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May 28, 2013
The tropical upper atmosphere 'fingerprint' of global warming
Manoa HI (SPX) May 24, 2013
In the tropics at heights more than 10 miles above the surface, the prevailing winds alternate between strong easterlies and strong westerlies roughly every other year. This slow heartbeat in the tropical upper atmosphere, referred to as the quasibiennial oscillation (QBO), impacts the winds and chemical composition of the global atmosphere and even the climate at Earth's surface. The pulse of the QBO has weakened substantially at some altitudes over the last six decades, according to a new study ... read more
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Monkey teeth help reveal Neanderthal weaning
Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals? A team of U.S. and Australian researchers r ... more

World's largest undersea methane seep harbors variety of life
U.S. researchers say they've discovered what may be the world's largest methane seep on the ocean floor, where life thrives under extreme conditions. ... more

Satellites See Storm System that Created Oklahoma Tornado
On May 20, 2013, NASA and NOAA satellites observed the system that generated severe weather in the south central United States and spawned the Moore, Okla., tornado. The tornado that struck Mo ... more
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New research shows that potatoes provide one of the best nutritional values per penny
A frequently expressed concern in the ongoing public health debate is the lack of affordability of fresh vegetables, especially those that are nutrient dense. A new study, "Vegetable Cost Metr ... more


Scientists announce top 10 new species
An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Insti ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

The world's favorite fruit only better-tasting and longer-lasting
Tomatoes, said to be the world's most popular fruit, can be made both better-tasting and longer-lasting thanks to UK research with purple GM varieties. "Working with GM tomatoes that are diffe ... more

Researchers reveal model of Sun's magnetic field
Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Chicago have uncovered an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun. Scientists have known ... 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


Researchers identify new target to boost plant resistance to insects and pathogens
Plants can't swat a bug or run away from one, but that doesn't mean that plants can't fight back. Plants have evolved unique and sophisticated immune systems to defend themselves against insects and ... more

Saudi researchers say drones could warn of desert flash floods
Researchers in Saudi Arabia say they're working on a drone system that could track potentially deadly floods in real time to sound an alarm before they hit. ... more

Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
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
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Researchers Explain Magnetic Field Misbehavior in Solar Flares
When a solar flare filled with charged particles erupts from the sun, its magnetic fields sometime break a widely accepted rule of physics. The flux-freezing theorem dictates that the magnetic lines ... more

NASA Ships Sensors for Seafaring Satellite to France
Three NASA-built instruments that are integral components of the next in a series of U.S./European ocean altimetry satellites have arrived in France for integration with their spacecraft in preparat ... 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


Reforestation study shows trade-offs between water, carbon and timber
More than 13,000 ships per year, carrying more than 284 million tons of cargo, transit the Panama Canal each year, generating roughly $1.8 billion dollars in toll fees for the Panama Canal Authority ... more

Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan
US Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled Sunday a plan to boost the Palestinian economy by attracting $4 billion in private investment, saying it could transform the lives of the people. ... more

Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming
A new NASA and university analysis of ocean data collected more than 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition provides further confirmation that human activities have ... more
Japan nuclear lab accident affected 30: agency

Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan

Death toll in China blast rises to 33: Xinhua

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

3-D modeling technology offers groundbreaking solution for engineers

Professor who once had to work at Subway makes math breakthrough

Shifts in global water systems markers of The Anthropocene epoch

Source of life running out: water scientists

S. Korea commission to probe $20 bln river project

Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age

Slovenian flyer completes eco-friendly Arctic voyage

Russia plans urgent evacuation of Arctic post as ice melts


Colombia, rebels reach deal on land reform
Colombia and leftist FARC rebels said Sunday they have reached a deal on land reform, one of the most contentious items in negotiations aimed at ending five decades of insurgency. ... more

Police surround China village for Catholic celebration
Police surrounded a Chinese village on Sunday to prevent pilgrims from joining a Catholic parade to honour the Virgin Mary, who locals say appeared in the village a century ago. ... more

Slovenian flyer completes eco-friendly Arctic voyage
Slovenian adventurer and environmentalist Matevz Lenarcic on Sunday became the first person to fly an ultra-light plane from Europe to America and back over the North Pole, as he landed in Ljubljana after an epic voyage. ... more

China Nile relic vandal hunted down: report
A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported on Monday. ... 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


Understanding the past and predicting the future by looking across space and time


Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor


Arctic bacteria found living in Mars-like environment


Japan nuclear lab accident affected 30: agency


China steps up flood preparations after storms


Obama offers solace in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma


Drought makes Borneo's trees flower at the same time


CT detects twice as many lung cancers as X-ray at initial screening exam


Researchers analyse the hunting behaviour of fish larvae in virtual reality


Thinking 'big' may not be best approach to saving large-river fish

Encouraging signs for bee biodiversity

Massive Far East quake felt in Moscow, no casualties

Source of life running out: water scientists

Tornado-hit US city, amid storms, mourns and rebuilds

S. Korea commission to probe $20 bln river project

Bad weather in Western Europe likely to continue into June

Saudi to send animal samples to US in coronavirus probe

EU bans three pesticides harmful to bees

Easter Island statue erected in Japan tsunami town

Malaysian police arrest opposition leaders

Seven months after Sandy, New York beaches re-open

Spain and France agree on fishing quota swap

Million doses of fake aspirin from China seized in France

Argentine grain exports hit by port workers' strike

Wind power blows into Africa

Swiss-China trade deal a symbol amid spats with EU

Hundreds rally against Taiwan nuclear referendum

Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil

Merkel pledges to avert EU-China trade war

Raytheon using Wind Farm Mitigation kits across Dutch air bases

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