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July 02, 2013
Chemists work to desalt the ocean for drinking water, one nanoliter at a time
Austin TX (SPX) Jul 02, 2013
By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery. The process evades the problems confronting current desalination methods by eliminating the need for a membrane an ... read more
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Exploring dinosaur growth
Psittacosaurus, the 'parrot dinosaur' is known from more than 1000 specimens from the Cretaceous, 100 million years ago, of China and other parts of east Asia. As part of his PhD thesis at the Unive ... more

Major changes needed for coral reef survival
To prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off, deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required, says a new study from Carnegie's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira. They find that all exis ... more

Survival of the Galapagos sea lion
IMMUNE systems of endangered Galapagos sea lions are in overdrive because of harmful activity by people, reveal scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The study shows that Gal ... more
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Boat noise stops fish finding home
Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in larval coral reef fish, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Liege. Reef fish are normally attracted by reef sound but ... more


Mapping Out How to Save Species
In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation effor ... more
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Bioeconomy as a solution for the declining forest industry of South Australia
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 competitivene ... more

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production

Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light

Australian-first safety guide and study show what's in store for our energy future

New access to the interior of electronic components

HKUST scientists explain the theory behind Ising superconductivity

Designing PV panels so attractive they turn the neighbors green

New step towards producing cheap and efficient renewable fuels


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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAS to Switzerland

China's hypersonic weapon capable of overcoming air defense systems

Coalition hits boats carrying arms to Yemen rebels: military

Pakistan airstrikes kill 17 militants: army

Turkey denies suspending Syria air strikes after Russia crisis

Updated communications systems for China's Su-35 fighters

Philippines goes supersonic again with S. Korean fighter jets


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
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

Inmarsat's First Fully Assembled Global Xpress Satellite Achieves Significant Testing Milestone

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

Google making videogame console and smart watch: report

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

Survival of the Galapagos sea lion

Boat noise stops fish finding home

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

The rhythm of the Arctic summer

Global cooling as significant as global warming


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

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
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Satellite Spectrum Is Central To Future Vision For Global Connectivity

Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff

Intelsat General to provide connectivity in support of Mid East operations

The hottest white dwarf in the Galaxy

UAE Launches NanoSatellite Outreach Program

The Ins and Outs of NASA's First Launch of SLS and Orion


Mexico City trash-for-food market helps capital clean up


Ethiopia insists on talks with Egypt to solve Nile row


Gulf lovers use smartphones to beat segregation


Obama says US can lead climate change battle


Lessons at home and homework at school in US


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

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"

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