Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
24/7 News Coverage
September 24, 2013
Southern Ocean sampling reveals travels of marine microbes
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 25, 2013
By collecting water samples up to six kilometres below the surface of the Southern Ocean, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of marine micro-organisms. The sampling was the deepest ever undertaken from the Australian icebreaker, RSV Aurora Australis. Microbes are so tiny they are invisible to the naked eye, but they are vital to sustaining life on earth, producing most of the oxygen we breathe, soaking up carbon dioxi ... read more
Previous Issues Sep 23 Sep 20 Sep 19 Sep 18 Sep 17

Extinction and overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines
A new UC Santa Barbara study shows that threats created by overfishing can be identified decades before the fish species at risk experience high overly harvest rates and subsequent population declin ... more

Geologists simulate deep earthquakes in the laboratory
More than 20 years ago, geologist Harry Green, now a distinguished professor of the graduate division at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues discovered a high-pressure failure me ... more

Weather, yield compared for horticultural crops in Wisconsin and southern Ontario
Because Wisconsin and Ontario are similar in terms of agricultural practices, types of vegetable crops produced, climate, and latitude, researchers in Ontario looked to data from Wisconsin when comp ... more
24/7 News Coverage


Climate change to shift Kenya's breadbaskets
Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens to make some areas of the country much less productive for cu ... more


GOES Satellite Catches Three Tropical Cyclones in One Shot, Sees Gabrielle Absorbed
There were three tropical cyclones between the north Eastern Pacific and the North Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 14, and NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured them in one image created by NASA. Be ... more
US Navy History of Human Spaceflight Conference

New technology for bioseparation
Separating target molecules in biological samples is a critical part of diagnosing and detecting diseases. Usually the target and probe molecules are mixed and then separated in batch processes that ... more

Warming ocean thawing Antarctic glacier
For the first time, researchers completed an extensive exploration of how quickly ice is melting underneath a rapidly changing Antarctic glacier, possibly the biggest source of uncertainty in global ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

Want safe travels? Find freeways with these features

Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Yellow peril: Are banana farms contaminating Costa Rica's crocs?
Shoppers spend over Pounds 10 billion on bananas annually and now this demand is being linked to the contamination of Central America's crocodilians. New research, published in Environmental Toxico ... more

Underlying ocean melts ice shelf, speeds up glacier movement
Warm ocean water, not warm air, is melting the Pine Island Glacier's floating ice shelf in Antarctica and may be the culprit for increased melting of other ice shelves, according to an international ... more

After the storms, a different opinion on climate change
Extreme weather may lead people to think more seriously about climate change, according to new research. In the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, New Jersey residents were more likely to show supp ... more
spacecraft sub-system supplier
CubeSats, SmallSats and MicroSats

It's been 40 years since Apollo ... Time to go Back

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads
Researchers expect the climate to become warmer in the future and predict that climate change will have a significant impact on the Arctic. How will a warming Arctic affect the polar bears? Th ... more

Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought
The sweep of a needle across the grooves of a worn vinyl record carries distinct sounds: hisses, scratches, even the echo of skips. For many years, though, those yearning to hear Frank Sinatra sing ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Arctic Sea Ice Minimum in 2013 is Sixth Lowest on Record
After an unusually cold summer in the northernmost latitudes, Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum summer extent for 2013 on Sept. 13, the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice D ... more

Heavy rains kill 36 in Vietnam, Cambodia
Heavy monsoon rains exacerbated by Typhoon Usagi have pounded parts of Vietnam and Cambodia killing at least 36 people, authorities said Tuesday, with many swept to their deaths in floods. ... more

Heavy toll feared as big quake hits Pakistan
Heavy casualties were feared Tuesday after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan, demolishing houses and sending people running into the streets in panic. ... more
U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

Australians should be told of boat turn-backs, ex-navy chief

Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change

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

Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Current pledges put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity

Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern Ocean

Warming Antarctic seas likely to impact on krill habitats

Change of Venue for NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations

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


Hun Sen re-appointed as Cambodian prime minister
Re-elected Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen officially took up office amid opposition street protests and a parliamentary boycott. ... more

China takes 12.5% stake in Russian potash giant: company
A Chinese state investment vehicle has taken a 12.5-percent stake in Russia's leading potash producer Uralkali, the company said on Tuesday, in a new sign of China's interest in the fertiliser. ... more

Seismologists puzzle over largest deep earthquake ever recorded
A magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck deep beneath the Sea of Okhotsk on May 24, 2013, has left seismologists struggling to explain how it happened. At a depth of about 609 kilometers (378 miles), ... more

Current pledges put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity
Our current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are projected to set the global mean temperature increase at around 3.5 C above pre-industrial levels, will expose 668 million people wo ... more
Space News from
Can a superconducting magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe

China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept


Research minimizes effects of federal produce standards on mushroom industry


Immune to ageing


Tropical forests 'fix' themselves


Greenland snowpack shows Carbon monoxide levels drop since 1950s


New rat genus discovered in the birthplace of the theory of evolution


Legacy Soil Pollution Higher lead levels may lie just below surface


Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern Ocean


Undersea mountains provide crucial piece in climate prediction puzzle


'Cascade of events' caused sudden explosion of animal life


Worst watershed stresses may become the new normal

Calcium key to restoring acid rain-damaged forests

Achilles' heel of ice shelves is beneath the water, scientists reveal

Virginia Tech scientists show why traumatized trees don't 'bleed' to death

US Navy moves to tighten security checks after shooting

Fire scars big nature reserve in Ecuador's capital

Australians should be told of boat turn-backs, ex-navy chief

In Mexico, storms dredge up human errors

Global panel to make economic case on climate change

Research: Australian Aboriginals showed adaptability in last ice age

25 dead as typhoon hits China, flight chaos in Hong Kong

China's richest man aims to rival Hollywood

HIV infections plummet since 2001: UN

Gov't shutdown won't cut flood aid to Colorado: Biden

Warming 'pause' gives thought for scientists, sceptics

Axed Australian climate watchdog reboots with donations

As Bo starts prison term his torture legacy endures: lawyers

China's Bo Xilai to appeal life sentence: source

Malaysian natives protest as dam begins to fill

Trail of melting Swiss glacier shows climate change in action

Fukushima town protests Abe's global promise on crippled plant: reports

Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The contents herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2013 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy statement