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February 12, 2013
Climate change risks to U.S. security seen
Cambridge, Mass. (UPI) Feb 11, 2013
Extreme weather and climate change present a potential threat to U.S. national security for which "we are not prepared," a study says. The study, prepared by Harvard University, was conducted to explore the forces driving extreme weather events, their impacts over the next decade and their implications for national security planning. Such events will affect water and food availability, energy decisions, the design of critical infrastructure and critical ecosystem resources, the report's ... read more
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Purification on the cheap
Increased natural gas production is seen as a crucial step away from the greenhouse gas emissions of coal plants and toward U.S. energy independence. But natural gas wells have problems: Large volum ... more

Ozone depletion trumps greenhouse gas increase in jet-stream shift
Depletion of Antarctic ozone is a more important factor than increasing greenhouse gases in shifting the Southern Hemisphere jet stream in a southward direction, according to researchers at Penn Sta ... more

Cargo container research to improve buildings' ability to withstand tsunamis
Anyone who has seen the movie "Impossible" or watched footage from the Japanese tsunami has learned the terror that can strike with little warning. In those cases, when there is no time to flee, the ... more
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Finding the key to immunity
Living in space weakens astronauts' immune systems, researchers have discovered. The findings are providing clues on how to tackle diseases on Earth before symptoms appear. Ever since the firs ... more


Growth factor aids stem cell regeneration after radiation damage
Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation, according to Duke Medicine researchers. The finding could open new options for tr ... more
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Evidence that at least one mammal can smell in stereo
Most mammals, including humans, see in stereo and hear in stereo. But whether they can also smell in stereo is the subject of a long-standing scientific controversy. Now, a new study shows definitiv ... more

The last Neanderthals of southern Iberia did not coexist with modern humans
The theory that the last Neanderthals -Homo neanderthalensis- persisted in southern Iberia at the same time that modern humans -Homo sapiens- advanced in the northern part of the peninsula, has been ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi

Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Hardened steels for more efficient engines


Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in less than 90 days
Nominated early this year for recognition on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes such famous cultural sites as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, the earthen works at Poverty Poi ... more

Climate change impacts to US coasts threaten public health, safety and economy
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Co ... more

Autopsy carried out on giant Philippines crocodile
Philippine veterinarians conducted an autopsy Tuesday on the world's largest saltwater crocodile ever caught, amid concerns it died of mistreatment in a small pen where it was on show for tourists. ... more
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Outside View: Restoring Lebanon's forests
An old American story tells of Johnny Appleseed who carried a large bag of seeds planting them wherever he ranged - Levantine native Maurice Zard is offering much the same in Lebanon giving away fast-growing Paulownia saplings to farms, municipalities, schools or anyone else who wants them. ... more

Building owner acquitted for bird strikes
A Canadian court Monday held building owners responsible for protecting migrating birds, an environmental group says. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


EU condemns Azerbaijan arrests
The pretrial detention of two Azerbaijani political opposition leaders has brought condemnations from the European Union's foreign policy chiefs and others. ... more

Australia's Cassius reclaims world's biggest croc crown
"Cassius" has reclaimed his crown as the world's biggest crocodile in captivity after his rival for the title died, with the huge reptile's handler in Australia saying Tuesday it will boost business. ... more

Survey reveals fault lines in views on climate change
Climate change is a hotly debated issue among many scientists, but a new study published by a University of Alberta researcher notes that geoscientists and engineers also become embroiled in the iss ... more
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

Smartphones, tablets help UW researchers improve storm forecasts

Satellite undergoes extreme testing

Indra Develops The First High-Resolution Passive Radar System

Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology

LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

Purification on the cheap

How the world's saltiest pond gets its salt

Features Of Southeast European Human Ancestors Influenced By Lack Of Episodic Glaciations

Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species

Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice


Plant scientists at CSHL demonstrate new means of boosting maize yields
A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has successfully demonstrated what it describes as a "simple hypothesis" for making significant increases in yields for the maize ... more

Biodiversity exploration in the 3D era
Taxonomy - the discipline that defines and names groups of organisms - is a field of science that still employs many of the methods used during the beginnings of the discipline in the 18th century. ... more

IBM puts supercomputer to work on cancer
IBM is putting its Watson supercomputer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial program of its kind to use "big data" to help patients with the disease. ... more

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
Relief supplies began trickling into tsunami-hit communities in the Solomons Islands Monday, as another powerful aftershock rattled the Pacific nation in the wake of last week's 8.0-magnitude earthquake. ... more
Space News from
ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site

President Obama signs bill recognizing asteroid resource property rights into law

China dreams of electric sheep at robot conference

China to set up BDS international maritime surveillance center

Rocket launch demonstrates new capability for testing technologies

SSL selected to provide new high throughput satellite to Telesat

Comet fragments best explanation of mysterious dimming star


New panel to scrutinise ocean governance


Activists press Obama to move on climate


Fossil in Serbia suggests human migration


Dogs may understand human point of view


World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines


US tornadoes strike southern states, 60 injured


China reports two human cases of bird flu: state media


Dickkopf makes fountain of youth in the brain run dry


Features Of Southeast European Human Ancestors Influenced By Lack Of Episodic Glaciations


Waste Dump at the End of the World

LSU Professor Discovers How New Corals Species Form in the Ocean

The deep roots of catastrophe

US northeast digs out from blizzard

How the world's saltiest pond gets its salt

Largest-ever study of mammalian ancestry completed by renowned research te

Taiwan's 'King of the Trees' fights for the forests

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

Ethiopians 'driven out in land grabs'

Antarctic ozone hole said shrinking

Investors who trample land rights risk bottom line: experts

U.S. multi-state group to lower emissions

China needs 'full-scale' reform to fight inequality

Japan proposes pollution meeting with China

California targets Chinese 'maternity tourism'

Malaysian state scales back Borneo dam plans

Hoodoos - key to earthquakes?

Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo

Rescuers bid to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons

Massive blizzard could hit US northeast on Friday

Aftershocks stall aid efforts in tsunami-hit Solomons

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