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November 21, 2012
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A 3-D light switch for the brain
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 20, 2012
A new tool for neuroscientists delivers a thousand pinpricks of light to a chunk of gray matter smaller than a sugar cube. The new fiber-optic device, created by biologists and engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, is the first tool that can deliver precise points of light to a 3-D section of living brain tissue. The work is a step forward for a relatively new but promising technique that uses gene therapy to turn individual brain cells on and off with light. ... read more
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SINO DAILY

China frees jailed opponent of Bo Xilai
A Chinese official sentenced without trial to hard labour for opposing the Maoist revival policies of disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been freed and is seeking compensation, his lawyer said Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY

China names new leaders for Shanghai, Chongqing
China on Tuesday named new leaders for its commercial hub Shanghai and the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, where the disgraced former official Bo Xilai ruled until his downfall earlier this year. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Victims of Hurricane Sandy forgotten in Haiti
Hurricane Sandy, the deadly storm that slammed into New York and New Jersey in October, tore through the Caribbean long before reaching America - and in Haiti, many still await help. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Greenhouse gases rise to record levels in 2011: UN
The volume of greenhouse gases causing global warming rose to a new high last year, the UN World Meteorological Organisation said Tuesday. ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

GOCE's second mission improving gravity map
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 stea ... 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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

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
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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

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
EPIDEMICS
Victims of Hurricane Sandy forgotten in Haiti

Australia deports more Sri Lankans

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


EPIDEMICS
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


EPIDEMICS
Japan high-tech toilet maker eyes global throne

Australia imposes two-year ban on supertrawlers

Date of Polynesia settlement refined


EPIDEMICS
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

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
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
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How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

WATER WORLD

Atlantic bluefin tuna catch to rise slightly

WOOD PILE

Myanmar's forests at risk

SHAKE AND BLOW

UN needs $79 mln for Pakistan flood victims

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

12 New York schools finally reopen post Sandy

CLIMATE SCIENCE

World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree warming

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'

Australia deports more Sri Lankans

Hundreds of NY homes to be razed after Sandy

Chinese street children found dead in dumpster

Japan high-tech toilet maker eyes global throne

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

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