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September 19, 2013
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
New Technology can Detect Heartbeats in Rubble
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 18, 2013
When natural disasters or human-made catastrophes topple buildings, search and rescue teams immediately set out to find victims trapped beneath the wreckage. During these missions, time is imperative, and the ability to quickly detect living victims greatly increases the chances of rescue and survival. The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, Washington, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., have developed a new radar-based technology named Find ... read more
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WOOD PILE

Mangroves bring wildlife back to Senegal coast
Crabs scuttle among mangrove roots in a dense riverbank forest in southern Senegal, where a major reforestation project is reviving wildlife and boosting the west African country's lukewarm economy. ... more
WHALES AHOY

Beluga whales create art in Japan aquarium
Beluga whales at an aquarium near Tokyo are learning how to paint pictures as part of an autumn art programme for visitors, an official said Wednesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Flooded Acapulco hit by looting as tourists airlifted
Mexican military and commercial flights airlifted hundreds of tourists stranded in the flooded resort of Acapulco Tuesday, where thousands of looters ransacked stores after two deadly storms struck the country. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Overfishing of sharks endangers reefs: Australian study
Scientists studying reefs off Australia said Thursday sharks play a fundamental role in the health of coral, and overfishing of them made reefs more vulnerable to global warming and weather disasters. ... more


DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely
President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to tighten gun laws after the latest in a "ritual" of shooting massacres, but lawmakers admitted there is insufficient support for new legislation. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan PM Abe demands end to Fukushima leaks
Japan's prime minister told Fukushima's operator to fix radioactive water leaks as he toured the crippled nuclear plant Thursday, less than two weeks after assuring the world the situation was under control. ... more
WATER WORLD

Water supply a problem for New Delhi's poor
New Delhi's poor are hardest hit by the Indian city's inadequate water supply. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

DEMOCRACY

Pentagon chief holds talks with Egyptian army chief: Pentagon
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged Egypt's interim authorities to "advance the political roadmap" in a phone call with the country's army chief on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Rhino poaching 'kingpin' arrested in South Africa
South African national park officials claimed a significant victory in the battle against rhino poaching Thursday, saying they have arrested a man described as a "kingpin" in the illicit trade. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mudslide buries village as Hurricane Manuel lashes Mexico
A resurgent hurricane lashed Mexico's northwest coast Thursday after twin storms killed at least 80 people nationwide and buried a village under a massive mudslide, leaving dozens more missing. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Indian police arrest politicians over communal violence
Police in Uttar Pradesh were rounding up 16 people, including politicians, after an Indian court ordered their arrest for allegedly inciting deadly communal violence. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

New storms loom as tourists seek Acapulco exit
Thousands of frustrated tourists lined up under sweltering heat Wednesday to board airlifts out of the flooded resort of Acapulco while a drenched Mexico braced for new storms. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

SINO DAILY

Hong Kong couple jailed for 'inhumane' abuse of Indonesian maid
A Hong Kong couple were jailed Wednesday for a shocking string of attacks on their Indonesian domestic helper, including burning her with an iron and beating her with a bike chain. ... more
ICE WORLD

Russia arrests Greenpeace Arctic activists, fires warning shots
Russian coastguards on Wednesday arrested two Greenpeace activists who scaled an oil platform owned by state energy giant Gazprom in the Arctic to protest oil drilling in defiance of warning shots, the environmental group and officials said. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Google promises new thinking for health company
Google announced Wednesday it was launching a new company focused on health and well-being, and hinted at cooperation with longtime rival Apple in the venture. ... more
INTERN DAILY
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Indian police arrest politicians over communal violence

Japan PM Abe demands end to Fukushima leaks


INTERN DAILY
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


INTERN DAILY
Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Wetlands more cost-effective in nutrient removal, but multiple payments would be of uncertain value

Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change


INTERN DAILY
Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf from Below

FROTH AND BUBBLE

PNG makes BHP liable for environmental damage from mine
Papua New Guinea's government wrested full control of the controversial Ok Tedi copper and gold mine and quashed former owner BHP Billiton's legal immunity for environmental damage, officials said Thursday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Colorado floods death toll revised down
The confirmed death toll from massive floods in the US state of Colorado was revised down Tuesday from eight to six, authorities said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

US military missed 'red flags' about gunman: Hagel
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged Wednesday authorities missed some "red flags" that might have averted a deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, vowing to close any gaps in security. ... more
CARBON WORLDS

'Perfect' white diamond unveiled in Hong Kong
A "perfect" white diamond which is expected to fetch a record price of up to $35 million when it is auctioned in Hong Kong next month made its first appearance in the city Thursday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA's Spaceborne Carbon Counter Maps New Details

Kepler Proves It Can Still Find Planets

NASA releases video of Orion spacecraft re-entry from astronaut's perspective

NASA just emailed the space station a new socket wrench

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

SINO DAILY

Bo Xilai verdict to be issued Sunday: Chinese court

ICE WORLD

Research: Strong winds may contribute to more sea ice in Antarctica

SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesian volcano spews towering column of smoke

WATER WORLD

Earth's wobble "fixes" dinner for marine organisms

FARM NEWS

Model of dangerous bee disease in Jersey provides tool in fight against honeybee infections

WATER WORLD

Cilantro, that favorite salsa ingredient, purifies drinking water

FLORA AND FAUNA

Environmental complexity promotes biodiversity

ICE WORLD

Warm Ocean Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf from Below

WATER WORLD

Andreas and Thomas testing sample returns at sea

FARM NEWS

Flame cultivation promising as weed control method for cranberry

Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change

Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate

Unexpected interaction between ocean currents and bacteria

The real reason to worry about bees

Wetlands more cost-effective in nutrient removal, but multiple payments would be of uncertain value

New weapons on the way to battle wicked weeds

Study recommends strategies for improved management of fresh market spinach

Brazil's soybean bonanza hampered by choking ports

Sewage treatment removes widely used home and garden insecticides from wastewater

Delaying climate policy would triple short-term mitigation costs

Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife

Research shows denser seagrass beds hold more baby blue crabs

Study explores complex physical oceanography in East China Sea

Thai police seize nearly 200 pangolins

US slaps high dumping tariffs on Chinese wood products

China activist still seeks democracy after 50 year fight

Chinese demand fuels record soy crops in South America

Soy rules in Latin America as China, Europe beckon

Algeria gas plant report reveals energy security gaps

Banishing explosive sparks in underground mines

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