Medical research

First aid: Drones make a difference

Eurac Research and Mountain Rescue South Tyrol tested the use of drones to locate and rescue accident victims in Bletterbach Gorge. The results are in, drones save valuable time and increase safety for rescue services in ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Examining impact of load on mountain rescuers

According to a University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) thesis, it may not be advisable for rescuers to carry loads greater than 20% of their body mass, as this may affect the success of their work

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russia's virus wave strong; some regions plan to resume work

Russia on Friday reported nearly 1,200 deaths from COVID-19 over the past day, just short of its record in a persistent wave of coronavirus infections that closed most businesses in the country this week.

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A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. The adjective montane is used to describe mountainous areas and things associated with them. The study of mountains is Orology. The 50 tallest mountains in the world are in Asia.[citation needed]

Exogeology deals with planetary mountains, which in that branch of science are usually called montes (singular - mons). The highest known mountain in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on the planet Mars (elevation 21,171 m).

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