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November 24, 2012
ICE WORLD
Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2012
Each winter, wide swaths of the Arctic Ocean freeze to form sheets of sea ice that spread over millions of square miles. This ice acts as a massive sun visor for the Earth, reflecting solar radiation and shielding the planet from excessive warming. The Arctic ice cover reaches its peak each year in mid-March, before shrinking with warmer spring temperatures. But over the last three decades, this winter ice cap has shrunk: Its annual maximum reached record lows, according to satellite observations, ... read more
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WATER WORLD

Need to filter water? Fight infection? Just open package, mix polymers
Working in the lab for the last few years, three generations of University of Akron polymer scientists say their mutual and passionate curiosity about science has led to their discovery of a first-o ... more
WOOD PILE

Maple syrup, moose, and the local impacts of climate change
In the northern hardwood forest, climate change is poised to reduce the viability of the maple syrup industry, spread wildlife diseases and tree pests, and change timber resources. And, according to ... more
WATER WORLD

Processes and Misconceptions Concerning the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow
Groundwater provides drinking water for millions of Americans and is the primary source of water to irrigate cropland in many of the nations most productive agricultural settings. Although the benef ... more
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FARM NEWS

Pear genome provides new insight into breeding improvement and evolutionary trace analysis
An international research team led by Nanjing Agricultural University and BGI, has completed the first genomic sequence of pear by an approach using the combination of BAC-by-BAC strategy and next-g ... more


FARM NEWS

Saving Water without Hurting Peach Production
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping peach growers make the most of dwindling water supplies in California's San Joaquin Valley. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist ... more
The Year In Space
WOOD PILE

Dry leaves make for juicy science
A research team consisting of a University of Arizona graduate student, about 40 middle school students and a UA research lab has undertaken the first systematic study looking at how much plant leav ... more
FARM NEWS

Herbivore defense in ferns
Unlike flowering plants, bracken ferns do not release any odor signals to attract the enemies of their attackers for their own benefit. They dominated the earth for 200 million years and numerous di ... more
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What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Unexpected microbes fighting harmful greenhouse gas
The environment has a more formidable opponent than carbon dioxide. Another greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide, is 300 times more potent and also destroys the ozone layer each time it is released into th ... more
WATER WORLD

Researchers identify a simple way to precipitate phosphorus from the wastewater of a pulp mill
Researchers at Aalto University have developed a simple method for reducing the amount of phosphorus in the wastewater of a pulp mill. The method is called simultaneous precipitation using iron sulp ... more
WATER WORLD

Warming to shift heavy rainfall patterns in the UK
It appears that it's not just us Brits who are fascinated with the UK weather. A group of researchers from Germany has taken to investigating the potential changes in extreme rainfall patterns acros ... more
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ICE WORLD

Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals
Greenland's viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously from Greenland about 500 years ago. Natural disasters, climate change and the inability to adapt have all been proposed ... more
FARM NEWS

Flower power to purge poison and produce platinum
A consortium of researchers led by WMG at the University of Warwick are to embark on a 3 million pounds research programme called "Cleaning Land for Wealth" (CL4W), that will use a common class of f ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

WHALES AHOY

Dolphin bound for Singapore oceanarium dies
One of 25 dolphins being transferred to a Singapore oceanarium despite protests from activists died during its flight to the city-state on Thursday, the resort said. ... more
WATER WORLD

EU finally ends shark finning
The European parliament on Thursday called a definitive halt to shark finning, the long contested practice of fishermen slicing off fins and throwing the live body overboard to drown. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Haitian president talks quake relief with Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI and Haitian President Michel Martelly discussed Thursday the state of relief efforts after a 2010 earthquake in the impoverished island nation that killed at least 250,000 people. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Haitian president talks quake relief with Pope Benedict XVI

Storm gives New Yorkers new family - each other

Victims of Hurricane Sandy forgotten in Haiti


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government

University of Glasgow and Clyde Space set to put brakes on space junk problem

Systems engineering expertise leads to increased counterfire target acquisition radar capabilities


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Australia approves plan to save vital river system

At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed

Researchers identify a simple way to precipitate phosphorus from the wastewater of a pulp mill


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Scientists say new signs of global warming in Russian Arctic

Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals

Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice

FROTH AND BUBBLE

India's capital widens ban on plastic bags
The Delhi government imposed a blanket ban on the use of all plastic bags on Friday in an attempt to tackle the city's mounting rubbish problems, an official said. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES

Four Chinese hostages freed in Colombia
Four Chinese oil company employees held hostage since June 2011, allegedly by Colombia's FARC rebels, have been freed in southern Colombia, their embassy said Thursday. ... more
SINO DAILY

China passport shows some islands, excludes others
China's new passports show a map including its claim to almost all the South China Sea - provoking protests by the Philippines Thursday and Vietnam - but leaving out islands bitterly disputed with Japan. ... more
WATER WORLD

El Nino unlikely to hit by year-end: UN weather agency
There is little chance the potentially devastating El Nino weather phenomenon will return before the end of the year, the UN's weather agency said Thursday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

SHAKE AND BLOW

Rain-battered Britain braces for floods

SINO DAILY

Outcry in Taiwan over rejection of Dalai Lama visit

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Doubts as greenhouse gas leader hosts climate meet

INTERN DAILY

China to stop relying on prisoner organs: minister

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Storm gives New Yorkers new family - each other

INTERN DAILY

Bioprinting has promising future

CLONE AGE

Stem cells develop best in 3D

SHAKE AND BLOW

More eruptions tipped as N. Zealand volcano disrupts flights

WATER WORLD

At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed

WATER WORLD

Australia approves plan to save vital river system

Discovery could hold the key to super-sensory hear

USA's ancient hurricane belt and the US-Canada equator

Grave robber fossil solves a paleontological enigma

Sound bullets in water

Cartilage made easy with novel hybrid printer

Research finds evidence of a 'mid-life crisis' in great apes

New evidence of dinosaurs' role in the evolution of bird flight

A step forward in regenerating and repairing damaged nerve cells

Ecuador's Lonesome George wasn't lonely after all

Turkey coup generals say 'no remorse' at landmark trial

Climate change may increase Europe's north-south divide: EU

G.Bissau warns AIDS patients without treatment since coup

Goal of curbing global warming further out of reach: UN

Scientists say new signs of global warming in Russian Arctic

Two detained in China for 'inciting unrest' online

Worldwide anti-dolphin, whale hunt rallies planned

Fitch cuts ratings on Panasonic, Sony to junk

Swiss nuclear reactor back up after closure over defect

Oil prices ease amid Gaza truce, China data

Strong interest for Chinese insurer PICC's IPO

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