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April 10, 2013
Carbon's role in atmosphere formation
Providence RI (SPX) Apr 09, 2013
A new study of how carbon is trapped and released by iron-rich volcanic magma offers clues about the early atmospheric evolution on Mars and other terrestrial bodies. The composition of a planet's atmosphere has roots deep beneath its surface. When mantle material melts to form magma, it traps subsurface carbon. As magma moves upward toward the surface and pressure decreases, that carbon is released as a gas. On Earth, carbon is trapped in magma as carbonate and degassed as carbon dioxide, a ... read more
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Satellite imagery helps fight locust plagues in North Africa
DMC International Imaging (DMCii) is helping The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) to predict the spread of locust plagues across North Africa as part of a pro-active approach to tackle the destructive p ... more

Researcher offers clues on the origins of life
A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of Medicine has made discoveries that could lead scientists a step closer to understanding how life first emerged on Earth billions of ... more

NASA Flies Dragon Eye Unmanned Aircraft Into Volcanic Plume
NASA Earth science researchers last month traveled to Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica, to fly a Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) - a small electric aircraft equipped with camer ... more
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Americans back preparation for extreme weather and sea-level rise
The majority of Americans express support for stronger coastal development codes, according to a Stanford survey. Images told the story: lower Manhattan in darkness, coastal communities washed away, ... more


Sensory helmet could mean firefighters are not left in the dark
A specially-adapted 'tactile helmet', developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions with vital clues about their surroundin ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Bioglass helping to mend bones
Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larranaga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of ... more

Reducing waste of food: A key element in feeding billions more people
Families can be key players in a revolution needed to feed the world, and could save money by helping to cut food losses now occurring from field to fork to trash bin, an expert said. He described t ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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

Back to the future: Science fiction turns science fact


Highly lethal Ebola virus has diagnostic Achilles' heel for biothreat detection
By screening a library of a billion llama antibodies on live Ebola viruses in the Texas Biomedical Research Institute's highest biocontainment laboratory, scientists in San Antonio have identified a ... more

Research advances therapy to protect against dengue virus
Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of infection by the dengue virus, yet there is no specific treatment for the disease. Now a therapy to protect people from the virus could finally be ... more

SFU researchers help unlock pine beetle's Pandora's box
Twenty researchers - more than half of them Simon Fraser University graduates and/or faculty - could become eastern Canada's knights in shining white lab coats. A paper detailing their newly c ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Population boom poses interconnected challenges of energy, food, water
Mention great challenges in feeding a soaring world population, and thoughts turn to providing a bare subsistence diet for poverty-stricken people in developing countries. But an expert speaking at ... more

New measurement of crocodilian nerves could help scientists understand ancient animals
Crocodilians have nerves on their faces that are so sensitive, they can detect a change in a pond when a single drop hits the water surface several feet away. Alligators and crocodiles use these "in ... 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


Research deciphers HIV attack plan
A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania scientists defines previously unknown properties of transmitted HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. The viruses that succe ... more

Albania to hold referendum on waste imports
Albania is to hold a referendum on imports of waste, which are currently allowed under a law slammed by local environmental groups, the presidency said on Tuesday. ... more

Russian activists angry after attacked journalist's death
Colleagues and friends Tuesday expressed shock and anger over the sudden death of Russian journalist and activist Mikhail Beketov, who was left crippled after a 2008 attack that has remained unpunished. ... more
Americans back preparation for extreme weather and sea-level rise

Sensory helmet could mean firefighters are not left in the dark

Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again:TEPCO

CWRU-led scientists build material that mimics squid beak

Accidental discovery may lead to improved polymers

New camera system creates high-resolution 3-D images from up to a kilometer away

Temperature difference between hemispheres could shift rainfall patterns

Dead fish cause for concern in China river

S. Africa sets up first offshore marine protection zone

Byrd Came Oh-So-Close, But Probably Didn't Reach North Pole

Discovery of 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta Stone' for tropical ice cores

New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades


Strong quake near Iran nuclear plant kills 30
A powerful earthquake struck near Iran's Gulf port city of Bushehr on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people and injuring 800 but leaving Iran's only nuclear power plant intact, officials said. ... more

Land degradation causes up to 5% loss in farm output
Loss of land through desertification and drought costs up to five percent of world agricultural gross domestic product (AGDP), or some $450 billion (340 billion euros), every year, said a study presented at a UN conference Tuesday. ... more

Blind activist says China violated US freedom deal
The Chinese human rights activist at the center of a diplomatic crisis a year ago on Tuesday accused Beijing of reneging on the agreement that freed him and urged the United States to intervene. ... more

China bird flu outbreak 'devastating' poultry sales
China's bird flu outbreak is "devastating" poultry sales, an industry group said Tuesday as the death toll from the H7N9 virus rose to nine. ... more
Space News from
NASA outlines obstacles to putting a human on Mars

Astronaut brains as beacons for researchers

Exoplanet Anniversary: From Zero to Thousands in 20 Years

Dream Chaser preps for 2nd free-flight test and first orbital test

ASU business professor helps astronauts stay on task

LISA Pathfinder takes a major step closer to launch

ISRO looking to extend GPS services to SAARC countries


Bangladesh PM rejects new blasphemy laws


S. Africa sets up first offshore marine protection zone


New flu strain found on S.African ostriches


Rapid climate change and the role of the Southern Ocean


New evidence dinosaurs were strong swimmers


Bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers


Constructive collisions


Rare primate's vocal lip-smacks share features of human speech


High salt levels in Saharan groundwater endanger oases farming


Byrd Came Oh-So-Close, But Probably Didn't Reach North Pole

Study provides new insight into photosynthesis

3-D printer can build synthetic tissues

Discovery of 1,800-year-old 'Rosetta Stone' for tropical ice cores

Pandas vs pinot as vineyards adjust to warming

Pardon of jailed Ukrainian draws EU praise

China lauds 'Thatcher's biggest compromise' over H.K.

$87 bn needed to fight AIDS, TB, malaria: report

Russian forest campaigner dies after 2008 attack

Ban hails Thatcher the forgotten climate warrior

'No worry signal' over Indian monsoon season: report

Vietnam reports first bird flu death in 14 months

Indonesia fears shuttlecock shortage due to China bird flu

China bird flu outbreak spurs food safety fears

Dead fish cause for concern in China river

Chinese fishing boat runs aground in Philippines

Cambodia fights surge in bird flu deaths

Germany launches new search for nuclear waste dump site

China records March trade deficit of $880 mn

IAEA team to inspect Fukushima next week

Gazprom, Volkswagen ink natgas fuel deal

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