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February 28, 2013
Diamond sheds light on basic building blocks of life
London, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2013
The UK's national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, is now the first and only place in Europe where pathogens requiring Containment Level 3 - including serious viruses such as those responsible for AIDS, Hepatitis and some types of flu - can be analysed at atomic and molecular level using synchrotron light. This special light allows scientists to study virus structures at intense levels of detail and this new facility extends that capability to many viruses that have a major global impac ... read more
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Blueprint for an artificial brain
Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn't n ... more

Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons
Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of "mental sketch pad." In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the mole ... more

Declining Vegetation Across The Eastern US Observed
NASA scientists report that warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation locally and regionally have altered the growth of large forest areas in the eastern United States over the past 10 years. ... more
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Swine cells could power artificial liver
Chronic or acute, liver failure can be deadly. Toxins take over, the skin turns yellow and higher brain function slows. "There is no effective therapy at the moment to deal with the toxins tha ... more


Weather warning
A Harvard researcher is pointing toward a new reason to worry about the effects of climate change - national security. A new report co-authored by Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor ... more
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Caves point to thawing of Siberia
Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius could see permanently frozen ground thaw over a large area of Siberia, threatening release of carbon from ... more

Maps depict potential worldwide coral bleaching by 2056
In a study published in Nature Climate Change researchers used the latest emissions scenarios and climate models to show how varying levels of carbon emissions are likely to result in more frequent ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Mussels cramped by environmental factors
The fibrous threads helping mussels stay anchored - in spite of waves that sometimes pound the shore with a force equivalent to a jet liner flying at 600 miles per hour - are more prone to snap when ... more

Early human burials varied widely but most were simple
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows that the earliest human burial practices in Eurasia varied widely, with some graves lavish and ornate while the vast majority were fairly pla ... more

Could a computer on the police beat prevent violence?
As cities across America work to reduce violence in tight budget times, new research shows how they might be able to target their efforts and police attention - with the help of high-powered compute ... more
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Clues to climate cycles dug from south pole snow pit
Particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events, a team from the University of California, San Diego and a col ... more

Salvage crews break up US Navy ship in Philippines
Salvage teams have begun cutting up a US Navy ship stranded on a UN World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines in a process that could take almost month, the coastguard said on Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Fiennes's evacuation from Antarctica under way
The evacuation of injured British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes from Antarctica got under way Wednesday after the veteran adventurer was forced to pull out of a marathon expedition because of frostbite. ... more

US court convicts Somali pirates in navy ship attack
A US court on Wednesday convicted five Somali men of piracy over a 2010 attack on a US naval ship in the corsair-infested waters off the Horn of Africa. ... more

World biology team returns with haul of Papuan species
An international consortium of scientists said on Wednesday they had collected 1.5 million specimens of wildlife in an unprecedented mission to document the biological treasures of Papua New Guinea. ... more
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Fluids in Space, Shaken Not Stirred

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New Phased Array Programs May Save Billions, Years Off Development

Maps depict potential worldwide coral bleaching by 2056

Mussels cramped by environmental factors

Vibrant Mix of Marine Life Found at Extreme Ocean Depths

Fiennes's evacuation from Antarctica under way

Data paper describes Antarctic biodiversity data gathered by 90 expeditions since 1956

Caves point to thawing of Siberia


Britain set to cull thousands of badgers
Britain is set to cull up to 5,000 badgers in a bid to combat tuberculosis in cattle which has outraged animal welfare groups, after two pilot schemes were given the green light on Wednesday. ... more

Promising New Technique for Probing Earth's Deep Interior
researchers at Amherst College in Massachusetts and the University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique based in particle physics that might one day reveal, in more detail than ever bef ... more

Geoengineering by coalition
Solar geoengineering is a proposed approach to reduce the effects of climate change due to greenhouse gasses by deflecting some of the sun's incoming radiation. This type of proposed solution carrie ... more

Giant waves of atmospheric energy driving extreme weather
The world has suffered from severe regional weather extremes in recent years, such as the heat wave in the United States in 2011 or the one in Russia 2010 coinciding with the unprecedented Pakistan ... more
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What is the computational power of the universe?

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

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New projections of 'uneven' global sea-level rise


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Fragments of continents hidden under lava in the Indian Ocean


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Maize part of coastal Peru diet for 5,000 years


China lawyer appeals 'state secret' pollution claim


Japan will never stop whaling: minister


Australian cyclone crossing Western Australian coast

Study: Chimps do puzzles for fun, not food

High-tech brain is scientists' goal

New study links extreme weather to climate change

Hong Kong court hears landmark maid residency case

Study boosts link between flu vaccine, sleep disorder

China turns to all-boys classes as girls progress

China defends record on tiger protection

Most Earth species still unknown: Brazil expert

Poachers threatening African rhino species: experts

EU ministers reach deal on fish discard ban

Data paper describes Antarctic biodiversity data gathered by 90 expeditions since 1956

Sewage lagoons remove most - but not all - pharmaceuticals

Using transportation data to predict pandemics

CSIRO 'solar sponge' soaks up CO2 emissions

How a microbial biorefinery regulates genes

Stanford researchers develop tool for reading the minds of mice

New approach alters malaria maps

Poachers turned gamekeepers protect Kenya's elephants

Nanowelding Using Light And Nanorods In Solid Materials

Creating More Efficient High-Density Ceramics

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