Where am I? > Home > News

News articles tagged with 'avalanche'

[chronologically, reverse order]

Avalanche victims buried in Canada die significantly quicker than those buried in Switzerland

— 28 Mar 2011 18:47 | Health

Significant differences were observed between the overall survival curves for the two countries; compared with the Swiss curve, the Canadian curve showed a quicker drop at the early…

Staying safe in snow

— 11 Jan 2010 15:17 | Technology

The inviting expanse of shimmering snow contrasts with the benign blue sky above. The ski instructor briefly goes over the planned run, his first charge glides off into the distance...…

Digital avalanche rescue dog

— 10 Dec 2009 10:30 | Technology

For many skiers and snowboarders, there is nothing quite like being the first to make tracks in the virgin snow, off the regular piste. But this can be a fateful decision, because the…

Carbon nanotube avalanche process nearly doubles current

— 9 Feb 2009 21:16 | Technology

By pushing carbon nanotubes close to their breaking point, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated a remarkable increase in the current-carrying capacity of the…

Research team explores causes of death on Mount Everest

— 10 Dec 2008 10:18 | Health

An international research team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has conducted the first detailed analysis of deaths during expeditions to the summit of Mt.…

Avalanches - triggered from the valley

— 3 Dec 2008 06:28 | Physics

Everybody knows that skiers swishing down steep slopes can cause extensive slab avalanches. But there is a less well known phenomenon: A person skiing a gentle slope in the valley triggers…

Who's most likely to be swept away?

— 1 Dec 2008 16:44 | Health

If you think the person most likely to be involved in an avalanche this winter will be a young hot-dogger who doesn't know any better, think again. Albi Sole, program co-ordinator for…

Mathematicians put forward a model for studying submarine avalanches and tsunamis

— 17 Oct 2008 13:52 | Environment

A team of Andalucian and French scientists has put forward a mathematical model that enables submarine avalanches and certain types of tsunamis to be studied using equations, according…

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

— 29 Jun 2008 15:31 | Technology

Researchers have shown that a new class of ultraviolet photodiode could help meet the U.S. military's pressing requirement for compact, reliable and cost-effective sensors to detect…

Researchers demonstrate 'avalanche effect' in solar cells

— 26 May 2008 16:14 | Technology

Researchers at TU Delft and the FOM Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter have found irrefutable proof that the so-called avalanche effect by electrons occurs in specific, very…

News articles tagged with 'avalanche' — 12
Page 1 of 2 Next Last