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September 12, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
JIB Antennas Will Support Ship ID Capability Being Added to Canadas RADARSAT Constellation Mission
Carpinteria CA (SPX) Sep 09, 2013
Small, lightweight JIB antennas from Northrop Grumman's Astro Aerospace business unit will help provide a new maritime identification capability for Canada's three RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) Earth observation satellites planned for launch in 2018. Astro Aerospace will provide 13 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas as part of an Automated Identification System (AIS) being added to the identical radar-imaging satellites under a contract from RCM prime contractor MacDonald, Dettwiler and ... read more
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Researchers discover rare fossil ape cranium in China
A team of scientists from Penn State, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Arizona State University, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, and the Yunnan Cultural Re ... more
FARM NEWS

Certification of aquaculture critical to sustainable seafood production
Certification of products from aquatic farming - aquaculture - is contributing to sustainable production, but it also has serious limits. Therefore it should be seen as one approach among many for s ... more
ICE WORLD

New study points finger at climate in mammoth's demise
A wide-ranging probe into woolly mammoths has added to evidence that the towering tusker was wiped out by climate change, scientists said on Wednesday. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

After a Fire, Before a Flood: NASA's Landsat Directs Restoration to At-Risk Areas
While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered, forest restoration specialists were on the job. They analyzed maps created using Landsat satellite data to determine where the burn destroyed vege ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

Relocation, relocation
Scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have devised a novel method to identify suitable new homes for animals under threat from climate change. Conservation scientists used their ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

More land needs protection to satisfy treaties, study shows
Can the separate international commitments of protecting 17% of the planet's terrestrial surface and of conserving 60% of the world's plant species within these protected areas be met simultaneously ... more
ABOUT US

Wide range of differences, mostly unseen, among humans
No two human beings are the same. Although we all possess the same genes, our genetic code varies in many places. And since genes provide the blueprint for all proteins, these variants usually resul ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

New technique to assess cost issues from major flood damage
A new approach to calculating the cost of damage caused by flooding is to be presented at the International Conference of Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe at the University of Exeter ... more
INTERN DAILY

Drug patch treatment sees new breakthrough
An assistant professor with the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering has developed a flexible microneedle patch that allows drugs to be delivered directly and fully through t ... more
FARM NEWS

Indonesian farmers take legal action against president over haze
Indonesian farmers in a province at the centre of Southeast Asia's worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis, activists said Wednesday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Tropical Storm Gabrielle batters Bermuda: forecasters
Tropical Storm Gabrielle was battering Bermuda with heavy rains and powerful winds Tuesday, as US forecasters warned it was strengthening and moving closer to the popular vacation spot. ... more
ABOUT US

Long-disappeared rivers may have helped human migrations out of Africa
Three ancient river systems, now long buried, may have supported ancient human migration routes out of Africa to the Mediterranean, British researchers say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

ICE WORLD

Canada builds up arctic maritime surveillance
Canada is going ahead with plans to keep closer tabs on arctic shipping amid competing claims on the region, especially those from Russia and northern European states. ... more
WATER WORLD

Kenya says newly discovered aquifer could supply water for 70 years
Kenya's government says a huge water source has been discovered in the arid northern Turkana region that could supply the country for 70 years. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

Landslide kills 13 in Mexico
Heavy rain caused sand to collapse from a hill and engulf homes in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, killing at least 13 people including three children, officials said Tuesday. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

New technique to assess cost issues from major flood damage

Australia reiterates tough asylum boat policy


WEATHER REPORT
Lab-made complexes are "sun sponges"

Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates

Using x-ray vision to detect unseen gold


WEATHER REPORT
Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Report reveals missed opportunities to save water and energy

Massive pumping of groundwater for cities said raising arsenic risks


WEATHER REPORT
Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

New study points finger at climate in mammoth's demise

WATER WORLD

Scientists strike water in Kenya's parched north
The Kenyan government and UNESCO on Wednesday announced the discovery of a huge supply of underground water in the impoverished, drought-stricken extreme north of the country. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Searchers look for 2,500 Japan tsunami dead
Police and the coastguard in Japan carried out large-scale searches Wednesday for the bodies of more than 2,500 people still missing two-and-a-half years since the quake-tsunami and nuclear disaster it spawned. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Humberto becomes season's first east Atlantic hurricane
Humberto, churning far off land, has become the first hurricane of the season in the eastern Atlantic, US forecasters said Wednesday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Over-pumping sucks arsenic into Hanoi's water
Arsenic has infiltrated an aquifer that provides water for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, scientists said Wednesday, warning that the phenomenon could also occur elsewhere. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday

Russian Rockets used by the US

Astronomers: 'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life

Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

First radar vision for Copernicus

WATER WORLD

Massive pumping of groundwater for cities said raising arsenic risks

EARLY EARTH

Meteor molecules give hint of possible early Earth life

SINO DAILY

Confucius makes comeback at Chinese tables

SINO DAILY

Top China blogger appears on TV amid Internet crackdown

FIRE STORM

Cooler conditions help firefighters in Australia

WATER WORLD

Scientist say just a few Asian carp may be big trouble for Great Lakes

ICE WORLD

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too: ESA

WATER WORLD

Deep-ocean carbon sinks

TECTONICS

Beneath Earth's surface, scientists find long 'fingers' of heat

FLORA AND FAUNA

Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species

Rising reuse of wastewater in forecast but world lacks data

Pico-world of molecular bioscavengers, mops and sponges being designed

Global warming has increased risk of record heat

Report reveals missed opportunities to save water and energy

Overgrazing turning parts of Mongolian Steppe into desert

Clues in coral bleaching mystery

400-year study finds Northeast forests resilient, changing

New model of Earth's interior reveals clues to hotspot volcanoes

Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on earth

US bars sale, trade of white rhino horns

Tropical storm Gabrielle heads for Bermuda: forecasters

Australia reiterates tough asylum boat policy

'La Nada' Pacific ocean patterns make forecasting difficult

Dozens of bushfires flare in Australia

Logging, herbicides harm Monarch butterfly: study

Giant white diamond could fetch $35mn in Hong Kong: Sotheby's

Researchers find new opportunites for waste heat

Stanford Scientists Use DNA to Assemble a Transistor From Graphene

Indiana Jones meets George Jetson

Blue-green algae a 5-tool player in converting waste to fuel

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