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July 03, 2012
TECTONICS
Curvy Mountain Belts
Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 03, 2012
Mountain belts on Earth are most commonly formed by collision of one or more tectonic plates. The process of collision, uplift, and subsequent erosion of long mountain belts often produces profound global effects, including changes in regional and global climates, as well as the formation of important economic resources, including oil and gas reservoirs and ore deposits. Understanding the formation of mountain belts is thus a very important element of earth science research. One common but poorly ... read more

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BLUE SKY

X-ray vision exposes aerosol structures
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the most detailed images to date of airborne soot particles, a key contributor to global warmi ... more
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EARLY EARTH

U Alberta resets date of earliest animal life by 30 million years
University of Alberta researchers have uncovered physical proof that animals existed 585 million years ago, 30 million years earlier than all previous established records show. The discovery w ... more
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FARM NEWS

New study demonstrates the role of urban greenery in CO2 exchange
In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Lab-on-a-chip detects trace levels of toxic vapors in homes near Utah Air Force Base
A lab-on-a-chip technology that measures trace amounts of air contaminants in homes was successfully field-tested by researchers at the University of Michigan. Even in the presence of 50 other indoo ... more
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SINO DAILY

China vows crackdown after latest protest
Chinese police vowed Tuesday to crack down on protesters after riot officers clashed with hundreds of people rallying against a planned new metals plant over fears about its environmental impact. ... more
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FARM NEWS

S. Korean farmers rally against China trade talks
Thousands of South Korean farmers and fishermen rallied Tuesday against a proposed free trade deal with China as the two countries started a second round of talks. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Want bigger plants? Get to the root of the matter
Plant scientists have imaged and analyzed, for the first time, how a potted plant's roots are arranged in the soil as the plant develops. In this study, to be presented at the Society for Experiment ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

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FARM NEWS

Scientists urge new approaches to plant research
You'd be amazed at how much you can learn from a plant. In a paper published this week in the journal Science, a Michigan State University professor and a colleague discuss why if humans are to surv ... more
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FARM NEWS

War-related climate change would reduce substantially reduce crop yields
Though worries about "nuclear winter" have faded since the end of the Cold War, existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons still hold the potential for devastating global impacts. Researchers at the Uni ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Magnet helps target transplanted iron-loaded cells to key areas of heart
Optimal stem cell therapy delivery to damaged areas of the heart after myocardial infarction has been hampered by inefficient homing of cells to the damaged site. However, using rat models, research ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Seeing inside tissue
Imagine if doctors could perform surgery without ever having to cut through your skin. Or if they could diagnose cancer by seeing tumors inside the body with a procedure that is as simple as an ultr ... more
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FARM NEWS

Screening horticultural imports: New models assess plant risk through better analysis
Weedy plants, many introduced to the U.S. for sale through plant nurseries, are responsible for extensive environmental damage and economic costs. Although legislation restricts the introduction of ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Two dead as heavy rains pound Philippine capital
Two people were killed by a collapsing wall as heavy rains pounded the Philippine capital Tuesday, bringing floods that have been worsened by garbage clogging the city's sewers and drains, officials said. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Mexico declares bird flu 'emergency'
The Mexican government declared a national animal health emergency on Monday in the face of an aggressive bird flu epidemic that has infected nearly 1.7 million poultry. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

With heatwave pounding US, libraries become cool again
There's nothing like a record-setting heat wave, combined with a third full day without power, to get people to rediscover the joys of their local library. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

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EPIDEMICS

China reports bird flu outbreak
Authorities in China's remote northwestern region of Xinjiang have culled more than 150,000 chickens following an outbreak of bird flu, officials said. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Whaling nations defeat proposed Atlantic sanctuary
Japan and its allies shot down a Latin American-led proposal Monday to create a sanctuary for whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean, reigniting international tensions over Tokyo's whaling. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Top chefs take on Bordeaux wine country
When it comes to food and wine pairing, most chefs start with the food. But in Bordeaux, the wine comes first, offering a new challenge to the Michelin-starred chefs flocking to the French region. ... more
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ABOUT US

Hong Kong's land shortage forces bereaved to sea
Even death does not provide relief from soaring property prices in Hong Kong, where those seeking a final resting place for a loved one face high costs and a shortage of space. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Hong Kong leader heckled on first day in office
Hong Kong's new leader was bundled out of an auditorium by police Monday after he was heckled by protesters, marking a rocky first day in office following the city's biggest protest in nearly a decade. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Google urges governments to share disaster data
Google on Monday urged governments to get better at sharing information to allow citizens and first responders to make better use of the Internet during natural disasters. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Northeast India floods kill 79, displace two million
At least 79 people have died and 2.2 million forced to leave their homes over the last week as torrential monsoon rains triggered floods across India's northeast, officials said Monday. ... more
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FIRE STORM

Forest fires ravage eastern Spain
Two forest fires sweeping Spain's eastern Valencia region that have forced 3,000 people to evacuate their homes showed no sign of abating on Sunday, authorities said. ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission

SpaceX delays resupply flight to ISS

Preparing for an asteroid strike

Satellite firm Stevenson Astrosat moves into spacecraft systems

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

Opportunity drives on in no-flash mode

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest
A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Power slowly returns as US heatwave drags on
Utility crews made slow progress Monday in restoring electricity to millions of households amid a record-setting heatwave in the eastern United States that showed no sign of abating soon. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China netizens slam Hu for evading Hong Kong protests
Chinese web users accused President Hu Jintao of "hiding" from protesters in Hong Kong Sunday even as state media covered the anniversary of the city's return to rule by Beijing in glowing terms. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Huge demo as Hong Kong marks 15 years under China
Hong Kong's biggest protest for nearly a decade packed the former British colony's streets Sunday in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

US storms leave 11 dead, millions without power
Sizzling high temperatures punished much of the eastern United States again on Saturday, one day after hurricane-like thunderstorms killed at least 11 people and cut power supply to millions. ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Dinosaurs were warm-blooded reptiles
The journal Nature has published a study analysing the lines of arrested growth (LAG) in the bones of around a hundred ruminants, representative of the specific and ecological diversity of that grou ... more
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FARM NEWS

Study helps African communities resolve conflicts
A new report released by Namati and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) details an effective and cost-efficient process to help rural communities work together to protect their lan ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

US storms leave 11 dead, millions without power
Sizzling high temperatures punished much of the eastern United States again on Saturday, one day after hurricane-like thunderstorms killed at least 11 people and cut power supply to millions. ... more
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