Eurekalert Press Releases for 2007

by David Bradley

Public Release: 11-Sep-2007
International Journal of Exergy
A POX on syn
A way to convert natural gas into raw materials for the chemical industry and generate power as a by-product could lead to more environmental benign manufacturing processes.

Public Release: 23-Aug-2007
Journal of Design Research
Ground-breaking antilandmine radar
Researchers in the Netherlands are developing a radar system that might one day see through solid earth and could be used to clear conflict zones of landmines, safely and at low cost. Writing in Inderscience's Journal of Design Research, the team explains how the new technology, with further industrial development, could eventually make vast tracts of land around the globe safe once more.

Public Release: 13-Aug-2007
International Journal of Global Energy Issues
Adding up renewable energy
Do the overall efficiencies of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal add up in terms of their complete life cycle from materials sourcing, manufacture, running, and decommissioning? Researchers in Greece have carried out a life cycle assessment to find the answer.

Public Release: 9-Aug-2007
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication
Scuppering pirates improves Internet audio
A new digital watermarking system published today in Inderscience's International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication not only protects music and media files from online pirates, but also ensures that the quality for legitimate users is as good as it gets.

Public Release: 25-Jul-2007
International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology
Three-pronged nuclear attack
A trio of security vulnerabilities surrounding the use of nuclear power are highlighted today in research papers online with Inderscience Publishers.

Public Release: 24-Jul-2007
International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology
Renewable energy wrecks environment
Renewable does not mean green. That is the claim of Jesse Ausubel of the Rockefeller University in New York. Writing in Inderscience's International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, Ausubel explains that building enough wind farms, damming enough rivers, and growing enough biomass to meet global energy demands will wreck the environment.

Public Release: 18-Jul-2007
International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry
Harry Potter and the terrorist attacks
Could Harry Potter be guarding the secrets of the British government's post Sept. 11 response to the terrorist threat? Judith Rauhofer of the University of Central Lancashire seems to think so.

Public Release: 17-Jul-2007
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare
SMS your ECG to ER
A Bluetooth heart monitor could text your local hospital if you are about to have a heart attack, according to research published today in Inderscience's International Journal of Electronic Healthcare. The device measures electrical signals from the heart, analyses them to produce an electrocardiogram and sends an alert together with the ECG by cell phone text message.

Public Release: 13-Jul-2007
International Journal of Electronic Business
E-shop till you drop
Several big name brands who sell online, including Jcrew, Abercrombie, Gap and Urbanq, could act as e-commerce role models of other internet shops hoping to improve their sales figures, according to research published today in Inderscience's Journal of Electronic Business.

Public Release: 12-Jul-2007
International Journal of Environment and Pollution
Automated tailgating cuts pollution
An automated way of allowing cars to drive much closer to each other in heavy moving traffic, so-called platooning, could cut congestion, save fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to research published today in Inderscience's International Journal of the Environment and Pollution.

Public Release: 6-Jul-2007
International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
Search engine mashup
A mashup of two different types of web search tools could make find the useful nuggets of information among all the grit on the Internet much easier.
 

Public Release: 5-Jul-2007
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Fame sells
What do Kylie, Paul Newman, and Celine Dion have in common? They are all celebrity entrepreneurs. But does selling their own products rather than endorsing others help boost sales?

Public Release: 27-Jun-2007
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development
Green Junta
A radical suggestion for creating a global infrastructure that is both sustainable and green might rely on nations working together to find a solution to a range of potentially devastating problems, according to Cardiff University's Peter Wells. Writing in the International Journal of the Environment and Sustainable Development, published today by Inderscience, Wells warns that of a Green Junta that could bring about a right-wing agenda by stealth, in the name of environmentalism.
 

Public Release: 26-Jun-2007
International Journal of Environment and Pollution
Greenhouse gas burial
Deep coal seams that are not commercially viable for coal production could be used for permanent underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by human activities, thus avoiding atmospheric release, according to two studies published in Inderscience's International Journal of Environment and Pollution. An added benefit of storing CO2 in this way is that additional useful methane will be displaced from the coal beds.

Public Release: 22-Jun-2007
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures
DIY anti-satellite system
Satellite tracking software freely available on the Internet and some textbook physics could be used by any organization that can get hold of an intermediate range rocket to mount an unsophisticated attack on military or civilian satellites.

Public Release: 19-Jun-2007
International Journal of Web Based Communities
Learning a sense of community online
Children and their teachers are already benefiting from online learning communities such as the Oracle Education Foundation's Think.com, but there is a real opportunity for richer learning with such systems that is yet to be tapped.

Public Release: 13-Jun-2007
International Journal of Web Based Communities
The 5 dimensions of online gifts
Different social media, such as wikis, MySpace, Flickr and various forums have different ways for people to give and receive gifts, according to Swedish scientists. To fully understand online gifting and the successes and failures of online communities, we need to consider the question "who gives what to whom, how and why?"

 

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