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July 12, 2012
WATER WORLD
First seabed sonar to measure marine energy effect on environment and wildlife
Southampton UK (SPX) Jul 12, 2012
UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed. Renewable energy from tidal currents can be generated using turbines in the tidal flow, and wave energy can be captured in a number of different ways. FLOWBEC (Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D) is a three-year, Pounds 1.2 million project that brings together a consortium of researchers to ... read more

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ICE WORLD

Arctic warming linked to combination of reduced sea ice and global atmospheric warming
The combination of melting sea ice and global atmospheric warming are contributing to the high rate of warming in the Arctic, where temperatures are increasing up to four times faster than the globa ... more
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WATER WORLD

New research finds increased growth responsible for color changes in coral reefs
Research from the University of Southampton and National Oceanography, Southampton has provided new insight into the basic immune response and repair mechanisms of corals to disease and changing env ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Zebrafish reveal promising mechanism for healing spinal cord injury
Yona Goldshmit, Ph.D., is a former physical therapist who worked in rehabilitation centers with spinal cord injury patients for many years before deciding to switch her focus to the underlying scien ... more
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FARM NEWS

Sustainability of rice landscapes in South East Asia threatened
During a meeting in Banaue, The Philippines, scientists from 21 research institutions from Germany, Vietnam, The Philippines, Thailand, UK, Bulgaria and Spain raised several concerns on the future o ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Vaccine and antibiotics stabilized so refrigeration is not needed
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new silk-based stabilizer that, in the laboratory, kept some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 140 degree ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate Change May Lead to Fewer - But More Violent - Thunderstorms
Researchers are working to identify exactly how a changing climate will impact specific elements of weather, such as clouds, rainfall, and lightning. A Tel Aviv University researcher has predicted t ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Copper making salmon prone to predators
Minute amounts of copper from brake linings and mining operations can affect salmon to where they are easily eaten by predators, says a Washington State University researcher. Jenifer McIntyre found ... more
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Common mineral capable of making and breaking bonds

Printing the Metals of the Future

New characteristics of complex oxide surfaces revealed

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New Approach to Form Non-Equilibrium Structures

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FARM NEWS

South African farmer equips sheep with cell phones
A South African farmer is fielding phone calls from his sheep, after equipping them with cell phones to keep tabs on the flock amid recent livestock thefts, according to local press Wednesday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

World's coral reefs at risk
Most of the world's coral reefs face devastation without global action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, scientists warn. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Outside View: Political questions
Politics in the United States have deteriorated to the point that winning elections has transcended the need for providing effective government. Perpetual campaigning, matched by a perpetual Easter egg hunt for money, has become the default setting for politicians elected to both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. This year's presidential election is further evidence of this sad decline. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Snakes and baby monkey seized at Thai airport
Thai airport authorities Wednesday found 11 pythons and a baby monkey among an array of creatures hidden in the suitcase of a Kuwaiti woman trying to board a flight from Bangkok, wildlife officials said. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Hurricane Emilia weakens in Pacific
Hurricane Emilia weakened to a category three storm over the Pacific on Tuesday, and was expected to continue to lose punch, forecasters said. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Pills to prevent HIV raise many questions: studies
Various trials examining the use of anti-retroviral drugs in healthy heterosexuals as a way to prevent HIV have shown drastically different results, research showed Wednesday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Uzbekistan raises alarm over 'social network bomb'
Uzbekistan's state television denounced social networks like Facebook and Russian equivalents as dangerous weapons, saying they are being used like nuclear bombs to brainwash Uzbek youth. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Mexico kills 2.5 million poultry to contain bird flu
Officials have slain 2.5 million birds at poultry farms in western Mexico over the past three weeks in an attempt to contain a bird flu outbreak, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday. ... more
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Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

LockMart Completes GMLRS Alternative Warhead Tests

Missile decoy system on Australian, U.S. warships to be upgraded

Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law, better threat data

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Science on the stage as green crusade hits Avignon
From a science-packed work on the world's booming population to a quiet meditation on a beloved landscape, British director Katie Mitchell is on a green crusade at this month's Avignon festival. ... more
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WHALES AHOY

South Korea hints at scrapping whaling plan
South Korea said Wednesday it may scrap its fiercely criticised plan to resume "scientific" whaling if experts come up with non-lethal means to study the mammals in its waters. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Baby giant panda's death in Tokyo sparks grief
The death of a baby panda in Japan stopped regular television programming and brought a Tokyo zoo director to tears Wednesday, a week after its birth sent ripples of excitement across the nation. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Northeast Brazil reels from worst drought in 30 years
The worst drought to hit Brazil's impoverished northeast in 30 years is wreaking havoc among thousands of local farmers, including small producers like Jose Holanda de Moraes who have lost entire harvests. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Clinton faces legacy of Laos bombings
Hillary Clinton Wednesday vowed to do more to help Laos clear millions of unexploded US bombs left from the Vietnam War, after a poignant plea from a young man who lost his hands and sight. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

A new species of wirerush from the wetlands in northern New Zealand
The northern part of the North Island of New Zealand is marked at approximately 38 degrees S latitude by a distinct ecological boundary known as the "kauri line". This region forms the southern dist ... more
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WATER WORLD

Scientists Discover New Trigger for Immense North Atlantic Plankton Bloom
On this July 4th week, U.S. beachgoers are thronging their way to seaside resorts and parks to celebrate with holiday fireworks. Across the horizon and miles out to sea toward the north, the Atlanti ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Keeping the flu away
San Diego State University researchers at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center may have found the secret to helping the immune system fight off the flu before it gets you sick. A new study publish ... more
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PILLAGING PIRATES

ONR Sensor and Software Suite Hunts Down More Than 600 Suspect Boats
A new sensor and software suite sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently returned from West Africa after helping partner nations track and identify target vessels of interest as part ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Rare glimpse into the origin of species
A new species of monkey flower, created by the union of two foreign plant species, has been discovered on the bank of a stream in Scotland. Genetic changes in this attractive yellow-flowered hybrid ... more
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WOOD PILE

Rising CO2 in atmosphere also speeds carbon loss from forest soils
Elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide accelerate carbon cycling and soil carbon loss in forests, new research led by an Indiana University biologist has found. The new evidence supports an e ... more
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FARM NEWS

Study serves up healthy choice of rice
Rice consumers concerned about reports that rice is linked to diabetes can rest assured that rice can be part of a healthy diet, with scientists finding that the glycemic index (GI) of rice varies a ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Grassroots approach to conservation developed
A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion. A Unive ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate in northern Europe reconstructed for the past 2,000 years
An international team including scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has published a reconstruction of the climate in northern Europe over the last 2,000 years based on the info ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Egypt top court freezes Morsi decree: judicial source
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Tuesday froze a decree issued by President Mohamed Morsi reinstating the Islamist-led parliament, a judicial source said. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan pushes ASEAN to lift export restrictions
Japan pressed Southeast Asian nations on Tuesday to lift curbs on its exports imposed after last year's earthquake and subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster. ... more
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