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2011-09-29 07:10:15

Satellites are helping to forecast the location of urban areas most affected during heat waves, helping planners to design cooler, more comfortable cities. The temperature in densely urbanized areas can be several degrees higher than in nearby rural areas — a phenomenon known as the ℠urban heat island´ effect. These ℠heat islands´ are particularly noticeable at night. During the day, cities accumulate solar radiation and release the energy after the Sun sets....

2008-09-21 03:00:12

By Serasli, E Kalpakidis, V; Iatrou, K; Tsara, V; Siopi, D; Christaki, P Aim. Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) is a well-established, non-surgical procedure in the emergency treatment of massive hemoptysis. This study aims to evaluate the immediate and long-term prognosis of BAE for the management of massive hemoptysis in our center. Methods. Twenty consecutive patients (mean age: 59+-14 years) with massive hemoptysis, underwent BAE with microspheres (Embospheres BioSphere Medical SA,...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.