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May 22, 2013
Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest
Seattle WA (SPX) May 22, 2013
The Amazon rain forest, popularly known as the lungs of the planet, inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen. Plants use carbon dioxide from the air to grow parts that eventually fall to the ground to decompose or get washed away by the region's plentiful rainfall. Until recently people believed much of the rain forest's carbon floated down the Amazon River and ended up deep in the ocean. University of Washington research showed a decade ago that rivers exhale huge amounts of carbon dioxide - th ... read more
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Slow earthquakes: It's all in the rock mechanics
Earthquakes that last minutes rather than seconds are a relatively recent discovery, according to an international team of seismologists. Researchers have been aware of these slow earthquakes, only ... more

Shifts in global water systems markers of The Anthropocene epoch
A suite of disquieting global phenomena have given rise to the "Anthropocene," a term coined for a new geologic epoch characterized by humanity's growing dominance of the Earth's environment and a p ... more

How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning
Earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters often showcase the worst in human suffering - especially when those disasters strike populations who live in rapidly growing communities in the dev ... more
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Scientists explore roots of future tropical rainfall
How will rainfall patterns across the tropical Indian and Pacific regions change in a future warming world? Climate models generally suggest that the tropics as a whole will get wetter, but the mode ... more


Do salamanders hold the solution to regeneration
Salamanders' immune systems are key to their remarkable ability to regrow limbs, and could also underpin their ability to regenerate spinal cords, brain tissue and even parts of their hearts, scient ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Morton Arboretum Partners with NASA to Understand why Trees Fail
It all started when two trees began to die in Matt Melis's front yard. When the NASA Glenn engineer noticed the robust health of a mighty oak tree in his neighbor's front yard, he asked for advice a ... more

World's smallest droplets
Physicists may have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in the lab. That possibility has been raised by the results of a recent experiment conducted by Vanderbilt physicist Julia Velkovsk ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age
Scientists look at past climates to learn about climate change and the ability to simulate it with computer models. One region that has received a great deal of attention is the Indo-Pacific warm po ... more

Front Row Seats to Climate Change
By day, insects provide the white noise of the South, but the night belongs to the amphibians. In a typical year, the Southern air hangs heavy from the humidity and the sounds of wildlife. The South ... more

Riding out US tornado in a walk-in freezer: a survivor's tale
For years Anita Zhang's neighbors joked that if a tornado ever bore down on her Chinese restaurant, folks could take refuge in its roomy walk-in freezer. ... 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

Australia set to cull 10,000 wild horses
A controversial cull of up to 10,000 wild horses in Australia's harsh Outback reportedly began Wednesday in a bid to control the feral animals which officials say are destroying the land. ... more

China arrests 13 over protest 'rumours': police
Chinese authorities have arrested 13 people for Internet posts that sparked a rare protest in Beijing, highlighting tensions between officials and migrant workers, police said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Oklahoma tornado was strongest category: official
The massive tornado that cut a wide and deadly swath through a suburban Oklahoma City town was a top category EF5 system with winds over 200 mph (321 kmh), a weather official told AFP Tuesday. ... more

New Animation Marks Arrival of NASA's LDCM Satellite to its Final Orbit
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to watch the world fly by beneath you from space? That dream is elusive for most of us, but the Landsat Data Continuity Mission offers a vicarious flight ... more

World not ready for mass flu outbreak: WHO
The world is unprepared for a massive virus outbreak, the deputy chief of the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, amid fears that H7N9 bird flu striking China could morph into a form that spreads easily among people. ... more
How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning

Rescuers dig for life after US tornado kills 24

Huge China sinkhole kills five: authorities

SPUTNIX is granted a license for space activity

Stanford Engineers' New Metamaterial Doubles Up on Invisibility

NASA Seeks High-Performance Spaceflight Computing Capabilities

Scientists explore roots of future tropical rainfall

World's smallest droplets

Shifts in global water systems markers of The Anthropocene epoch

World's biggest ice sheets likely more stable than previously believed

Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age

Tropical air circulation drives fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula


Rescuers dig for life after US tornado kills 24
Families returned to a blasted moonscape that had been an American suburb Tuesday after a monstrous tornado tore through the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people. ... more

Study: Penguins made evolutionary 'choice' of swimming over flying
British researchers say they've solved the puzzle of why penguins can't fly: Their survival hinged on swimming underwater not soaring in the air. ... more

Dubai seizes 259 smuggled African ivory tusks
A shipment of 259 elephant tusks smuggled out of Africa has been seized in the United Arab Emirates, the International Wildlife Fund for Animal Welfare said Tuesday. ... more

Amazon plans greenhouse-style headquarters
US online giant Amazon has unveiled plans for a futuristic greenhouse style headquarters "where employees can work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting." ... more
Space News from
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Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Hong Kong hails the return of the duck


NGOs denounce Malaysia hydropower meeting


World must face up to climate-driven disasters: UN


Argentine beef trade decimated by policy shifts


Dozens dead as massive tornado strikes US city


China factory blast leaves 33 dead and missing


Hydropower frenzy threatens Carpathian mountains: WWF


No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government


Bird flu costs China industry $65 bn: state media


Climate change will cause widespread global-scale loss of common plants and animals

Terracotta And Cement Roofs Vulnerable In Wildfires

Using clay to grow bone

How much a single cell breathes

China's Li to pay tribute to heroic Indian doctor

Scientists discover oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes

Iraq to hold postponed provincial poll in June

Finnish researchers to provide solutions for energy-efficient repairs in residential districts in Moscow

The eloquence of the otoliths

Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants

Clam fossils divulge secrets of ecologic stability

Asia-Pacific leaders warn of water conflict threat

6.0 quake off Russia's far-east Kamchatka coastline

Danone strikes deals to meet Chinese taste for yogurt

Australian zoo says white rhino birth 'sign of hope'

Malaysia hydropower meeting to open amid controversy

Hong Kong launches plan to tackle waste crisis

Not just blowing in the wind: Compressing air for renewable energy storage

Bacteria use hydrogen, carbon dioxide to produce electricity

Westinghouse and State Nuclear Power Technology Form Joint Venture To Better Serve Global Market

French-Asian firms reveal LNG contract in Canada

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