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April 25, 2013
H7N9 flu 'one of most lethal' says WHO as spreads to Taiwan
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2013
International experts probing China's deadly H7N9 bird flu virus said Wednesday it was "one of the most lethal influenza viruses" seen so far as Taiwan reported the first case outside the mainland. China has confirmed 108 cases and 22 deaths since the first infections were announced on March 31 and Taiwan Wednesday confirmed its first infection in a man who had recently returned from working in eastern China where most cases have been reported. "This is definitely one of the most lethal influenz ... read more
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Deep, Permeable Soils Buffer Impacts of Agricultural Fertilization on Streams and Rivers in Southern Amazon
The often damaging impacts of intensive agriculture on nearby streams, rivers, and their wildlife has been well documented in temperate zones, such as North America and Europe. Yet a new study ... more

Argentine farming disarray seen to affect output
Argentine government policies are affecting agricultural output and are blamed for creating imbalances in the sector, independent data indicated. ... more

Fish was on the menu for early flying dinosaur
University of Alberta led research reveals that Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well as its previously known prey of birds and tree ... more
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Ecology, economy and management of an agro-industrial Amazon frontier
Published today, a special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society - Biological Sciences, addresses a major challenge facing our society: feeding a global population that is sim ... more


Double cropping helps Brazil develop
New research finds that double cropping - planting two crops in a field in the same year - is associated with positive signs of economic development for rural Brazilians. The research focused ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Study finds that residential lawns efflux more carbon dioxide than corn fields
More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study. And much of the difference can likely be attributed to soil temperature. The data, from researchers ... more

X-ray analysis could boost legumes, thus reducing fertilizer pollution
The overuse of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture can wreak havoc on waterways, health and the environment. An international team of scientists aims to lessen the reliance on these fertilizers by h ... 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


New studies explore mango's potential health-affirming properties
Two of the most serious health conditions facing Americans today-obesity and cancer-are the subject of new mango nutrition research presented this week at the Federation of American Societies for Ex ... more

New data show that white potatoes increase intake of potassium
Consumption of white potatoes is linked to increased intake of potassium, according to a new study released at the Experimental Biology 2013 Annual Meeting. For each additional kilocalorie of white ... more

Nitrogen has key role in estimating CO2 emissions from land use change
A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen - a key nutrient for plants - estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s tha ... 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

New Caledonia bans shark fishing
The government of the Pacific paradise of New Caledonia said Wednesday it had decided to ban fishing of sharks, which are being decimated to feed growing demand for luxury goods. ... more

Cheetahs in race to survive
The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,000 years ago. ... 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


Pentagon chief presses Islamist-led Egypt on reforms
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel urged Egypt's Islamist-led government on Wednesday to press ahead with reforms in a trip designed to bolster America's alliances in a region swept by upheaval. ... more

Landslide kills 14 in Ecuador
A landslide swept into a village in northern Ecuador, burying homes and killing at least 14 people, authorities said Wednesday. ... more

US to test handheld scanner for fake malaria drugs
US regulators announced a plan Wednesday to test a handheld device that can scan drugs and report within seconds whether they are real or fake, in a bid to help the fight against malaria. ... more
Landslide kills 14 in Ecuador

Pakistan quake victims burn tyres at angry protests

Hong Kong searches for 6 missing crew after boat crash

MEADS Low Frequency Sensor Cues Multifunction Fire Control Radar in Test

Nothing Bugs These NASA Aeronautical Researchers

US eases export rules on aerospace parts

New NASA Satellite Takes the Salton Sea's Temperature

Climate scientists say Asian monsoon forecasts could improve

New Caledonia bans shark fishing

Chinese ship sinks off Antarctica: Chile

Age matters to Antarctic clams

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


Ancient skeletons reveal genetic 'history' of Europe's peoples
DNA recovered from skeletons in central Germany, some up to 7,500 years old, has yielded the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe, researchers say. ... more

Thirteen killed, dozens hurt in Afghan quake
Thirteen people were killed, dozens injured and scores of mud-brick homes were flattened when a powerful earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said. ... more

Research Harnesses Solar-Powered Proteins to Filter Harmful Antibiotics from Water
New research, just published, details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar-powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from w ... more

China bird flu spreads to new province
China on Tuesday said the H7N9 bird flu had spread to a new area as it confirmed the first case in the eastern province of Shandong in an outbreak which has so far killed 22 people. ... more
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept

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


Massive amounts of charcoal enter the worlds' oceans


Ocean acidification as a hearing aid for fish?


New NASA Satellite Takes the Salton Sea's Temperature


Ultrafast technique unlocks design principles of quantum biology


Something's Fishy in the Tree of Life


Is pet ownership sustainable?


Climate scientists say Asian monsoon forecasts could improve


Google says Street View data now take in 50 countries


Chinese ship sinks off Antarctica: Chile


Quest for Edible Malarial Vaccine Leads to Other Potential Medical Uses for Algae

Protected pangolins seized from Philippine boat: official

Homeless China quake survivors face fragile future

Geochemical method finds links between terrestrial climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide

A global murmur, then unusual silence

Mine disaster: Hundreds of aftershocks

Measuring the hazards of global aftershock

Superstorm Sandy shook the US

Earth's current warmth not seen in the last 1,400 years or more

Calculating tsunami risk for the US East Coast

Regional insights set latest study of climate history apart

Celebrating NASA's CINDI on Its Fifth Anniversary

DMCii increases downlink capacity with Svalbard ground station facilities

Study: Lack of magnetic field could render many exoplanets lifeless

Coelacanth genome surfaces

New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

Battery and Memory Device in One

Nothing Bugs These NASA Aeronautical Researchers

S. Korea, US extend nuclear pact

Canada warns against US rejection of pipeline

Report lays out plans to reorganize debt-plagued French rail system

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