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April 11, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCE
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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EPIDEMICS

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
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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
INTERN DAILY

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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INTERN DAILY

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


EARTH OBSERVATION

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
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INTERN DAILY

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

INTERN DAILY

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
WATER WORLD

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


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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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
SHAKE AND BLOW

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
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

ABOUT US

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
FARM NEWS

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
FARM NEWS
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


FARM NEWS
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?


FARM NEWS
Temperature difference between hemispheres could shift rainfall patterns

Osmosis is not driven by water dilution

Air pollution stunts coral growth


FARM NEWS
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

WATER WORLD

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
WHALES AHOY

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
WATER WORLD

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
DEMOCRACY

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 SpaceDaily.com
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

WHALES AHOY

Dwarf whale survived well into Ice Age

WATER WORLD

Air pollution stunts coral growth

FLORA AND FAUNA

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

FLORA AND FAUNA

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

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Hong Kong ferry crash captains face manslaughter charges

ICE WORLD

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

DEMOCRACY

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

WATER WORLD

Taiwan, Japan sign disputed isles fishing accord

SHAKE AND BLOW

Iran ups aid effort after deadly quake near nuclear plant

DEMOCRACY

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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