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February 05, 2013
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Alternate walking and running to save energy, maintain endurance
Columbus OH (SPX) Feb 05, 2013
Forget "slow and steady wins the race." A new study shows that, at least sometimes, the best way to conserve energy and reach your destination on time is to alternate between walking and running-whether your goal is the bus stop or a marathon finish line. In the January 30, 2013 issue of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, researchers examined how people budget their time as they travel on foot to reach a destination at a particular appointed time. The study found that when people have nei ... read more
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INTERN DAILY

Bioelectric signals can be used to detect early cancer
Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors. The researchers also found that they c ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

This is what a fish thought looks like
For the first time, researchers have been able to see a thought "swim" through the brain of a living fish. The new technology is a useful tool for studies of perception. It might even find use in ps ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Climate markets to be driven by space technology
The UK is set to build on its success as a leader in the provision of climate data and services, with a new strategy to increase the use of space technology in this growing market. The strateg ... more
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FARM NEWS

New protocols measuring soil organic carbon sequestration
Increased levels of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), have been associated with the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, cultivation of grasslands, drainage of the land, and la ... more


WOOD PILE

Mixed forest provides beneficial effects
Forestry and nature conservation can benefit from promoting more different varieties of trees, according to a new study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, were involved. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

ISS to Scan the Globe for Weather Data with ISS-RapidScat
Regular measurements of wind speed and direction at the ocean surface alert forecasters to threatening tropical storm conditions, while informing scientists of interactions between the atmosphere an ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to ISS
In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure o ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
NTU invents smart window that tints and powers itself

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products

Penn Research Outlines Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India

Guelph Researchers Recipe: Cook Farm Waste into Energy

OZONE NEWS

Ozone thinning has changed ocean circulation
According to a Johns Hopkins earth scientist, the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has caused changes in the way that waters in those southern oceans mix - a situation that has the potential to alt ... more
ICE WORLD

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice
It came out of Siberia, swirling winds over an area that covered almost the entire Arctic basin in the normally calm late summer. It came to be known as "The Great Arctic Cyclone of August 2012," an ... more
FARM NEWS

In beef production, cow-calf phase contributes most greenhouse gases
Scientists have long known that cattle produce carbon dioxide and methane throughout their lives, but a new study pinpoints the cow-calf stage as a major contributor of greenhouse gases during beef ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

New research shows complexity of global warming
Global warming from greenhouse gases affects rainfall patterns in the world differently than that from solar heating, according to a study by an international team of scientists in the January 31 is ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Sequencing hundreds of chloroplast genomes now possible
Researchers at the University of Florida and Oberlin College have developed a sequencing method that will allow potentially hundreds of plant chloroplast genomes to be sequenced at once, facilitatin ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

Palestinians seek Arab backing for UN resolution

Taiwan's ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefuls

Russian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Vladimir Monomakh

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

EARTH OBSERVATION

US Army SMDC Funds Andrews Space To Build Kestrel Eye 2 Earth Imaging Nanosat
Andrews Space (Andrews) has announced that they have been funded by the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command to design and deliver a Kestrel Eye Block 2 Earth imaging spacecraft as part of the ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

First artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube
There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on earth began to evol ... more
WATER WORLD

UN delivers chemicals to treat water for 10 mn Syrians
The United Nations said Monday it has started delivering chemicals to treat water consumed by more than 10 million people in Syria, nearly half of the strife-torn country's population. ... more
WATER WORLD
Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat: navy

NGO ends Mozambique flood aid over graft: report

Fireworks truck blast blamed for China bridge collapse


WATER WORLD
South Korean Satellite Makes First Contact with Ground

NTU research embraces laser and sparks cool affair

Novel materials shake ship scum


WATER WORLD
Cod fishing industry faces catch limits

Young dolphin lures pod to safety in Australia

UN delivers chemicals to treat water for 10 mn Syrians


WATER WORLD
NSF-funded Team Samples Antarctic Lake Beneath the Ice Sheet

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

Norway's ruling party may back Arctic islands oil drive

FARM NEWS

India's changing appetite throws up meaty issues
With German sausages, French duck breasts and homegrown chicken, Francis Menezes is cashing in on the growing appetite for meat among Indians - even in one of Mumbai's most strictly vegetarian areas. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

S.Africa convicts great white shark hunter
A South African court has convicted a man for killing a great white shark in the country's first-ever ruling on such a case, the agriculture and fisheries ministry said Monday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

China's thick smog arrives in Japan
The suffocating smog that blanketed swathes of China is now hitting parts of Japan, sparking warnings Monday of health risks for the young and the sick. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

NGO ends Mozambique flood aid over graft: report
A charity has withdrawn assistance from flood-torn Mozambique's biggest displaced persons' camp after its administrators allegedly plotted to steal food meant for thousands of people, a report said Monday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
ESA scientists say Philae lander will wake up in 2015

SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

Atlas 5 launches spysat payload for NRO

Lockheed Martin opens MUOS application development facility

Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

Room temp quantum optics chip geneates tunable photon-pair spectrum

ICE WORLD

NSF-funded Team Samples Antarctic Lake Beneath the Ice Sheet

EPIDEMICS

Pandemic Controversies: the global response to pandemic influenza must change

EPIDEMICS

Study shows climate change could affect onset and severity of flu seasons

INTERN DAILY

Tomorrow's life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea

ABOUT US

Primates too can move in unison

FARM NEWS

Fighting Back Against Citrus Greening

FARM NEWS

Going trayless study shows student impact

WATER WORLD

Central Valley irrigation intensifies rainfall, storms across the Southwest

FARM NEWS

How salt stops plant growth

EARLY EARTH

New dinosaur fossil challenges bird evolution theory

US winter almost over: Phil the groundhog

Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat: navy

Six killed, three missing in Madagascar cyclone

Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan

Thai cop arrested with 20 elephant tusks

Young dolphin lures pod to safety in Australia

Crocodiles a risk as Australian floodwaters recede

Jordan flood kills elderly man

Early warning saved the day for flood-prone Mozambique

Colonial flags fly as anger grows in Hong Kong

January hottest month on record in Australia

Cod fishing industry faces catch limits

Fireworks truck blast blamed for China bridge collapse

Hong Kong to crack down on baby formula trade

Global warming less extreme than feared?

Study finds energy use in cities has global climate effects

Spring may come earlier to North American forests

Measuring the consequence of forest fires on public health

Walker's World: New currency wars

New Fukushima pictures show wreckage of plant

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