving the fish protections that would greatly limit fishermen's ability to pursue and catch them. ...>>
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Navy to limit some training that harms whales in Pacific
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Published in 14-9-2015
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HONOLULU (AP) The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday. A centerpiece of the agreement signed by a federal judge in Honolulu includes limits or bans on mid-frequency active sonar and explosives in specified areas around the Haw ...>>
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Flood zones could expand, raising costs for some Coloradans
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Published in 7-9-2015
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DENVER (AP) New research shows floods like the one that ransacked northern Colorado two years ago, killing 10 people, might be more common than previously thought and that could require more homeowners to get flood insurance and trigger more stringent construction rules. The September 2013 flood caused $3 billion in damage to neighborhoods, highways, farms and oilfields. Nearly 2,000 homes were ...>>
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Doctors Without Borders: snakebite treatment running out
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Published in 7-9-2015
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LONDON (AP) Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, putting the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk, mostly in developing countries. In a statement issued on Monday, the medical charity warned that existing stockpiles of the anti-venom Fav-Afrique produced by Sanofi Pasteur will expire in June. The company stop ...>>
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New medical coding system aims to help track quality of care
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Published in 7-9-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame. That's the day when the nation's physicians and hospitals must start using a massive new coding system to describe your visit on insurance claims so they get paid. Today, U.S. health providers use a system of roughly 14,000 codes to designate a diagnosis ...>>
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Study: Are we shifting to fewer, weaker Atlantic hurricanes?
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Published in 7-9-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades. The Atlantic looks like it is entering in to a new quieter cycle of storm activity, like in the 1970s and 1980s, two prominent hurricane researchers wrote Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists at Colorado State University, including the professor who pione ...>>
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Across much of US, a serious shortage of psychiatrists
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Published in 7-9-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases, a shortage of psychiatrists worsens. In vast swaths of America, patients face lengthy drives to reach the nearest psychiatrist, if they can even find one willing to see them. Some states are promoting wider use of long-distance telepsychiatry to fill ...>>
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UN climate negotiators work in Bonn on deal to fight warming
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Published in 31-8-2015
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U.N. officials note things look much brighter this time around because most major economies have already presented national plans to limit their emissions of climate-warming gases after 2020, when the new deal is meant to take effect.
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Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement
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Published in 31-8-2015
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The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. Netflix plans to improve its lineup through original films and licensing arrangements with movie studios, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos wrote in a blog post.
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A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains
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Published in 31-8-2015
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CHICAGO (AP) A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found. Rates of such transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients shows that disparity had disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely has continued, said Dr. Jesse Sammon, the senior author ...>>
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Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app
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Published in 31-8-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists. The move thrusts Google on to Apple's turf in an attempt to boost the lackluster sales of watches running on its Android Wear software. The program uniting the devices running on differen ...>>
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What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics
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Published in 31-8-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. An Australian team of scientists who have studied birds and marine debris for decades used computer models to update those figures, calculating that far more seabirds are affected, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the Na ...>>
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Seed bugs swarm California communities, invade homes, cars
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Published in 22-8-2015
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[...] has been the skin-crawling reality for the past two months in the high-desert communities at the foot of the Sierra Nevada's eastern slopes, where residents have seen an explosion of the black-and-red seed bug species Melacoryphus lateralis. The influx has been driven by a mild winter and monsoonal weather, which provided healthier vegetation for the nutrient-sucking bugs, said David H ...>>
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