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October 11, 2012
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Glaciers cracking in the presence of carbon dioxide
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 11, 2012
The well-documented presence of excessive levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is causing global temperatures to rise and glaciers and ice caps to melt. New research, published in IOP Publishing's Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, has shown that CO2 molecules may be having a more direct impact on the ice that covers our planet. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology have shown that the material strength and fracture toughness of ice are decreased signifi ... read more

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ICE WORLD

Polarstern returns with new findings from the Central Arctic during the 2012 ice minimum
Polarstern is expected back from the Central Arctic expedition "IceArc" in Bremerhaven on 8 October 2012 after a good two months. 54 scientists and technicians from twelve different countries conduc ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Sitting on top of the world
Do you have it in mind to go to a mountain top and study beetles that nobody else has ever seen? Well, there are two fewer such mountains available now that beetle species discovered on Mont Tohiea ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Advanced computer simulator to manage hospital emergencies
Researchers of the group High Performance Computing for Efficient Applications and Simulation (HPC4EAS) of the Department of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems of the Universitat Autonoma d ... more
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FARM NEWS

Halving the food losses would feed an additional billion people
More efficient use of the food production chain and a decrease in the amount of food losses will dramatically help maintaining the planet's natural resources and improve people's lives. Researchers ... more
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WATER WORLD

Small fish can play a big role in the coastal carbon cycle
A study in this week's issue of Scientific Reports, a new online journal from the Nature Publishing Group, shows that small forage fish like anchovies can play an important role in the "biological p ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Cambrian fossil pushes back evolution of complex brains
The remarkably well-preserved fossil of an extinct arthropod shows that anatomically complex brains evolved earlier than previously thought and have changed little over the course of evolution. Acco ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Filming bacterial life in multicolor as a new diagnostic and antibiotic discovery tool
An international team of scientists led by Indiana University chemist Michael S. VanNieuwenhze and biologist Yves Brun has discovered a revolutionary new method for coloring the cell wall of bacteri ... more
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24/7 Energy News Coverage
A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy

Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Reverse engineering materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Nanosafety research - there's room for improvement

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

New methods might drastically reduce the costs of investigating polluted sites
New methods might allow polluted sites to be investigated and monitored long term at significantly reduced costs. Authorities and those who have to remediate polluted sites in Europe might therefore ... more
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FARM NEWS

Putin Calms Russians Over Poor Harvest
Russia will have enough food this year despite a poor grain harvest in Russia and across the world, President Vladimir Putin said late on Wednesday. "Even though the harvest will be lower than ... more
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WHALES AHOY

Choreography of submerged whale lunges revealed
Returning briefly to the surface for great lungfuls of air, the underwater lifestyles of whales had been a complete mystery until a small group of pioneers from various global institutions - includi ... more
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WATER WORLD

A new cave-dwelling reef coral discovered in the Indo-Pacific
Coral specialist Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, The Netherlands, recently published the description of a new coral species that lives on the ceilings of caves in In ... more
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FARM NEWS

Nigerian farmers sue Shell in Dutch case with global reach
Shell broke the law by not repairing leaks that destroyed the lands of Niger Delta farmers, a Dutch court heard Thursday in a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility. ... more
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SINO DAILY

China bloggers expose more corruption: reports
Chinese officials have launched a probe after microbloggers said they had uncovered another allegedly corrupt leader who owns millions of dollars worth of property, state press said on Thursday. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

China forced evictions on the rise: rights group
Violent forced evictions are increasing in China as local governments seek to pay off debts by seizing land and selling usage rights to property developers, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Liu still China's invisible man two years after Nobel
Two years after his Nobel peace prize, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo remains imprisoned, relatives are under house arrest or cowed into silence and, supporters say, the democratic change he sought seems further away than ever. ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS

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WEATHER REPORT

14 killed, 1,500 fishermen missing in Bangladesh storm
At least 14 people were killed and an estimated 1,500 fishermen are missing after tropical storms smashed into Bangladesh's southern coastal islands and districts early Thursday, police said. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Costa Rica tightens ban on shark fins
Costa Rica has banned the import of shark fins, closing a legal loophole and targeting a link in a global production chain stretching to Asian markets, where shark fin soup is seen as a delicacy. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Unravelled mushroom genome offers many opportunities
A consortium of 20 research groups, including Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, part of Wageningen UR, has mapped the entire genome of the button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). This represents a ma ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Boeing Releases Updated Geospatial Data Management Tool
Boeing has updated its DataMaster geospatial data management software with improved map, terrain and full-motion video management so that defense and Intelligence Community customers can better prot ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Jordan's king prepares for critical poll
King Abdullah II is setting the scene for a political revolution in his desert country with landmark parliamentary elections scheduled for 2013, part of a package of reforms on which he's staking the survival of his Hashemite throne amid rising discontent. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

12 Chinese workers killed, 24 hurt in dormitory blaze
Twelve Chinese construction workers were killed and 24 injured in a fire at their dormitory early Wednesday, state media reported. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Brazil sets up special security force to protect Amazon
Brazil said Wednesday it was setting up a special environmental security force to combat soaring illegal deforestation in the Amazon region. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Obama gets sudden spike in Facebook 'likes'
US President Barack Obama got an exceptional spike of more than one million "likes" on Facebook this week in his battle with Republican Mitt Romney in the social media space, a monitoring site showed. ... more
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Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash

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WATER WORLD

EU lays out 'blue economy' agenda
The European Union this week adopted a new "blue economy" agenda aimed at creating jobs in ocean renewable energy and other maritime sectors. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Planning can cut costs of disasters: World Bank
Catastrophes like Japan's 2011 tsunami cost the world more than $3.5 trillion over the last 30 years, a conference heard Wednesday, as the World Bank called for better disaster planning. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Pussy Riot: symbol of the new anti-Putin opposition
The three convicted members of Pussy Riot, almost unknown one year ago, grew into the stars of a global cause celebre symbolising the repression of civic dissent under President Vladimir Putin. ... more
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SINO DAILY

Outrage in China over luxury spending claims
Chinese social media websites erupted in outrage Wednesday over claims that a provincial official tried to suppress a newspaper report detailing his expensive tastes in luxury accessories. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Delaying harvest of fodder maize results in a higher starch concentration and lower methane emission
Harvesting fodder maize at an increased stage of maturity improves the starch content of maize silage and the proportion of rumen by-pass starch without negative effects on silage preservation, feed ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Floods kill 7 in Russian Caucasus: official
Seven people were killed when overnight torrential rain unleashed heavy flooding in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

New Commercial Imaging Spacecraft Progressing at Lockheed Martin as IKONOS Satellite Achieves 13 Years in Operations
Lockheed Martin is making steady progress in a key test phase on GeoEye's next-generation, high-resolution imaging satellite, GeoEye-2, as IKONOS, the world's first commercial remote sensing spacecr ... more
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WOOD PILE

Study finds nearly 50% of retail firewood infested with insects
A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology reports that live insects were found in 47% of firewood bundles purchased from big box stores, gas stations and grocery stores in Colorado ... more
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