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Disaster mitigation: a community based approach. | Source: Oxford, England, Oxfam, 1989. x, 100 p. (Development Guidelines No. 3) Abstract: This book recounts the author's experiences with programs developed in Peru for lessening the impact of natural disasters. Add to My Documents The Zombie Podcast - We're Alive - A Story of Survival Synopsis: A small riot in LA has spread past its containment. Three reserve soldiers are called to their deserted duty station. Believed to be the last remaining armed servicemen in the area, Michael, Angel, and Saul witness the true cause of the riot; people are starting to change and attack each other. Armed with only what they can carry, they set out to secure an apartment building and rescue survivors scattered amongst the shattered remains of civilization. In a world turned upside down, every day is a struggle, as those who have taken refuge in “the tower” find out that their safe haven is under constant threat. We’re Alive is a Zombie Radio Drama that follows the survival of “the tower”.

What are confounding factors and how do they affect studies? What are confounding factors and how do they affect studies? Designing a study is not easy. Suppose we want to understand the relationship between obesity and morbidity. Do obese people die earlier than normal-weight people? Confounding factors can have a huge impact on the results of both controlled and observational studies. While there are standard statistical techniques to adjust for these confounding factors, at times it’s not clear whether some factor is confounding or not. In this case, illness was a confounding factor that had not been considered by the CDC. Confounding factors can be accounted for using statistical techniques.

Uhh Yeah Dude Imperial Festival Materials, microbes, maths and medicine. Explore Imperial's ground breaking research with a packed schedule of activities, talks and performances for all ages. This year's Festival will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 May 2014. The Festival will be open to the public at the following times:16.00 - 22.00 on Friday12.00 - 18.00 on Saturday The Festival is free and open to all, so drop in to put your questions to hundreds of scientists and engineers, take part in hands-on science demonstrations, peek behind the scenes of Imperial’s most exciting labs, and enjoy music, dance and comedy. This will be the third annual Imperial Festival and there will be even more activities, performances and demonstrations, and three new venues: Light Zone: From optical illusions to an invisibility cloak, explore the science of light, polarization and thermal cameras in an all new pop-up marquee. The Festival takes place at Imperial’s South Kensington Campus which is situated in London’s museum quarter.

BOINC Earthquake prediction Earthquake prediction is a branch of the science of seismology concerned with the specification of the time, location, and magnitude of future earthquakes within stated confidence limits but with sufficient precision that a warning can be issued.[1][2] Of particular importance is the prediction of hazardous earthquakes likely to cause loss of life or damage to infrastructure. Earthquake prediction is sometimes distinguished from earthquake forecasting, which can be defined as the probabilistic assessment of general earthquake hazard, including the frequency and magnitude of damaging earthquakes in a given area over years or decades.[3] It can be further distinguished from earthquake warning systems, which upon detection of an earthquake, provide a real-time warning to regions that might be affected. Earthquake prediction and significance[edit] Prediction methods[edit] Precursors[edit] In the early 1990, the IASPEI solicited nominations for a Preliminary List of Significant Precursors.

The Pitch Drop Experiment | School of Mathematics and Physics Pictures above: (1) Longtime custodian of the famous experiment, the late Professor John Mainstone. (2) Three webcams trained on the experiment 24/7. (3) The Pitch Drop Experiment. (4) Close up of the pitch drop. About the Pitch Drop Experiment While the School of Mathematics and Physics at The University of Queensland has an international reputation for cutting-edge research and innovative teaching in the disciplines of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, it is also home to the famous Pitch Drop Experiment. The experiment is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest-running laboratory experiment. The first Professor of Physics at UQ, Professor Thomas Parnell, began an experiment in 1927 to illustrate that everyday materials can exhibit quite surprising properties. In 1927 Professor Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass funnel with a sealed stem. Live view of the Pitch Drop Experiment More information

Improbable Research - Longest Running Experiments by Marc Abrahams We are happy to report that three of the world’s longest-running scientific experiments are indeed still running. It has been a number of years since anyone checked on all three. Background on these Experiments In 1984, the European Journal of Physics published three remarkable reports, each describing a different experiment that had been continuing for decades. The Pitch Drop Experiment In Brisbane, pitch is dropping. As described by R. In the foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Queensland in Brisbane is an experiment to demonstrate, for teaching purposes, the fluidity and the very high viscosity of pitch, set up in 1927 by Professor Thomas Parnell, the first Professor of Physics there. Here is the record as it was presented in 1984: 1930 The stem was cut 1938(Dec) 1st drop fell 1947(Feb) 2nd drop fell 1954(Apr) 3rd drop fell 1962(May) 4th drop fell 1970(Aug) 5th drop fell 1979(Apr) 6th drop fell A seventh drop fell during July 1988 during World Expo 88.