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November 05, 2013
Researchers Turn to Technology to Discover a Novel Way of Mapping Landscapes
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Nov 05, 2013
University of Cincinnati researchers are blending technology with tradition, as they discover new and improved methods for mapping landscapes. The research is newly published in the Journal of Applied Geography (Vol. 45, December 2013) by UC authors Jacek Niesterowicz, a doctoral student in the geography department, and Professor Tomasz Stepinski, the Thomas Jefferson Chair of Space Exploration in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). The researchers say the analysis is the first to use ... read more
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Is global heating hiding out in the oceans
A recent slowdown in global warming has led some skeptics to renew their claims that industrial carbon emissions are not causing a century-long rise in Earth's surface temperatures. But rather than ... more

Sensor Payloads Lift Off With Availability of Complete Hyperspectral Airborne Solution
Responding to customer demand across the remote sensing industry for small, light, and power-efficient spectral imaging solutions, Headwall has announced availability of a completely integrated airb ... more

Faroe Islands launches fish fight with EU at WTO
The Faroe Islands Monday fired the first shot in what looks set to be an all-out trade battle at the World Trade Organization over EU trade sanctions on its fish. ... more
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NATO condemns Kosovo election violence
NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday "strongly condemned" the violence that marred key weekend polls in Kosovo and said the military alliance was committed to maintaining its presence there. ... more


Tropical Storm Sonia weakens after hitting Mexico
Tropical Storm Sonia weakened to a tropical depression on Monday after making landfall in northwestern Mexico, but it brought heavy rainfall and some flooding that required evacuations. ... more
The Year In Space

Below-ground gas injection linked to Texas quakes
A method of storing harmful greenhouse gases by injecting them below ground has likely triggered a series of earthquakes in Texas, some larger than magnitude 3, a US study said Monday. ... more

Google boss calls for 'freedom of speech' in China
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt called on China to open up Internet access and voiced concern at its latest crackdown on online freedoms in an interview in Hong Kong Monday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators


Guatemala warns pilots of ash plume from volcano
Guatemalan authorities cautioned pilots Monday that increased activity in the country's Fuego volcano had dispersed ash into the atmosphere. ... more

Chinese officials set 1,000 cats loose in forest: reports
Animal activists are combing a forest in eastern China for more than 1,000 kittens rescued from a meat supplier only to be let loose by local authorities, an organiser said Monday. ... more

Algeria: Ailing president 'to run in April' -- but will he make it?
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's party, the ruling National Liberation Front, has endorsed his candidacy for an unprecedented fourth term in elections slated for April 2014, but Algerians are wondering whether the ailing, 76-year-old independence veteran will live long enough to run. ... more
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Scientists digitally reconstruct giant steps taken by dinosaurs for the first time
One of the world's largest dinosaurs has been digitally reconstructed by experts from The University of Manchester allowing it to take its first steps in over 94 million years. The Manchester ... more

Hundreds evacuated as Indonesia volcano erupts
A volcano in western Indonesia erupted twice Sunday, hurling red-hot ash and rocks up to seven kilometres into the air and forcing more than 1,000 people to flee their homes. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia


Tropical Storm Sonia heads toward Mexico's coast
A new tropical storm is expected to make landfall Sunday or Monday in Mexico, already reeling from this year's hurricane season. ... more

Nine killed in PNG landslide: reports
Nine people were feared dead Monday after a landslide tore through a village in Papua New Guinea's rugged Highlands region burying homes, reports said. ... more

Rural Chinese school 'demolished for $1.6 bn resort'
A rural Chinese primary school built using charity money has been torn down to make way for a sprawling, $1.6 billion "international resort", Chinese media reported Monday, provoking outrage online. ... more
Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue

Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

Google boss says US data spying is "outrageous"

New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change

Dublin faces water rationing after serious treatment plant problem

UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans

Greenpeace says Russia moving jailed activists to St Petersburg

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Melting Arctic sea ice could increase summer rainfall in northwest Europe


Warm winters let trees sleep longer
In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the w ... more

Improving earthquake early warning systems for California and Taiwan
Earthquake early warning systems may provide the public with crucial seconds to prepare for severe shaking. For California, a new study suggests upgrading current technology and relocating some seis ... more

CU-Boulder-led team gets first look at diverse life below rare tallgrass prairies
America's once-abundant tallgrass prairies-which have all but disappeared-were home to dozens of species of grasses that could grow to the height of a man, hundreds of species of flowers, and herds ... more

Primary GOES-R Instrument Ready to be Installed Onto Spacecraft
A key instrument that will fly on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (GOES-R) spacecraft, NOAA's next-generation of geostationary satellites, is cleared for installation on th ... more
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2 rookie astronauts, and cosmonaut blast off to ISS

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX resupply truck Dragon on route to ISS for space research delivery

Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air


When the wind blows


Plant production could decline as climate change affects soil nutrients


Gold mining ravages Peru


New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change


Bats and whales behave in surprisingly similar ways


Astrium partners with information and analytics specialist IHS to support GEOINT community


Study challenges soil testing for potassium and the fertilizer value of potassium chloride


Fugitive eco-activist says granted Australian visa


French riot police use tear gas on anti-tax protesters


Satellite instrument set to provide weather forecasters with better data

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine

China vows to silence Dalai Lama in Tibet

Greenpeace says Russia moving jailed activists to St Petersburg

Obama orders government to prepare for climate change

Dublin faces water rationing after serious treatment plant problem

UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans

Study maps human impacts on top ocean predators along US west coast

Irukandji threat to southern waters

El Nino is becoming more active

Melting Arctic sea ice could increase summer rainfall in northwest Europe

DHL study points to Maintenance, Repair and Operations as top priority for energy companies

Recycling valuable materials used in TVs, car batteries, cell phones

Cat's eyes: Designing the perfect mixer

The Sky's the Limit - The World's Tallest Residential Buildings

Plasmonic crystal alters to match light-frequency source

Australia approves massive coalmine

Ukraine minister: Naftogaz debt to Gazprom to be resolved Monday

Walker's World: Breaking the banks

Breakthrough research produces brighter, more efficiently produced lighting

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