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July 01, 2013
Bioeconomy as a solution for the declining forest industry of South Australia
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Jul 01, 2013
South Australia's forest industry is being significantly challenged as production levels fall due to declining export competitiveness and accordingly means for improving the industry's competitiveness are being sought. The South Australian State Government's Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) has invited VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland experts to undertake a study that identifies potential routes by which the increased competitiveness can be ach ... read more
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Climate change threatens forest survival on drier, low-elevation sites
Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites ... more

Rapid colorimetric detection technology enables illegal cooking oils with no place to hide
In recent years, illegal cooking oil incident led to the serious food safety risks and the negative social repercussions. Professor HE Yujian and his group from College of Chemistry and Chemical Eng ... more

Scientists Discover Thriving Colonies of Microbes in Ocean 'Plastisphere'
Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans-a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that the ... more


Researchers discover human activity threatens Sumatran tiger population
Sumatran tigers, found exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, are on the brink of extinction. By optimistic estimates, perhaps 400 individuals survive. But the exact the number and locatio ... more


Study reveals clues to lifecycle of worlds iconic mountains
Scientists have discovered the reasons behind the lifespan of some of the world's iconic mountain ranges. The study conducted by the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Aarhus University, Denmar ... more
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Identifying Alzheimer's using space software
Software for processing satellite pictures taken from space is now helping medical researchers to establish a simple method for wide-scale screening for Alzheimer's disease. Used in analysing ... more

Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands
Cattle grazing and clean water can coexist on national forest lands, according to research by the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is the most comprehen ... more

Researchers discover global warming may affect microbe survival
Arizona State University researchers have discovered for the first time that temperature determines where key soil microbes can thrive - microbes that are critical to forming topsoil crusts in arid ... more

What Is the Fastest Articulated Motion a Human Can Execute?
Humans are amazing throwers. We are unique among all animals, including our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, in our ability to throw projectiles at high speeds and with incredible accuracy. ... more

Mega-quakes caused volcanoes to sink: research
Massive earthquakes can cause distant volcanoes to sink, according to research in Japan and Chile published on Sunday. ... more
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3,000 still missing in India's flood-hit north: official
Some 3,000 people remain missing in India's flood-ravaged north two weeks after the tragedy, but it is unclear how many of those have been killed, a top state official said Sunday. ... more

Protesters target Hong Kong leader on handover anniversary
As Hong Kong marks the 16th anniversary of its handover to China on Monday, hundreds of thousands are set to protest against the city's pro-Beijing leader amid growing frustration over the pace of political reforms. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time

SSL selected by US Air Force to validate hosted payload scenarios

Drones can almost see in the dark

N. Korea shrugs off Trump threat as 'dog's bark'

Israeli Air Force stands up second Iron Dome battalion

At UN, world leaders confront North Korea crisis

Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it


US Southwest scorched by heat wave
The southwest of the United States sizzled Saturday as a heat wave baked the region amid predictions that temperatures in some areas could approach all-time record highs. ... more

Singapore's clean image sullied by Indonesian smog
Singapore's clean and green reputation has taken a hit from Indonesian forest fires and its standing as a corporate and expatriate haven could be hurt if the smog becomes an annual scourge, analysts warn. ... more

Mexico City trash-for-food market helps capital clean up
On a recent rainy Sunday morning in a Mexico City neighborhood, people lined up under their umbrellas with bags of empty milk cartons, plastic bottles and cardboard at their feet. ... more
RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders

India chopper crash kills 20 as flood rescue forges on

India rescue chopper crash death toll rises to 20

New laser shows what substances are made of; could be new eyes for military

"Shields to Maximum, Mr. Scott"

Google making videogame console and smart watch: report

El Nino, La Nina unlikely to make an appearance in 2013: WMO

Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows

Migrating animals add new depth to how the ocean "breathes"

Is Arctic Permafrost the "Sleeping Giant" of Climate Change?

The rhythm of the Arctic summer

Global cooling as significant as global warming


Ethiopia insists on talks with Egypt to solve Nile row
Ethiopia is hoping that talks with Egypt will ease a row over sharing the waters of the Nile, Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said on Sunday during a trip to Algeria. ... more

Gulf lovers use smartphones to beat segregation
Jaber and his girlfriend flirt the day away, never wasting a minute to sweet-talk and dream of a future together, but like most Gulf Arab youths they can only do it virtually. ... more

Obama says US can lead climate change battle
US President Barack Obama touted his new climate change proposal in his weekly address Saturday, calling for Americans to lead the charge against the warming environment. ... more

Lessons at home and homework at school in US
When April Burton explains the intricacies of French grammar to her American classroom, the students are at home, in front of their computer or smartphone. ... more
Space News from
Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission

Ancient meteorite impact triggered highest surface temperature in Earth's history

Space radiation is risky business for the human body

New research suggests Mercury's poles are icier than scientists thought

First steps: returning humanity to the Moon

Exploring 'Perseverance Valley' During Winter

More evidence of water on Mars


Lion on the loose in South Africa


China denies changing policy on Dalai Lama: official


AIDS experts urge Asia to stop discrimination


Ten million more people advised to take HIV drugs: UN


Climate tug of war disrupting Australian atmospheric circulation patterns


Earth's northern biomass mapped and measured


Clearing up confusion on future of Colorado River flows


Two mutations triggered an evolutionary leap 500 million years ago


Location of upwelling in Earth's mantle discovered to be stable


How Size-related Food Labels Impact How Much We Eat

Yukon Gold Mine Yields Ancient Horse Fossil

Airborne gut action primes wild chili pepper seeds

RESCUE Consortium Demonstrates Technologies for First Responders

A 700,000 year old horse gets its genome sequenced

India steps up grim search for bodies in flood zone

China and haze to dominate Asia security meeting

China reports another H7N9 bird flu death

Australia to forge ahead on climate change?

Social network size predicts social cognitive skills in primates

Wolf Lake Ancient Forest Is Endangered Ecosystem

Japan welcomes new Australian PM despite whale row

Police block site of deadly China Xinjiang riot

Egypt faces new turbulence over Morsi anniversary

China to fund search for origins of early humans

US envoy in key visit to Tibet

Mandela helped end 'conspiracy of silence' on AIDS: UN

Migrating animals add new depth to how the ocean "breathes"

Exclusive: World Bank's Kim says no country immune from turmoil over inequality

Japan disaster budget given to nuclear operator

Philippines vents anger at China over naval buildup

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