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January 17, 2013
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NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 17, 2013
A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters. Ozone is both a major air pollutant with known adverse health effects and a greenhouse gas that traps heat from escaping Earth's atmosphere. Scientists and policy analysts are interested in learning how curbing the emissions of these chemicals can improve human health and also help mitigate climate change. Research scientists Kevin Bowman of NASA's Jet Propuls ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a provider of essential information solutions, has announced the signing of a $706 million contract with the Canadian Space Agency to build, launch and provide i ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Testing time for Proba-V, ESA's global vegetation tracker
ESA's Proba-V microsatellite is now assembled and midway through testing to ensure it is fully spaceworthy. The miniature Earth-observer, designed to chart global vegetation every two days, will be ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to th ... more
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EARLY EARTH

Scientists reassemble the backbone of life with a particle accelerator
Scientists have been able to reconstruct, for the first time, the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone of early tetrapods, the earliest four-legged animals. High-energy X-rays and a ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite lauded for "truly new" weather data
Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite was the focus of a high-profile panel discussion at this week's annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The consensus among the pan ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Soot is number two human cause of global warming: study
Soot is the second-biggest human contributor to global warming behind carbon dioxide, and its impact on climate change has until now been sharply underestimated, a new study has revealed. ... more
ICE WORLD

Global warming opening up Russia's Arctic
Russian state-owned energy firms are preparing to move into the country's offshore polar regions. ... more
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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

FLORA AND FAUNA

Salmon runs boom, go bust over centuries
Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next. Scientists in the past 20 years have recognized t ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Global warming may have severe consequences for rare Haleakala silverswords
While the iconic Haleakala silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th-century threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. New research published this w ... more
INTERN DAILY

Pill-sized device provides rapid, detailed imaging of esophageal lining
Physicians may soon have a new way to screen patients for Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition usually caused by chronic exposure to stomach acid. Researchers at the Wellman Center for Phot ... more
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FARM NEWS

2 new studies show why biodiversity is important for pollination services in California almond
Agricultural demand for pollination is growing more quickly than the supply of honey bees, the dominant species managed for crop pollination. Increasing the efficiency of pollination represents a wa ... more
EPIDEMICS

Dengue showing global 'epidemic potential': WHO
The World Health Organisation said on Wednesday that it had charted progress in the fight against tropical diseases but warned that dengue fever was spreading at an alarming rate. ... 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

WHITE OUT

Snow from world's tallest tower pierces Tokyo roof
A chunk of frozen snow that fell off the world's tallest tower crashed through the roof of a Tokyo home, leaving a 30 centimetre (one-foot) hole, officials said Wednesday. ... more
FARM NEWS

EU hints at insecticide ban over threat to bees
The European Commission hinted on Wednesday that it could ban several insecticides, some made by German chemicals giant Bayer, after scientists found disturbing evidence of harm to bees. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

New 'Moby Dick' lizard species found in Madagascar
A new lizard species has been discovered in Madagascar and named "Moby Dick" mermaid skink - after the albino sperm whale imagined by Herman Melville - for its flipper-like forelimbs and unpigmented skin, France's National Centre for Scientific Research said Tuesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Canada to resettle up to 5,000 Iranian, Iraqi refugees

China factory fire hidden by thick smog: media

Allianz sticks to profit goal despite Hurricane Sandy hit


FLORA AND FAUNA
ECAPS signs contract with Skybox for complete propulsion system

Boeing Grows Composite Manufacturing Capability in Utah

Molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing


FLORA AND FAUNA
Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok

MBL scientists find 'bipolar' marine bacteria, refuting 'everything is everywhere' idea

Wales, fishermen discuss protection zones


FLORA AND FAUNA
Will changes in climate wipe out mammals in Arctic and sub-Arctic areas?

Global warming opening up Russia's Arctic

Antarctic lake reached after millennia

FARM NEWS

Trophy hunts mean most S. African lions are farm-raised
Lions may be the well-reputed kings of the savannah, but South Africa's lucrative trophy-hunting industry means the regal cats are more likely to know the inside of a paddock ringed with an electric fence than the country's sweeping plains. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Kenyan officials impound two tonnes of ivory: police
Officials in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa have impounded more than 600 pieces of ivory, weighing two tonnes, they said Tuesday, the latest in a series of seizures by Kenyan authorities. ... more
SINO DAILY

Hong Kong leader vows to tackle housing crisis
Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader Wednesday unveiled a raft of populist policies with an emphasis on tackling the city's housing crisis, as he aimed to hush critics' repeated calls to step down. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Australian study turns HIV against itself
An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure. ... more
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Two families of comets found around nearby star

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Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Philippine gold mine to pay huge fine for spill

FARM NEWS

Colombia rebels slams govt on land bill

SINO DAILY

Money does not buy happiness in China: survey

SHAKE AND BLOW

Four children die in Mozambique floods

CLIMATE SCIENCE

NASA Finds 2012 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

WEATHER REPORT

US experts see more warming after hot 2012

EPIDEMICS

Medicinal toothbrush tree yields antibiotic to treat TB in new way

WATER WORLD

MBL scientists find 'bipolar' marine bacteria, refuting 'everything is everywhere' idea

FARM NEWS

Using lysine estimates to detect heat damage in DDGS

INTERN DAILY

Tissue Engineers Report Knee Cartilage Repair Success With New Biomaterial

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Study shows pine beetle outbreak buffers watersheds from nitrate pollution

Will changes in climate wipe out mammals in Arctic and sub-Arctic areas?

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok

One dead, 900 hurt in heavy Japan snowfall

Robots, recycling map route to greener French wine

China holds seven over Tibetan's self-immolation

China factory fire hidden by thick smog: media

Allianz sticks to profit goal despite Hurricane Sandy hit

Mozambique floods kill 2, destroy homes

Canada to resettle up to 5,000 Iranian, Iraqi refugees

Hong Kong tycoon to buy N. Zealand firm for $412 mn

WWF urges Thai ivory ban to spare African elephant

Drastic change needed to tackle China smog: experts

China to tackle air pollution?

Fire-proofing saves Australian telescopes

Global warming has increased monthly heat records by a factor of five

Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

China to survey disputed Diaoyu Islands

Japan plans world's largest wind farm

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