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April 23, 2013
Geochemical method finds links between terrestrial climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide
Storrs CT (SPX) Apr 23, 2013
Nearly thirty-four million years ago, the Earth underwent a transformation from a warm and high-carbon dioxide "greenhouse" state to a lower-CO2, variable climate of the modern "icehouse" world. Massive ice sheets grew across the Antarctic continent, major animal groups shifted, and ocean temperatures decreased by up to 5 degrees. But studies of how this drastic change affected temperatures on land have had mixed results. Some show no appreciable terrestrial climate change; others find cooling of ... read more
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A global murmur, then unusual silence
In the global aftershock zone that followed the major April 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, seismologists noticed an unusual pattern. The magnitude (M) 8.6 earthquake, a strike-slip event at int ... more

Mine disaster: Hundreds of aftershocks
A new University of Utah study has identified hundreds of previously unrecognized small aftershocks that happened after Utah's deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse in 2007. The aftershocks suggest t ... more

Measuring the hazards of global aftershock
The entire world becomes an aftershock zone after a massive magnitude (M) 7 or larger earthquake-but what hazard does this pose around the planet? Researchers are working to extend their earthquake ... more
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Superstorm Sandy shook the US
When superstorm Sandy turned and took aim at New York City and Long Island last October, ocean waves hitting each other and the shore rattled the seafloor and much of the United States - shaking det ... more


Earth's current warmth not seen in the last 1,400 years or more
Fueled by industrial greenhouse gas emissions, Earth's climate warmed more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other three-decade interval in the last 1,400 years, according to new regional temper ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Calculating tsunami risk for the US East Coast
The greatest threat of a tsunami for the U.S. east coast from a nearby offshore earthquake stretches from the coast of New England to New Jersey, according to John Ebel of Boston College, who presen ... more

Regional insights set latest study of climate history apart
As climate studies saturate scientific journals and mainstream media, with opposing viewpoints quickly squaring off in reaction and debate, new findings can easily be lost in the noise. But in ... more
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New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage

Russia's Rosatom Subsidiaries Produced 7,900 Tonnes of Uranium in 2016

Stabilizing energy storage

Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery

Tiny nanoclusters could solve big problems for lithium-ion batteries

New metamaterial is first to achieve performance as predicted by theoretical bounds


Celebrating NASA's CINDI on Its Fifth Anniversary
On April 16, 2008, a suite of NASA instruments was launched into space to study a unique region of Earth's upper atmosphere: the electrically charged region called the ionosphere. The instruments, k ... more

DMCii increases downlink capacity with Svalbard ground station facilities
DMC International Imaging (DMCii) has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) that will increase the volume of imagery acquired and the speed in which it can be delivered. The n ... more

Study: Lack of magnetic field could render many exoplanets lifeless
Some Earth-like exoplanets that are seemingly habitable may be missing magnetic shielding, exposing them to damaging radiation, researchers in Colombia say. ... more
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Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Coelacanth genome surfaces
An international team of researchers has decoded the genome of a creature whose evolutionary history is both enigmatic and illuminating: the African coelacanth. A sea-cave dwelling, five-foot long f ... more

90 million laser shots bring Wind satellite back on track
Developing new ways of monitoring Earth is always demanding, but ESA's Aeolus mission has faced some particularly difficult technical challenges. However, with the success of intense high-energy tes ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China move puts onus on US in N. Korea impasse: experts

Mystery surrounds return of Pentagon's secretive X-37B spaceplane

Trump's envoy at UN warns Russia US stands firm on NATO, EU

Germany to boost troops as US urges more defence spending

Ukroboronprom presents modified Phantom unmanned vehicle

UAE orders MBDA anti-ship missiles

Leonardo supplying radars for Patroller drones


Iraq makes contingency plans for Syria dam collapse
Iraq has prepared contingency plans in case a dam in northern Syria that fell under rebel control two months ago collapses, an official told AFP on Monday. ... more

China quake rescuers battle landslides, debris
Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers Monday as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China that has left at least 192 dead. ... more

Endangered orangutan born in Indonesian zoo
A Borneo orangutan has been born at a zoo on Indonesia's main island of Java, providing a glimmer of hope for the endangered primates, a zookeeper said Monday. ... more
Pakistan quake victims burn tyres at angry protests

Hong Kong searches for 6 missing crew after boat crash

Texas fertilizer plant blast 'kills up to 15'

US eases export rules on aerospace parts

MEADS Low Frequency Sensor Cues Multifunction Fire Control Radar in Test

Ontario Air Cadets Take Flight in Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D Simulation Software

New technique measures evaporation globally

Iraq makes contingency plans for Syria dam collapse

Study reveals seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming

Prince Harry to trek to South Pole with wounded troops

Age matters to Antarctic clams

An SwRI-led remote-sensing study quantifies permafrost degradation in Arctic Alaskan wetlands


US feds 'kidnapped' suspected druglord: Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau complained on Monday that its former navy chief had been "kidnapped" from its territorial waters by US federal agents investigating a trans-Atlantic cocaine trafficking scheme. ... more

No 'sustained' human-to-human transmission of bird flu: WHO
A top WHO influenza expert said Monday there was still no evidence H7N9 bird flu was spreading in a "sustained" way between people in China, despite the possibility some family members may have infected one another. ... more

No 'sustained' human-to-human transmission of bird flu: WHO
A World Health Organisation official reiterated Monday there is still no evidence that a new strain of deadly bird flu is passing in a "sustained" fashion from person to person, despite fears some family members may have infected one another. ... more

China quake rescuers battle landslides, debris
Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers Monday as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China that has left at least 188 dead. ... more
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Reaching for the Stars: An Interview with former NASA Astronaut Mike Fossum

Ancient microbes push limits of what life can survive on Earth, and off

Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase

Airbus to develop payload for first Franco-German Earth observation satellite

Experiments call origin of Earth's iron into question

'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources


China quake takes an only son, and all hope


20 dead from China bird flu: state media


Rescuers in China scrabble to find quake survivors


Pakistan quake victims burn tyres at angry protests


Fertility needs in high-yielding corn production


Age matters to Antarctic clams


Half of Tamiflu prescriptions went unused during 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic


Helping to forecast earthquakes in Salt Lake Valley


Dinosaur egg study supports evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs


From mice to humans, comfort is being carried by mom

Genome sequencing of the living coelacanth sheds light on the evolution of land vertebrate

Chinese poachers' ship hauled off Philippine reef

Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years

DNA study suggests human immunity to disease has ethnicity basis

Human rights in China worsening, US finds

China hits back at US over 'woeful' rights record

Reverse extinction: should we redo the dodo?

Iraq counts votes from first polls since US pullout

Europe cheese firms hope time is ripe for China

US tycoon pledges $300 million to China university

Experts probe human-to-human spread of China bird flu

Aceh remains a powder keg, says Amnesty International

Life is sweet for beekepers in Greece, but for how long?

Five snowboarders killed in US avalanche

Prince Harry to trek to South Pole with wounded troops

Indonesia moves towards approving deforestation plan

Pakistan quake victims clamour for aid

U.S. drought extent below 50 percent for first time in months

Bugs produce diesel on demand

'Black carbon' flowing from soil to oceans

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