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August 29, 2012
SHAKE AND BLOW
Cloud control could tame hurricanes
London, UK (SPX) Aug 29, 2012
They are one of the most destructive forces of nature on Earth, but now environmental scientists are working to tame the hurricane. In a paper, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, the authors propose using cloud seeding to decrease sea surface temperatures where hurricanes form. Theoretically, the team claims the technique could reduce hurricane intensity by a category. The team focused on the relationship between sea surface temperature and the energy associated with the destructive potenti ... read more

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FARM NEWS

Behind closed doors
With the help of beneficial bacteria, plants can slam the door when disease pathogens come knocking, University of Delaware researchers have discovered. A scientific team under the leadership of Har ... more
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WATER WORLD

Eastern Pacific Barrier is Virtually Impassable by Coral Species
A coral species that is found in abundance from Indonesia eastward to Fiji, Samoa, and the Line Islands rarely crosses the Eastern Pacific Barrier toward the coast of the Americas, according to a te ... more
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ICE WORLD

NASA's IceBridge Seeking New View of Changing Sea Ice
This year scientists working on NASA's Operation IceBridge, a multi-year airborne science mission to study changing ice conditions at both poles, debuted a new data product with the potential to imp ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Fossil skeleton of strange, ancient digging mammal clears up 30-year evolutionary debate
Shortly after dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops went extinct 65 million years ago, Earth's ancient landscapes were filled with unusual mammals only distantly related to those alive today. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Children at risk from rural water supplies
Children drinking from around half the UK's private water supplies are almost five times more likely to pick up stomach infections - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). R ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Nanoparticles reboot blood flow in brain
A nanoparticle developed at Rice University and tested in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) may bring great benefits to the emergency treatment of brain-injury victims, even those ... more
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WATER WORLD

New Survey of Ocean Floor Finds Juvenile Scallops are Abundant in Mid-Atlantic
NOAA researchers are getting a comprehensive view of the ocean floor using a new instrument, and have confirmed that there are high numbers of young sea scallops off of Delaware Bay. Unofficially du ... 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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Electronics, living tissue, merged in lab
U.S. researchers say they have successfully created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding nano-electronics into engineered human tissues. ... more
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CARBON WORLDS

Australia and EU to link emissions trading
Australia's carbon pricing scheme will link with the European Union's emissions trading plan, a government official announced. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Desalination plant needed in Gaza by 2020: minister
The Palestinian Authority's minister in charge of water issues, Shaddad Attili, on Tuesday stressed the urgency of having a desalination plant in place in Gaza by 2020 at the latest. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Yosemite warns tourists after virus kills two
US health authorities are warning tourists who visited California's famous Yosemite National Park recently to beware of a rare virus spread in mouse droppings, after two people died. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Chinese buyer vows to honour French wine heritage
A Chinese businessman who sparked uproar in France when he bought a historic Burgundy vineyard pledged Tuesday to respect local traditions and restore the chateau to its former glory. ... more
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ICE WORLD

In climate landmark, Arctic ice melts to record low
The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its smallest point ever in a milestone that may show that worst-case forecasts on climate change are coming true, US scientists said Monday. ... more
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EPIDEMICS

US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV
A new pill to treat HIV infection - combining two previously approved drugs plus two new ones - has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said Monday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Twelve dead, 10 missing as typhoon pounds S. Korea
Twelve people were killed and 10 were missing after a strong typhoon pounded South Korea Tuesday, uprooting trees, sinking ships and cutting power to almost 200,000 homes. ... 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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SINO DAILY

Two Tibetans die, burning protests top 50: groups
Two teenagers burned to death in southwest China, taking to over 50 the number of Tibetans who have set themselves alight in protest against Beijing's rule, rights groups said on Tuesday. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Antarctic ice sheet quakes shed light on ice movement and earthquakes
Analysis of small, repeating earthquakes in an Antarctic ice sheet may not only lead to an understanding of glacial movement, but may also shed light on stick slip earthquakes like those on the San ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

One third less life on planet Earth
Previous estimates about the total mass of all life on our planet have to be reduced by about one third. This is the result of a study by a German-US science team published in the current online iss ... more
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WATER WORLD

How methane becomes fish food
produced at the bottom of our lakes provides nutrition for microorganisms and eventually becomes an indirect food source for fish. These findings were presented in a one of a kind study that contrad ... more
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WATER WORLD

MBL Scientists Discover Nerves Control Iridescence in Squid's Remarkable "Electric Skin"
Squid's colorful, changeable skin enables the animal-and their close relatives, cuttlefish and octopus-to display extraordinary camouflage, the speed and diversity of which is unmatched in the anima ... more
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FARM NEWS

Plants unpack winter coats when days get shorter
Mechanisms that protect plants from freezing are placed in storage during the summer and wisely unpacked when days get shorter. In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sci ... more
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FARM NEWS

A Greener Way to Fertilize Nursery Crops
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a "green" alternative to a type of fertilizer additive that is believed to contribute to the accumulation of heavy metals in waterways. ... more
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ICE WORLD

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To New Low In Satellite Era
The extent of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean has shrunk. According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo., the amount is th ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA's Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details

Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets

NASA releases video of Orion spacecraft re-entry from astronaut's perspective

NASA just emailed the space station a new socket wrench

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

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WATER WORLD

How ocean currents affect global climate is a question oceanographer may be close to answering
Kevin Speer has a "new paradigm" for describing how the world's oceans circulate - and with it he may help reshape science's understanding of the processes by which wind, water, sunlight and other f ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Wind concentrates pollutants with unexpected order in an urban environment
Cities - with their concrete canyons, isolated greenery, and congested traffic - create seemingly chaotic and often powerful wind patterns known as urban flows. Carried on these winds are a variety ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Sunbathing keeps these insects healthy
Sunbathing may be healthy - at least for one group of North American insects that apparently uses the activity to fight off germs, Simon Fraser University scientists have found. Western Boxeld ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

China wrestles with acid rain threat
An increase in automobile emissions exposed China's Guangdong province to damage from acid rain in the first half of this year, a report found. ... more
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WHITE OUT

Link found between cold European winters and solar activity
Scientists have long suspected that the Sun's 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth. Yet records of average, seasonal temperatures do not date back far enough to confirm any p ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

New Orleans in crosshairs of expected Hurricane Isaac
New Orleans braced for another major storm Monday, seven years after Hurricane Katrina swamped the fabled US city of jazz, leaving behind a devastating sprawl of destruction and death. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Access to water key for food security: FAO chief
Global food security starts with ensuring access to water, the head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said at the beginning of World Water Week Monday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Finland leads major counter-pollution drill in Baltic Sea
Finland on Monday led one of the biggest counter-pollution drills on the Baltic Sea, involving 70 vessels in the exercise. ... more
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