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Hurricanes in U.S. Have Become Bigger, Stronger, More Destructive

11/12/19 Hurricanes Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A new study by researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (KU), shows that hurricanes have become more destructive since 1900, and the worst of them are more...

Typhoid: Neglect Outside Rich Countries Threatens New Global Health Emergency

11/12/19 Public health Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from the Oxford Martin School in...

Promoting cooperation between humans, autonomous machines

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Funding for Research on Gun Injuries to U.S. Children Gets 30 Times Less Funding Per Death Than other causes

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Firearm injuries kill 2,500 American children each year and send another 12,000 to emergency departments. But a new study finds that the nation spends far less on studying what led to those injuries, and what might prevent and treat them, than it spends on other, less-common causes of death in children between the ages of 1 and 18 years.

In fact, on a per-death basis, funding for pediatric firearm research is 30 times lower than it would have to be to keep pace with research on other child health threats, the study notes.

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Source: http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20191008-funding-for-research-on-gun-injuries-to-u-s-children-gets-30-times-less-funding-per-death-than-other-causes

Hurricanes in U.S. Have Become Bigger, Stronger, More Destructive

11/12/19 Hurricanes Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A new study by researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (KU), shows that hurricanes have become more destructive since 1900, and the worst of them are more than...

Promoting cooperation between humans, autonomous machines

11/12/19 Machine Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The trust between humans and autonomous machines is a top priority for Army researchers — as machines become integral to society, it is critical to understand the impact on...

What Causes Steel Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

11/12/19 Infrastructure protection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Since the Egyptian pyramids and the Roman Coliseum were built, mankind has been searching for an affordable, versatile building material, that can be easily manufactured...