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2008-07-02 18:00:16

A SWANSEA construction company which helped refurbish facilities on one of Wales' best known wildlife sanctuaries, has won a prestigious award for sustainable development. Dawnus Construction carried out a rebuilding exercise at Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire National Park coast, which has pickedup the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Wales Sustainability Award. The pounds 2mwork programme was undertaken as part of the Skomer Island Heritage Experience project and involved...

2008-02-21 14:51:10

A collaborative effort between Microsoft, the University of Oxford and Freie Universitat, Berlin has resulted in a new GPS tracking system that can be adapted to study how animals interact with their environment. Last summer researchers installed the system of wireless sensors and GPS trackers which are already shedding light on the behavior of manx shearwaters on Skomer Nature Reserve. Robin Freeman, one of the lead scientists of the project, said the team hopes the project will allow them...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.