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July 16, 2013
The Color of the Ocean: the SABIA-Mar Mission
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Jul 16, 2013
Remote sensing of ocean color is a currently well-established science that provides information about water composition and the depth of light penetration based on the ocean color, as seen from space. Ocean color satellites are part of an Earth observing system and, due to its importance in understanding the state of the ocean and its evolution, the international scientific community has agreed to joint efforts to keep a constant constellation of ocean color satellites orbiting our planet. The fir ... read more
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Space Station Ocean Imager Available to More Scientists
The International Space Station is expanding the use of its Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) instrument to more Earth scientists and environmental researchers. HICO records hi ... more

GOES-R Improvements to Provide Stunning, Continuous Full-Disk Imagery
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's next generation of GOES satellites, beginning with GOES-R, will have the ability to take full-disk images of Earth at five-minute intervals. ... more

Nature valued from space
Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature's resources. Located on the Indonesian island of Lombok, the Mount Rinja ... more
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British soldiers die in heat wave trying for elite unit
Two British soldiers died during a training exercise over the weekend as they took part in a gruelling selection process for the elite SAS unit on the hottest day of the year, military sources said on Monday. ... more


Hundreds homeless as torrential rains hit Korean peninsula
Three South Koreans were confirmed dead or missing after heavy rains pounded the Korean peninsula, leaving hundreds homeless as the downpours left a trail of destruction in the two Koreas, officials said Monday. ... more
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Genetic evolution seen in peoples living at high altitudes
People living at some of the world's highest elevations seem to have evolved to cope with the thinner air, a U.S.-led genetics study suggests. ... more

Almost 6,000 people missing in India floods presumed dead
Nearly 6,000 pilgrims, tourists and others are believed to have died when flash floods and landslides struck northern India last month, officials said Monday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity

UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery

Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool

Five times the computing power

Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expand

Volkswagen fined $154 mn more in US for dieselgate

Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles


Haze-hit nations say ASEAN meet unlikely to clear the air
Officials from five Southeast Asian nations met Monday to discuss the hazardous smog that blights the region every year, but the worst-hit countries have held out little hope of an early solution. ... more

Nearly 300 dead or missing in China rain, typhoon
At least 295 people have been confirmed dead or missing after rainstorms and Typhoon Soulik hit China, causing floods, landslides and buildings to collapse, the government said Monday. ... more

Ecuador volcano registers 'strong explosion'
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, which has been rumbling on and off since 1999, registered a "strong explosion" Sunday, belching ash and gases skyward, the Geophysics Institute reported. ... more

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Disabled students face exclusion in China: rights group
Millions of Chinese students with disabilities are being deprived of education due to pervasive barriers and a failure to devote resources, Human Rights Watch said Monday. ... more

Russia says evacuation of polar research station to cost $2 million
The Russian government said Monday it has set aside $2 million to cover expenses caused by an urgent evacuation of a drifting polar research station. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Eyes in space' and more powerful lasers will enhance US Army's arsenal

Special focus on formation control of unmanned systems

US to test anti-missile system in Alaska

Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

Three Good Reasons Why Russia May Not Actually Need a Supercarrier

82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers

China defends repatriation of North Koreans


7.3-magnitude quake off Antarctica, no injuries
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Antarctica on Monday, generating large waves but causing no injuries, seismic experts at Argentina's Orcadas base in Antarctica said. ... more

Insect discovery sheds light on climate change
Simon Fraser University biologists have discovered a new, extinct family of insects that will help scientists better understand how some animals responded to global climate change and the evolution ... more

Cloud brightening to cool seas can protect coral reefs
The seeding of marine clouds to cool sea surface temperatures could protect threatened coral reefs from being bleached by warming oceans. Research, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, proposes ... more
Man who battled Fukushima disaster dies of cancer

Fukushima radioactive groundwater readings rocket

REACTing to a crisis

Rocket part made by 3D printing in successful hot-fire test

Cool it, quick: Rapid cooling leads to stronger alloys

New Metallic Bubble Wrap Offers Big Benefits Over Other Protective Materials

Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study

Cloud brightening to cool seas can protect coral reefs

Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase

As ice cover disappears, life in the frigid Antarctic moves fast


Research reveals Earth's core affects length of day
Research at the University of Liverpool has found that variations in the length of day over periods of between one and 10 years are caused by processes in the Earth's core. The Earth rotates o ... more

Whole chickens from farmers markets may have more pathogenic bacteria
Raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness compared to those purchased from grocery ... more

As ice cover disappears, life in the frigid Antarctic moves fast
It might be cold in the Antarctic, but that doesn't mean that life there necessarily moves slowly. A report appearing in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on July 11 reveals the discovery o ... more

Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps
Thresher sharks hunt schooling sardines in the waters off a small coral island in the Philippines by rapidly slapping their tails hard enough to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, acc ... more
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Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior

Fear is powerful enough to wipe out a species

NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weather

Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists

Dark matter is likely cold not fuzzy

'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliens

Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noon


Antarctic Glacier Calves Iceberg One-Fourth Size of Rhode Island


Killer whale genetics: Redefining stock structure in a marine top predator


Lionfish expedition: down deep is where the big, scary ones live


Dinosaurs, diets and ecological niches


Controversial whale meat sent back to Iceland


Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights again


Two dead, 100 injured as Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan


World's largest building opens in China


Typhoon kills three, forces evacuation of 500,000 in China


No quick dousing of haze woes despite early ASEAN meet

More than 200 dead or missing in China rain, landslides

In US, struggle against snakehead ends on plates

Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study

Chinese court executes man without telling family: media

Australia to scrap carbon tax for trading scheme

Antarctic nations to wrestle again over sanctuary plan

Glass sponges take advantage of retreating Antarctic ice shelves

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase

Southampton engineers develop novel method to increase lifespan of joint replacements

Efficiency in the forest

How Forests Cope with more Carbon Dioxide

Snakes Devour More Mosquito-Eating Birds as Climate Change Heats Forests

A new form of carbon: Grossly warped 'nanographene'

Free market is best way to combat climate change

Drought response identified in potential biofuel plant

Imaging electron pairing in a simple magnetic superconductor

Greenpeace activists held after French nuclear plant break-in

Japan mulls nationalising unclaimed islands: report

Southern Europe fears eurozone downturn

Outside View: The road to a socialist paradise

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