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Lost and Found: Understanding Technologies Used to Locate Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Categories: Elderly,Mental Health,Science/Technology

Describes cellular location techniques and Global Positioning System devices as technologies for locating missing persons with dementia and the advantages/disadvantages in using them.  Also provides lists of locating devices that are currently available.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance


Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,United Nations


The third of three working group reports which form the Fifth Assessment Report on climate change.  Asserts that global emissions of greenhouse gases grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades and that only major institutional and technological change can limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean Inside Saturn Moon

Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology

Describes how Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network uncovered evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors an underground ocean of liquid water and possibly extraterrestrial microbes.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


HIV Prevention in the UK

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Describes patterns of infection and government policies to increase HIV testing.  Also summarizes evidence for using antiretrovirals as a preventive measure.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Transparency of Clinical Trial Data

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Examines controversies related to clinical trials in Britain and the question of openness to the public of clinical trial literature.  This report summarizes the issues raised by improving the transparency of four different levels of information about clinical trials.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Surveillance of Infectious Disease

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Describes current surveillance efforts and examines new technological developments and their likely impacts on United Kingdom and international public health.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Drop by 11% in FY2011

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Federal agencies committed $31.4 billion  to academic institutions for science and engineering research in FY2011, a drop of 11% from 2010.  Presents statistics on obligations by agency, activity, and recipient institution.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Technical Consultation on Low Levels of Genetically-Modified (GM) Crops in International Food and Feed Trade

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Science/Technology,United Nations

Presents results of a survey on low levels of genetically-modified crops turning up in international trade which result in trade disruptions when importing countries block shipments and destroy or return the crops shipped.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization


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