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WATER WORLD
New Stanford Nanoscavengers Could Usher In Next Generation Water Purification
Stanford CA (SPX) May 20, 2013
Among its many talents, silver is an antibiotic. Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants. Other materials do the same for salt. In recent years, environmental engineers have sought to disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water using nanoscale particles of these active materials. Engineers call them nanoscavengers. The hitch from a technical standpoint is that it is nearly impossible to reclaim the nanoscavengers once in the water. In a paper p ... read more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Innovation in spectroscopy could improve greenhouse gas detection
Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique* developed by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), ... more
EARLY EARTH

Study provides insight into nesting behavior of dinosaurs
A university study into the incubation behavior of modern birds is shedding new light on the type of parental care carried out by their long extinct ancestors. The study, by researchers at Geo ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

UC Santa Barbara scientist studies methane levels in cross-continent drive
After taking a rented camper outfitted with special equipment to measure methane on a cross-continent drive, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has found that methane emissions across large parts of the U ... more
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FIRE STORM

Safer, more environmentally friendly flame retardant with first-of-its-kind dual effects
Amid concerns over the potential health effects of existing flame retardants for home furniture, fabrics and other material, scientists are reporting development of an "exceptionally" effective new ... more


FARM NEWS

Keeping fruit, vegetables and cut flowers fresh longer
New technology offers the promise of reducing billions of dollars of losses that occur each year from the silent, invisible killer of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers - a gas whose effects are fam ... more
Oil and Gas Insider
WHALES AHOY

Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whales
The fin whale is the second-largest animal ever to live on Earth. It is also, paradoxically, one of the least understood. The animal's huge size and global range make its movements and behavior hard ... more
ABOUT US

Brain frontal lobes not sole centre of human intelligence
Human intelligence cannot be explained by the size of the brain's frontal lobes, say researchers. Research into the comparative size of the frontal lobes in humans and other species has determined t ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moventas to service two turbines in Eesti Energia's Aulepa wind park

Businesses go solar to save millions

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

New Family of Materials for Energy-Efficient Information Storage and Processing

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array

Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Dire outlook despite global warming 'pause': study
A global warming "pause" over the past decade may invalidate the harshest climate change predictions for the next 50 to 100 years, a study said Sunday - though levels remain in the danger zone. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Frog once imported for pregnancy testing brought deadly amphibian disease to US
African frogs, originally imported for early 20th century pregnancy tests, carried a deadly amphibian disease to the U.S., according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. African C ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Bold action, big money needed to curb Asia floods
Asia's flood-prone megacities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for their booming populations, experts said Sunday. ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts


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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Namibia declares state of emergency as drought bites
Namibia's president declared a state of emergency for the whole of the desert-fringed country on Friday, due to a severe drought. ... more
WOOD PILE

Indonesia court ruling boosts indigenous land rights
An Indonesian court has ruled indigenous people have the right to manage forests where they live, a move which supporters said prevents the government from handing over community-run land to businesses. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

Raytheon announces full-rate production of Talon rocket

Lockheed Martin partners with Saudi firm for Sniper ATP support facility

Work starts on new patrol vessel for Singapore

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position

FARM NEWS

Invasive Asian stink bugs threaten fruit crops in Michigan
An invasive insect from Asia first spotted in Michigan two years ago could pose a major threat this year to fruit growers, officials say. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Bangladesh cleans up after killer cyclone
Bangladesh and Myanmar cleaned up on Friday after a killer cyclone wrecked tens of thousands of homes, relieved that the damage was not much worse after the storm weakened as it made landfall. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Five hurt as quake hits Algeria: medics
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake on Sunday struck Algeria's Bejaia region, 250 kilometres (155 miles) east of Algiers, injuring five people and damaging some houses, the APS news agency said, citing medics. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning?

Russia Boosts Emergencies Space Monitoring

Prince Harry tours hurricane-hit New Jersey


SHAKE AND BLOW
Stanford Engineers' New Metamaterial Doubles Up on Invisibility

Observation of second sound in a quantum gas

NASA Seeks High-Performance Spaceflight Computing Capabilities


SHAKE AND BLOW
New Stanford Nanoscavengers Could Usher In Next Generation Water Purification

Limiting warming could buy some time for tropical coral reefs

Corals turn to algae for stored food when times get tough


SHAKE AND BLOW
Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study

Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula

Research into carbon storage in Arctic tundra reveals unexpected insight into ecosystem resiliency

EPIDEMICS

AIDS science at 30: 'Cure' now part of lexicon
Big names in medicine are set to give an upbeat assessment of the war on AIDS on Tuesday, 30 years after French researchers identified the virus that causes the disease. ... more
EPIDEMICS

'Gap' for HIV vaccine efforts after latest setback
The hunt for an HIV vaccine has gobbled up $8 billion in the past decade, and the failure of the most recent efficacy trial has delivered yet another setback to 26 years of efforts. ... more
ICE WORLD

Research into carbon storage in Arctic tundra reveals unexpected insight into ecosystem resiliency
When UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Seeta Sistla and her adviser, environmental studies professor Josh Schimel, went north not long ago to study how long-term warming in the Arctic affects carbon ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

World's melting glaciers making large contribution to sea rise
While 99 percent of Earth's land ice is locked up in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, the remaining ice in the world's glaciers contributed just as much to sea rise as the two ice sheets comb ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Astronauts eye China's future space station

Space: China's final tourism frontier

Deal between Romantis and SES will better serve regional VSAT providers

'J' marks the spot for Rosetta's lander

Slovenia expects to launch nanosatellite within 3 years

Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

KVH Introduces Affordable Fiber Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications

EPIDEMICS

H1N1 discovered in marine mammals

SHAKE AND BLOW

TD Alvin Marks Starts Of US Hurricane Season

WATER WORLD

Sea level: One-third of its rise comes from melting mountain glaciers

WATER WORLD

Corals turn to algae for stored food when times get tough

ICE WORLD

Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula

WATER WORLD

LLNL scientist finds topography of Eastern Seaboard muddles ancient sea level changes

WATER WORLD

Limiting warming could buy some time for tropical coral reefs

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Russia Boosts Emergencies Space Monitoring

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning?

WHITE OUT

European winter weather harder to forecast in certain years

'Fish thermometer' reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change

Tornadoes kill six in Texas

Nearly 1,000 protest against China chemical plant

At Cannes, shock movie tests China's boundaries

Researchers find security flaws in sensors for heart devices

Iran's Ahmadinejad to join Thai 'water summit'

Italy judge says deadly L'Aquila quake was foreseeable

Painless brain stimulation shown to improve mental math skills

Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study

Pet lovers take blogging to the next level

Some Chinese tourists 'uncivilised': top official

Scientists see brain's ability to 'rewire' itself after damage, disease

Bangladesh cleans up after killer cyclone

Top French politician Aubry cleared over asbestos deaths

Russia has 'no anti-AIDS strategy': official

US lawmakers seek to ban captive big cats

German energy shift faces headwinds

U.S. unveils new draft fracking regulations

Scientists develop 'green' pretreatment of Miscanthus for biofuels

Add boron for better batteries

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