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April 17, 2013
Energy efficiency could increase infection risks in hospital wards
Leeds UK (SPX) Apr 17, 2013
The chance of infection in some hospital wards varies dramatically according to whether the nurses leave the windows open. A University of Leeds-led team studied airflow in a "Nightingale" ward-a classic hospital ward design that traditionally accommodates two rows of up to 30 beds-by using tracer gases to simulate how airborne infections spread. They found ventilation in the ward was generally good when windows were left open, keeping the danger of airborne infection low. But risks increased four ... read more
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New technique measures evaporation globally
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Boston University have developed the first method to map evaporation globally using weather stations, which will help scientists evaluate water resource manag ... more

Lawrence Livermore scientists discover new materials to capture methane
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane, the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atm ... more

Can computer-based decision support control health care costs?
William M. Tierney, M.D. focuses on the potential of electronic medical systems and computer-based decision support to control healthcare costs in "Controlling costs with computer-based decision sup ... more
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Without adequate funding, deadly wheat disease could threaten global food supplies, U of M scientists say
Disease-resistant wheat developed over the past half century helped ensure steady world food supplies, but a global team led by researchers from the University of Minnesota warns in a new paper that ... more


Virginia Tech research team creates potential food source from non-food plants
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has succeeded in transforming cellulose into starch, a process that has the potential to provide a previously untapped nutrient source from plants not traditional ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Research Finds Invasive Kudzu Bugs May Pose Greater Threat Than Previously Thought
The invasive kudzu bug has the potential to be a major agricultural pest, causing significant damage to economically important soybean crops. Conventional wisdom has held that the insect pests will ... more

Getting to the root of horseradish root problems
Approximately 55 percent of the horseradish produced in the United States is grown in the Collinsville, Ill., area, the self-proclaimed "Horseradish Capital of the World." The product is of su ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights

Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron'

Study explains how droplets can levitate on liquid surfaces

Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks


Chickens with bigger gizzards are more efficient
According to animal scientists, farmers could further protect the environment by breeding chickens with larger digestive organs. This research, published in the February issue of the Journal of Anim ... more

Self-medication in animals much more widespread than believed
It's been known for decades that animals such as chimpanzees seek out medicinal herbs to treat their diseases. But in recent years, the list of animal pharmacists has grown much longer, and it now a ... more

Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute
Scientists have successfully bred a rice variety that is salt-tolerant, which could enable farmers to reclaim coastal areas rendered useless by sea water, a Philippine-based institute said Tuesday. ... 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

Huge quake hits Iran, kills 34 in Pakistan
A powerful earthquake struck southeastern Iran on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people across the border in Pakistan and shaking buildings as far away as the Gulf and New Delhi. ... more

S.African firm seals anti-riot vehicle deal with Brazil
A South African military manufacturer has sealed a deal to supply Brazilian police with anti-riot vehicles ahead of next year's football World Cup, it said on Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi to face Iran: defence chief

China to send envoy to N. Korea, Trump hails 'big move'

China plans first sea based launch by 2018

US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network

Japan, US stage naval drill amid N. Korea tension

Lockheed Martin Achieves Long Range Discrimination Radar Critical Design Review On-Schedule


Mass sea lion strandings baffle California
Peter Wallerstein realized something was seriously wrong when a sea lion pup turned up seven miles inland at a cellphone store in California. ... more

International experts to probe H7N9 flu in China: WHO
International experts are poised to head to China to probe the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu which has claimed 14 lives, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday. ... more

EU lawmakers reject plan to make polluters pay more
European lawmakers defied the European Commission Tuesday to vote down controversial plans to make polluters pay more under a scheme designed to cut greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. ... more
Fukushima leaking radioactive water

IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima

Fukushima plant springs another radioactive leak

Florida Tech professors present 'dark side of dark lightning' at conference

NASA, Air Force Seek Next Generation Space Processor Program

For the very first time, two spacecraft will fly in formation with millimeter precision

New technique measures evaporation globally

Ocean nutrients a key component of future change say scientists

Stanford seeks sea urchin's secret to surviving ocean acidification

New insight into accelerating summer ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula

Recent climate, glacier changes in Antarctica at the 'upper bound' of normal

Austria's glaciers shrank in 2012: study


Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness
Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement which went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age. ... more

Brazil's indigenous protest to defend ancestral lands
Hundreds of indigenous people from across Brazil pressed Congress Tuesday to block a reform package meant to benefit farmers which they say threatens their way of life. ... more

Sharks dive by the moon: study
The moon and water temperature affect the diving behaviour of sharks, researchers reported Tuesday, in a discovery that could help prevent fishermen from catching the marine predators inadvertently. ... more

Taiwan to ban killing of live poultry in markets
Taiwan is planning a permanent ban on the killing of live poultry in traditional markets amid concerns over the spread of the H7N9 avian flu virus in China, an official said Tuesday. ... more
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MDA Selects AdaCore's GNAT Pro Assurance Development Platform for ISS Software

Network Innovations Delivers Hurricane Relief Via Satellite

Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing

Germany to Spend $465Mln on New Spy Satellites

Demonstrations Validate Interference Mitigation and Beam Switching on EpicNG Satellites


Chinese thirst for baby formula boosts Danone sales


CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection


New research challenges assumptions about effects of global warming on mountain tree line


Recent climate, glacier changes in Antarctica at the 'upper bound' of normal


Tiny injectable LEDs help neuroscientists study the brain


Material screening method allows more precise control over stem cells


Scientists stress need for national marine biodiversity observation network


Sea Mammals Find U.S. Safe Harbor


Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise


New Research Reveals How Human Ancestor Walked, Chewed, and Moved

New insight into accelerating summer ice melt on the Antarctic Peninsula

China media praise reformer whose death sparked Tiananmen

Thermo Fisher buying Life Tech for $13.6 bn

China media urge eating poultry despite bird flu

Colombia billboards feature rebel chief, slain drug baron

China and U.S. form climate change initiative

Russian toddler contracts HIV from transfusion

China H7N9 bird flu area spreads, two new deaths: govt

Environmental change triggers rapid evolution

Early warning signs of population collapse

Pottery reveals Ice Age hunter-gatherers' taste for fish

Ocean nutrients a key component of future change say scientists

Moa's ark

Belarus, Russia to Create New Satellite Grouping

6.6-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

Stanford seeks sea urchin's secret to surviving ocean acidification

China media urge eating poultry despite bird flu

India needs energy infrastructure

Stage set for battle over Canada-US pipeline

Lockheed Martin and Reignwood Group to Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant

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