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April 11, 2013
US businesses call for climate law
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2013
Several major companies issued a joint call Wednesday for the United States to enact legislation to battle climate change, saying that the issue was critical to their businesses. Thirty-three firms including online retailer eBay, tech giant Intel, coffee leader Starbucks and sportswear makers Adidas, Nike, Patagonia, The North Face and Timberland called climate change a threat that required coordinated action. "We cannot risk our kids' futures on the false hope that the vast majority of scientis ... read more
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China targets bird flu rumours as cases rise
China has detained at least a dozen people for spreading false rumours about bird flu, police statements showed Wednesday, with authorities seeking to control "panic" as the number of cases rose to 33. ... more

Fukushima plant abandoning leaky underground pools
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it will abandon seven underground reservoirs storing radioactive water after three of them sprang leaks. ... more

Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new Ecological Applications paper, which highlights the ... more
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Virginia Tech study finds virus promising for prostate cancer treatment
A study at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a chicken-killing virus as a promising treatment for prostate cancer in humans. Researchers have discovered th ... more


Ball Aerospace Begins Integration Phase for DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 Satellite
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. has begun integration for WorldView-3, the next generation commercial remote-sensing satellite being built for DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-r ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Technique Finds Software Bugs in Surgical Robots And Helps Developers Fix Flaws, Ensure Safety
Surgical robots could make some types of surgery safer and more effective, but proving that the software controlling these machines works as intended is problematic. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon U ... more

RADARSAT-1 Malfunction
On March 29, 2013, Canada's first Earth Observation satellite, RADARSAT-1, experienced a technical anomaly. As a result it entered into "safe mode", a semi-dormant state by which the spacecraf ... 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

Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies


ORNL's awake imaging device moves diagnostics field forward
A technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory promises to provide clear images of the brains of children, the elderly and people with Parkinson's and other ... more

National Security Drives Growth for GIS Professionals in Government Sector
Geographic information systems (GIS) is a technology that uses location to bring different types of data together. One of the most important markets for the technology is the government, where it ha ... more

Extreme algal blooms: The new normal?
A research team, led by Carnegie's Anna Michalak, has determined that the 2011 record-breaking algal bloom in Lake Erie was triggered by long-term agricultural practices coupled with extreme precipi ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
Solar systems for home and business installations

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Southern California sagebrush better suited to climate change
California sagebrush in the southern part of the state will adjust better to climate change than sagebrush populations in the north, according to UC Irvine researchers in the Department of Ecology a ... more

UC San Diego team achieves petaflop-level earthquake simulations on GPU-powered supercomputers
A team of researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a highly scalab ... 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


Better Understanding of Human Brain Supports National Security
Today, at a White House event, the President unveiled a bold new research initiative designed to revolutionize the understanding of the human brain. As part of this initiative, DARPA intends to inve ... more

Satellite Sandwich Technique Improves Analysis of Geographical Data
For the sandwich, you want rich and sweet flavors, blended into a smooth, creamy texture - and you want it all in one convenient package. That's similar to how you want the satellite data, and Bo Ya ... more

Residents in China ordered to cull birds: media
Residents of a Chinese city were ordered to cull all their poultry as authorities stepped up attempts to halt the spread of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, state media reported Thursday. ... more
Hong Kong ferry crash captains face manslaughter charges

Americans back preparation for extreme weather and sea-level rise

Sensory helmet could mean firefighters are not left in the dark

Northrop Grumman G/ATOR Radar System Completes Government Testing at Wallops Island

Accidental discovery may lead to improved polymers

What's between a slip and a slide?

Temperature difference between hemispheres could shift rainfall patterns

Osmosis is not driven by water dilution

Air pollution stunts coral growth

Climate change winners: Adelie penguin population expands as ice fields recede

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

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


Osmosis is not driven by water dilution
Osmosis - the flow of a solvent across a semipermeable membrane from a region of lower to higher solute concentration - is a well-developed concept in physics and biophysics. The problem is that, ev ... more

An Ancient Biosonar Sheds New Light on the Evolution of Echolocation in Toothed Whales
Some thirty million years ago, Ganges river dolphins diverged from other toothed whales, making them one of the oldest species of aquatic mammals that use echolocation, or biosonar, to navigate and ... more

Remote reefs can be tougher than they look
Isolated coral reefs can recover from catastrophic damage as effectively as those with nearby undisturbed neighbours, a long-term study by marine biologists from the Australian Institute of Marine S ... more

Outside View: Gun laws and violence
With the U.S. Senate will likely to vote on a bipartisan bill to toughen federal gun controls, Americans should remember the effectiveness of government regulations has limits. Ultimately, new laws will give Americans a false sense of security and further delay efforts to address cultural dysfunctions that give rise to so much violence. ... more
Space News from
MUSE observations enable prediction of once-in-a-lifetime supernova replay

Who owns space? US asteroid-mining act is dangerous and potentially illegal

Neptune-size exoplanet around a red dwarf star

Moscow extends Russian Cosmodrome program for one year

Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth's interior

'Shrinking bull's-eye' data algorithm crunches days into hours

Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare


Dwarf whale survived well into Ice Age


Air pollution stunts coral growth


Notre Dame study finds Asian carp DNA not widespread in the Great Lakes


Indonesian, 83, faced 'fight for survival' in Komodo attack


Hong Kong ferry crash captains face manslaughter charges


Climate change winners: Adelie penguin population expands as ice fields recede


Ousted Yemen president's son leaves army, named envoy: TV


Taiwan, Japan sign disputed isles fishing accord


Iran ups aid effort after deadly quake near nuclear plant


Greek police station wrecked amid opposition to gold mine

Lithuania nabs tax cheats using Google Street View

US concerned at reports Chinese activist's family abused

Carbon's role in atmosphere formation

Satellite imagery helps fight locust plagues in North Africa

Researcher offers clues on the origins of life

Americans back preparation for extreme weather and sea-level rise

Sensory helmet could mean firefighters are not left in the dark

Bioglass helping to mend bones

Reducing waste of food: A key element in feeding billions more people

Highly lethal Ebola virus has diagnostic Achilles' heel for biothreat detection

Research advances therapy to protect against dengue virus

SFU researchers help unlock pine beetle's Pandora's box

Population boom poses interconnected challenges of energy, food, water

New measurement of crocodilian nerves could help scientists understand ancient animals

Research deciphers HIV attack plan

Albania to hold referendum on waste imports

Russian activists angry after attacked journalist's death

Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future

Understanding the life of lithium ion batteries in electric vehicles

China bank lending nearly doubles in March

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