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May 24, 2013
Volcanoes Cause Climate Gas Concentrations to Vary
Karlsruhe, Germany (SPX) May 24, 2013
Trace gases and aerosols are major factors influencing the climate. With the help of highly complex installations, such as MIPAS on board of the ENVISAT satellite, researchers try to better understand the processes in the upper atmosphere. Now, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology presents the most comprehensive overview of sulfur dioxide measurements in the journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (doi:10.5194/acpd-13-12389-2013). "Sulfur compounds up to 30 km altitude may have a cooling effect, ... read more
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Allosaurus fed more like a falcon than a crocodile
The mighty T. rex may have thrashed its massive head from side to side to dismember prey, but a new study shows that its smaller cousin Allosaurus was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more ... more

Study reveals how fishing gear can cause slow death of whales
Using a "patient monitoring" device attached to a whale entangled in fishing gear, scientists showed for the first time how fishing lines changed a whale's diving and swimming behavior. The monitori ... more

Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
Corvallis OR (SPX) May 24, 2013 Researchers have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer, and in laboratory and animal test ... more
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A Local Footprint's Global Footprint
A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for one week, according to a new MIT-led lifecycle assessment. B ... more


A Roadmap for the Future of Astrobiology
The NASA Astrobiology Program has started the process of outlining future research directions at the organization. Roughly every ten years, the program updates NASA's official Astrobiology Roadmap - ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Small but speedy: Short plants live in the evolutionary fast lane
Biologists have known for a long time that some creatures evolve more quickly than others. Exactly why isn't well understood, particularly for plants. But it may be that height plays a role, says Ro ... more

RNA capable of catalyzing electron transfer on early earth with iron's help
A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth. The study shows that RNA is capable of catalyzing e ... 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


Climate Change and Wildfire
Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire. Wildfires are expected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate, over 100 percent in areas of t ... more

Origins of human culture linked to rapid climate change
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the Middle Stone Age, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations, according ... more

Baby's life saved with groundbreaking 3-D printed device that restored his breathing
Every day, their baby stopped breathing, his collapsed bronchus blocking the crucial flow of air to his lungs. April and Bryan Gionfriddo watched helplessly, just praying that somehow the dire predi ... 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

NASA's Landsat Satellite Looks for a Cloud-Free View
For decades, Landsat satellites have documented the desiccation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. Once one of the largest seas in the world, it shrunk to a tenth of its original volume after Russia d ... more

Iceland upgrading volcano eruption warning system
Officials in Iceland say work is under way to improve monitoring of the country's volcanoes and give earlier warning of possible eruptions. ... 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


Flu vaccine also linked to narcolepsy in adults: study
Finnish researchers unveiled new data Thursday to link the Pandemrix flu vaccine to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in adults. ... more

SARS-like virus patent complicating diagnosis: Saudi
Saudi Arabia lamented Thursday that foreign drug companies had patented the new SARS-like virus that has killed 22 people worldwide in less than a year, slowing down the diagnosis process considerably. ... more

Hundreds flee floods in Norway
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in parts of Norway because of flooding caused by heavy rainfall aggravated by the spring melting of snow in the mountains, Norwegian media reported on Thursday. ... more
Death toll in China blast rises to 33: Xinhua

How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning

Italian town struggles to rebuild a year after quakes

Ecuador's only satellite may have been damaged in space collision

3-D modeling technology offers groundbreaking solution for engineers

Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives

Shifts in global water systems markers of The Anthropocene epoch

Scientists explore roots of future tropical rainfall

World's smallest droplets

Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age

Russia plans urgent evacuation of Arctic post as ice melts

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


Italian town struggles to rebuild a year after quakes
Reconstruction efforts in Emilia Romagna in Italy are proceeding slowly a year after two powerful earthquakes wrecked homes and businesses in this rich farming and medical industry region. ... more

US Atlantic braces for active hurricane season
The United States is gearing up for more Atlantic hurricanes than usual this year, triggered by warmer water temperatures than average, US forecasters said Thursday. ... more

H7N9 bird flu can spread in mammals: study
The H7N9 strain of bird flu can spread among ferrets and could do the same among humans under certain conditions, according to lab animal studies on the virus published Thursday. ... more

Google team captures Galapagos Island beauty for maps
Google has followed in the footsteps of Charles Darwin to gather images of the beauty and biological diversity of the Galapagos Islands for the Internet titan's online maps. ... 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


7.4 magnitude quake strikes southwest of Tonga: USGS


Death toll in China blast rises to 33: Xinhua


US tornado survivors begin rebuilding their lives


Russia plans urgent evacuation of Arctic post as ice melts


New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged


Why we need to put the fish back into fisheries


Heat-related deaths in Manhattan projected to rise


Climate change may have little impact on tropical lizards


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


Parasitic wasps use calcium pump to block fruit fly immunity

Storm shelters few in 'Tornado Alley'

Boundless destruction as US tornado rescue winds down

Two babies among US tornado victims

Farmers plant rice near doomed Fukushima plant

Concept flu vaccine may protect against many strains

Genetic study focuses on human autoimmune diseases

New 'fleet of foot' plant-eating dinosaur fossil found in Canada

New EU climate policy unlikely before 2015: Poland

Study reveals scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change

AIDS scientists optimistic of AIDS cure, for some

Pope calls for loyalty from Chinese Catholics

Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning

Scientists explore roots of future tropical rainfall

Do salamanders hold the solution to regeneration

Morton Arboretum Partners with NASA to Understand why Trees Fail

World's smallest droplets

More emphasis needed on recycling and reuse of Li-ion batteries

Israel eyes Syrian missile threat to gas fields

Areva, world's 2nd uranium company heavily present in Niger

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