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February 20, 2013
ArcticNet will help improve standard of living in Canada's north
Boston MA (SPX) Feb 20, 2013
Northern communities are in the midst of a period of intense and rapid change brought on by modernization, industrialization and the realities of climate change. From preserving the means to hunt caribou to protecting stocks of arctic char - balancing development with a respect and preservation of traditional means of sustainability may be key to improving standards of living in the North. With the help of the icebreaker Amundsen, Louis Fortier, Canada Research Chair on the Response of Arctic Mari ... read more
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Flow of research on ice sheets helps answer climate questions
Just as ice sheets slide slowly and steadily into the ocean, researchers are returning from each trip to the Arctic and Antarctic with more data about climate change, including information that will ... more

Tiny CREPT Instrument to Study the Radiation Belts
A smaller version of an instrument now flying on NASA's Van Allen Probes has won a coveted spot aboard an upcoming NASA-sponsored Cubesat mission - the perfect platform for this pint-size, solid-sta ... more

Malawi's bountiful harvests and healthier children
Through research led by Michigan State University, crop yields have increased dramatically. The children of Ekwendi, Malawi, also have gained weight and are taller. These improvements bring smiles t ... more
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Extreme winters impact fish negatively
Ecologists from Umea University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim have studied fish communities and fish habitat and reviewed the importance of winter conditions fo ... more


Decoys could blunt spread of ash-killing beetles
As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees' very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests. ... more
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Food science expert: Genetically modified crops are overregulated
It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and the rest of the world, but controversy continues to surround the p ... more

'Snooze button' on biological clocks improves cell adaptability
The circadian clocks that control and influence dozens of basic biological processes have an unexpected "snooze button" that helps cells adapt to changes in their environment. A study by Vande ... more
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Canadian firm opens facility to pull carbon from air

Dirt-cheap catalyst may lower fuel costs for hydrogen-powered cars

Researchers create inside-out plants to watch how cellulose forms

Disney uses augmented reality to turn coloring books into 3-D experience

Could candle soot power electric vehicles

Adwen and IWES sign agreement for the testing of 8MW turbine

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Stay cool and live longer?
Scientists have known for nearly a century that cold-blooded animals, such as worms, flies and fish all live longer in cold environments, but have not known exactly why. Researchers at the Uni ... more

'Activating' RNA takes DNA on a loop through time and space
Long segments of RNA- encoded in our DNA but not translated into protein-are key to physically manipulating DNA in order to activate certain genes, say researchers at The Wistar Institute. The ... more

Evolutionary biologists urged to adapt their research methods
To truly understand the mechanisms of natural selection, evolutionary biologists need to shift their focus from present-day molecules to synthesized, ancestral ones, says Shozo Yokoyama, a biologist ... more
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Walking again after spinal injury
In the lab, rats with severe spinal cord injury are learning to walk-and run-again. Last June in the journal Science, Gregoire Courtine, of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), repor ... more

X-ray laser sees photosynthesis in action
Opening a new window on the way plants generate the oxygen we breathe, researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to simultaneously look ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea ready for 'any' US war, leader tells anniversary parade

N. Korean capital kicks off military extravaganza

Satellite images show scale of planned N. Korea parade

Russia running short on reserve funds

China vows to continue building on disputed islands, reefs

Russian missiles aimed at Syria crashed in Iran: US official

Poland seeks missiles for its MiG-29 fighters


Thick hair mutation emerged 30,000 years ago in humans
The first animal model of recent human evolution reveals that a single mutation produced several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands, an international team ... more

Kinect teleport for remote medicine
The Microsoft Kinect game controller could cut the US healthcare bill by up to $30 billion by allowing physicians and other medics to interact with patients remotely so reducing the number of hospit ... more

Humans and chimps share genetic strategy in battle against pathogens
A genome-wide analysis searching for evidence of long-lived balancing selection-where the evolutionary process acts not to select the single best adaptation but to maintain genetic variation in a po ... more
Warning of emergency alert system hacks

Four guilty of manslaughter in Italy quake trial

No health effects from Fukushima: Japan researcher

Researchers strain to improve electrical material and it's worth it

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials

Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

Landslides delivered preferred upstream habitats for coho salmon

Quantifying Sediment From 2011 Flood Into Louisianas Wetlands

Middle East river basin has lost Dead Sea-sized quantity of water

European sat data confirms UW numbers that Arctic is on thin ice

Sunlight stimulates release of carbon dioxide from permafrost

Antarctic subglacial lake may soon reveal its secrets


Flood research shows human habits die hard
New research has come up with ways to quickly assess flood damage to houses while also showing most people didn't intend to make changes to reduce their vulnerability after the 2010-11 floods in Aus ... more

NASA Scientists Part of Arctic Sea Ice Study
New research using combined records of ice measurements from NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat), the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite, airborne surveys and ocean-base ... more

Advance promises to expand biological control of crop pests
A new discovery promises to allow expanded use of a mainstay biological pest control method, which avoids the health, environmental and pest-resistance concerns of traditional insecticides, scientis ... more

Japanese scientists hunt for groundwater
Japanese scientists said airborne electromagnetic tests reveal potential groundwater in areas hit by the tsunami that could revive some strawberry farms. ... more
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LISA Pathfinder takes a major step closer to launch

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Austerity-hit Italians prepare for general election


US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming


Live ammunition found at Mozambique rubbish dump


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Wetland trees a significant overlooked source of methane

Ice age extinction shaped Australian plant diversity

The Spark Within: Light-Emitting Bioprobe Fits in a Single Cell

Rapid changes in Arctic ecosystem during 2012 ice minimum

US slams 'horrific' toll of Tibet self-immolations

Reptiles are at risk, study finds

Bisphenol A may not be negatively affecting humans: studies

Agrichemical giant Syngenta faults EU bee plan

Mystery gold gifts for tsunami-wracked Japan port

Genetics used to gauge whale comeback

Tiny mutation had big evolutionary impact

Mexico to slaughter a half million chickens over bird flu

Bilingual babies get good at grammar

Senators propose first US carbon tax

Warning of emergency alert system hacks

GAO: Climate Change a risk for the U.S.

Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching

NASA Satellites Find Freshwater Losses in Middle East

Biodiversity helps protect nature against human impacts

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