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March 06, 2013
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What Lies Beneath: NASA Antarctic Sub Goes Subglacial
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 06, 2013
When researcher Alberto Behar from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., joined an international Antarctic expedition last month on a trek to investigate a subglacial lake, he brought with him a unique instrument designed and funded by NASA to help the researchers study one of the last unexplored aquatic environments on Earth. Called the Micro-Submersible Lake Exploration Device, the instrument was a small robotic sub about the size and shape of a baseball bat. Designed to expand t ... read more
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Scientists call for legal trade in rhino horn
Four leading environmental scientists have urged the international community to install a legal trade in rhino horn - in a last ditch effort to save the imperilled animals from extinction. In ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Twin CU-Boulder instruments reveal a third radiation belt can wrap around Earth
With the flip of a switch, a pair of instruments designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder and flying onboard twin NASA space probes have forced the revision of a 50-year-old theory a ... more
INTERN DAILY

Pixels guide the way for the visually impaired
Images have been transformed into pixels and projected onto a headset to help the visually impaired in everyday tasks such as navigation, route-planning and object finding. Developed using a v ... more
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BLUE SKY

Saharan and Asian Dust, Biological Particles End Global Journey in California
A field study of aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada shows that dust and microorganisms transported from as far away as the Sahara desert help to spur the precipitation ... more


FARM NEWS

Loss of wild insects hurts crops around the world
Researchers studying data from 600 fields in 20 countries have found that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, primarily wild bees, suggesting the continuin ... more
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After the human genome project: The human microbiome project
Earth Day may be more than a month away, but another, more personal, ecosystem has been shown to also be worth protecting-within our bodies are communities of microbes that affect the behavior of hu ... more
INTERN DAILY

How do bacteria clog medical devices? Very quickly
A new study has examined how bacteria clog medical devices, and the result isn't pretty. The microbes join to create slimy ribbons that tangle and trap other passing bacteria, creating a full blocka ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

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

Reducing numbers of one carnivore species indirectly leads to extinction of others
Previous studies have shown that carnivores can have indirect positive effects on each other, which means that when one species is lost, others could soon follow. A team from the University of Exete ... more
WATER WORLD

New marine species discovered in Pacific Ocean
When Jim Thomas and his global team of researchers returned to the Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea, they discovered a treasure trove of new species unknown to science. This is especially rel ... more
WATER WORLD

80% of Indian sewage flows untreated into rivers: study
Eighty percent of sewage in India is untreated and flows directly into the nation's rivers, polluting the main sources of drinking water, a study by an environment watchdog showed Tuesday. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT

Britain urged to gird for extreme weather
Britain's Environment Agency says the country must take urgent action to "prepare and adapt" for climate extremes liked floods and droughts. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Toxic gas leak in South Korea, 11 hospitalised
A toxic gas leak Tuesday at a chemical factory in South Korea left 11 workers hospitalised and forced the evacuation of residents living nearby, local officials said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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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

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fukushima lags in Japan tsunami recovery: official
Recovery in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima is lagging behind other parts of Japan that suffered during the tsunami, an official said Tuesday, adding mental health provision there was insufficient. ... more
FARM NEWS

Starving goats to hit Indian pashmina production
Heavy snow has killed nearly 25,000 pashmina goats that graze high in the Indian Himalayas, threatening supplies of top-end cashmere wool used to make luxury scarves, an official said on Tuesday. ... more
WHITE OUT

Massive winter storm grounds 1,200 US flights
A massive winter storm pounding the northern United States grounded over 1,200 flights, closed hundreds of schools and made roadways and highways impassible Tuesday. ... more
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Living through a tornado does not shake optimism

Fukushima lags in Japan tsunami recovery: official

Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning


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Robot can help in polar expeditions

Frostbitten British explorer Fiennes returns home

What Lies Beneath: NASA Antarctic Sub Goes Subglacial

FLORA AND FAUNA

Mission to save jaguar exposes big cats' plight in Brazil
It was late at night at the Preto Velho ranch when the unsuspecting jaguar approached the trap, took the bait - and was downed by a tranquilizer dart. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Google urged to remove ads for ivory, whale products
Conservationists have urged Internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements promoting products made from endangered whales and elephants. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Daily-dose HIV prevention fails for African women: study
Daily doses of drugs or vaginal gels have proven ineffective at preventing HIV infections in southern Africa, a study out Monday revealed, saying most of the women failed to use them as directed. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Electronic waste recycling on the increase
A new business collaboration in Chile will advance electronic waste recycling, an industry witnessing phenomenal growth in Latin America. ... more
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Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

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EARTH OBSERVATION

Global tipping point not backed by science

EXO LIFE

How did early primordial cells evolve

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth

EXO LIFE

Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life

FLORA AND FAUNA

Walking in the footsteps of 19th and 20th century naturalists

EARLY EARTH

Mineral diversity clue to early Earth chemistry

TECTONICS

Ancient micro-continent under the Indian Ocean identified

SHAKE AND BLOW

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Research at Mines Unearths New Dinosaur Species

Improving climate protection in agriculture

NOAA and NASA's Next Generation Weather Satellite May Provide Earlier Warnings

Brown unveils novel wireless brain sensor

Fighting GM crop vandalism with a government-protected research site

Nearly 3,000 wild great apes 'stolen' each year: UN

HIV 'cure' in infancy, caution experts

Australian climate on 'steroids' after hottest summer

Study provides insights into plant evolution

Living through a tornado does not shake optimism

AFP pictures show then and now of tsunami

Father dies sheltering girl from Japan blizzard

Australia fire survivors sue Singapore power firm

China labour camp reform on agenda as parliament meets

Walker's World: The time for women

Frostbitten British explorer Fiennes returns home

HIV cured in baby for the first time: scientists

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MSU and PHYCO2 Collaborate on Algae Growth Demonstration Project

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