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November 20, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
GOCE's second mission improving gravity map
Paris (ESA) Nov 18, 2012
ESA's GOCE gravity satellite has already delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth, but its orbit is now being lowered in order to obtain even better results. The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has been orbiting Earth since March 2009, reaching its ambitious objective to map our planet's gravity with unrivalled precision. Although the planned mission has been completed, the fuel consumption was much lower than anticipated because of the low solar acti ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Astrium's GRAIN service shows US corn yields are lower than expected
Astrium estimates 2012 U.S. corn yield at 116.0 bushels per acre which is at the lower end of current industry expectations. This forecast announced during Global Grain Geneva 2012, the world's prem ... more
WATER WORLD

Tropical Indo-Pacific climate shifts to a more El Nino-like state
The Walker circulation determines much of the tropical Indo-Pacific climate and has a global impact as seen in the floods and droughts spawned by the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Meteorological obs ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Satrec Initiative Announces Agreement with Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Satrec Initiative, a leading solution provider for Earth observation missions, announced an agreement with Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) for "Worldwide Marketing and Sales Representative ... more
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WOOD PILE

Preserve the services of mangroves - Earth's invaluable coastal forests
Experts are urging policy makers to preserve mangroves and their essential services to nature and humanity alike, saying their replacement with shrimp farms and other forms of development is a bad e ... more


ICE WORLD

New dating of sea-level records reveals rapid response between ice volume and polar temperature
A new study has revealed a rapid response between global temperature and ice volume/sea-level, which could lead to sea-levels rising by over one metre. During the last few million years, global ice- ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Earth on Acid: The Present and Future of Global Acidification
Climate change and extreme weather events grab the headlines, but there is another, lesser known, global change underway on land, in the seas, and in the air: acidification. It turns out that combus ... more
ICE WORLD

Warming Temperatures Will Change Greenland's Face
Global climate models abound. What is harder to pin down, however, is how a warmer global temperature might affect any specific region on Earth. Dr. Marco Tedesco, associate professor of earth and a ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

SHAKE AND BLOW

Roots of deadly 2010 India flood identified; findings could improve warnings
On the night of Aug. 5, 2010, as residents slept, water began rushing through Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalayas. Average total rainfall in the area for August is about a h ... more
EARLY EARTH

Meet Xenoceratops: Canada's newest horned dinosaur
Scientists have named a new species of horned dinosaur (ceratopsian) from Alberta, Canada. Xenoceratops foremostensis (Zee-NO-Sare-ah-tops) was identified from fossils originally collected in 1958. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Baiting Mosquitoes with Knowledge and Proven Insecticides
While one team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists is testing the effectiveness of pesticides against mosquitoes, another group is learning how repellents work. At the Agricult ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Scientists question the designation of some emerging diseases
The Ebola, Marburg and Lassa viruses are commonly referred to as emerging diseases, but leading scientists say these life-threatening viruses have been around for centuries. In a perspective in the ... more
EARLY EARTH

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white
The great white shark is one of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, yet its evolutionary history is as misunderstood as its role as a menace. Originally ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut

SHAKE AND BLOW

At least six major earthquakes on the Alhama de Murcia fault in the last 300,000 years
Enjoying Spanish participation, an international group of researchers have analysed the most recent history of the Alhama de Murcia fault. They discovered that it has experienced six major earthquak ... more
ABOUT US

Remixed brain waves reveal soundtrack of the human brain
Scientists have combined and translated two kinds of brain wave recordings into music, transforming one recording (EEG) to create the pitch and duration of a note, and the other (fMRI) to control th ... more
WATER WORLD

Atlantic bluefin tuna catch to rise slightly
Annual catches of Atlantic bluefin tuna will rise slightly from next year, environmental groups said Monday at a meeting of countries that hunt the much-prized but threatened species. ... more
WATER WORLD
Australia deports more Sri Lankans

72 tonnes of food aid for quake-struck Guatemala: WFP

High radiation found in Fukushima's fish


WATER WORLD
Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government

Andrews Space To Manufacture Sinclair Rods

AVX Introduces SMD Tantalum Chip Capacitors For Aerospace Applications


WATER WORLD
Japan high-tech toilet maker eyes global throne

Australia imposes two-year ban on supertrawlers

Date of Polynesia settlement refined


WATER WORLD
Melting Glaciers Raise Sea Level

Warming Temperatures Will Change Greenland's Face

New dating of sea-level records reveals rapid response between ice volume and polar temperature

WOOD PILE

Myanmar's forests at risk
As Myanmar opens to foreign investment and development, the country's forests face increasing challenges, experts say. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

UN needs $79 mln for Pakistan flood victims
The United Nations needs $79 million from donors urgently to save millions of Pakistanis affected by monsoon floods and unrest in the northwest, an official said on Monday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

12 New York schools finally reopen post Sandy
Twelve New York schools with 5,400 students and staff finally reopened Monday after repairs in the wake of superstorm Sandy, the mayor's office said. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree warming
The World Bank warned Sunday that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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Sandblasting winds shift Mars' landscape: study

India's Tata Power licensed to produce Honeywell navigation system

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Cold Atom Laboratory Chills Atoms to New Lows

Aerojet Supports ULA to Establish Near-Term Competitive Product

Getting Off the Planet

SINO DAILY

China's Xi hammers home graft warning: media

WATER WORLD

Australia imposes two-year ban on supertrawlers

WOOD PILE

Massive deforestation risks turning Somalia into desert

DEMOCRACY

Main opposition in top spot ahead of Japan vote

SHAKE AND BLOW

Eruption fears rise at New Zealand's 'Mount Doom'

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Australia deports more Sri Lankans

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Hundreds of NY homes to be razed after Sandy

SINO DAILY

Chinese street children found dead in dumpster

WATER WORLD

Japan high-tech toilet maker eyes global throne

CARBON WORLDS

Daimler plans board member for China business

Movie about Asian tsunami shuns 'disaster' label

Southeast Asia leaders sign controversial rights pact

CU-NOAA study shows summer climate change, mostly warming

Melting Glaciers Raise Sea Level

What lies beneath? New survey technique offers detailed picture of our changing landscape

Pacific fishing zones - lifeline for overfished tuna?

72 tonnes of food aid for quake-struck Guatemala: WFP

New Tibetan self-immolation in China: rights groups

High radiation found in Fukushima's fish

'Postage stamp' medical monitors described

'Tunable' light bulb could improve sleep

New Zealand volcano showing activity

Photos show Einstein's brain 'different'

Air transmission of Ebola virus a concern

New York authorities probe Sandy price gouging

Date of Polynesia settlement refined

Australia creates world's largest marine reserves

Landmark Chicago Buildings Leading The Way On Energy Efficiency

Analyzing the cost of federal and other renewable energy subsidies in Texas

China state broadcaster sees record ad auction

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