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January 07, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Jan 04, 2017
The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math, and found that a 3.6 square centimeter solar cell is all that is needed to generate enough power during winter and summer to power a typical pacemaker. The study is the first to provide real-life data about the potential of using solar cells to power devices such as pacemakers and deep brain stimulators. According to lead author ... read more

ENERGY TECH
Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets
The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in greenhouse gas emissions, a new Duke University study shows. "Based on our calculations, we won't meet ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
More frequent hurricanes not necessarily stronger on Atlantic coast
Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at t ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Increasing rainfall in a warmer world will likely intensify typhoons in western Pacific
An analysis of the strongest tropical storms, known as super typhoons, in the western Pacific over the last half-century reveals that they are intensifying. Higher global temperatures have enhanced ... more
WATER WORLD
Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years
Scientists have solved a puzzling break in continuity of ocean warming records that sparked much controversy after climate data was published in the journal Science in 2015. The latest researc ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE
Global warming hiatus disproved yet again
A controversial paper published two years ago that concluded there was no detectable slowdown in ocean warming over the previous 15 years - widely known as the "global warming hiatus" - has now been ... more
ICE WORLD
When the Arctic coast retreats, life in the shallow water areas drastically changes
The thawing and erosion of Arctic permafrost coasts has dramatically increased in the past years and the sea is now consuming more than 20 metres of land per year at some locations. The earth masses ... more
ICE WORLD
Unlucky polar bears beset by toxins too
Polar bears just can't catch a break. ... more
WATER WORLD
Study reveals the importance of grazers for coral reefs
Every ecosystem is a balancing act, some more delicate than others. Small changes can yield large and unexpected consequences. New research suggests that for coral reefs in the Caribbean, much depends on tiny grazers - like sea urchins and parrotfish. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
At least 15 dead in DR Congo ethnic clashes: local sources
At least 15 people from DR Congo's Bantu community were killed Thursday in an attack blamed on Pygmies in an area of the southeast that has seen repeated ethnic clashes, local sources said. ... more


UN slams 'war crime' as 5.5 mn in Damascus without water

FLORA AND FAUNA
Sky's the limit for Thai baby elephant swimming to health
After losing part of her foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant 'Clear Sky' is now learning to walk again - in water. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Rebuild hearts as well as homes, pope tells quake victims
Pope Francis stressed the importance of rebuilding "hearts as well as homes" on Thursday, as he welcomed to the Vatican several thousand people affected by Italian earthquakes. ... more

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Number of displaced in Mosul op passes 125,000: UN
More than 125,000 Iraqis have been displaced since the start in October of an offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists, the United Nations said Wednesday. "Following the intensification of military operations in Mosul city on 29 December, the rate of displacement from Mosul has increased markedly, with over 9,000 people having fled the city in the space of four days," said the UN's Office fo ... more
'I am not a miracle worker': new UN chief

Rebuild hearts as well as homes, pope tells quake victims

Natural disaster damage hits 4-year high: Munich Re

How to 3-D print your own sonic tractor beam
Last year Asier Marzo, then a doctoral student at the Public University of Navarre, helped develop the first single-sided acoustic tractor beam - that is, the first realization of trapping and pulling an object using sound waves from only one direction. Now a research assistant at the University of Bristol, Marzo has lead a team that adapted the technology to be, for all intents and purposes, 3- ... more
Saab, UAE sign radar support deal

Elbit contracted for airborne laser designator work

RADA contracted for high energy laser radars

Defense Dept. orders upgraded underwater drones
Teledyne SeaBotix has won a multimillion dollar U.S. Department of Defense contract for underwater remotely operated vehicles. The observation-class vehicles are used by mobile explosive ordnance disposal units around the world. Teledyne SeaBotix said the contract was obtained through Atlantic Diving Supply, a distributor, and calls for delivery of 60 new vLBV300 ROV systems as part of an opera ... more
Study confirms steady warming of oceans for past 75 years

Study reveals the importance of grazers for coral reefs

Japan investigating dolphin escape in slaughter town

Detailed Greenland glacier data released
NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission has released preliminary data on the heights of Greenland coastal glaciers from its first airborne campaign in March 2016. The new data show the dramatic increase in coverage that the mission provides to scientists and other interested users. Finalized data on glacier surface heights, accurate within three feet (one meter) or less vertically, w ... more
Polar vortex is back, and a warmer Arctic may be to blame

When the Arctic coast retreats, life in the shallow water areas drastically changes

Scientists consider the effects of coastal erosion in the Arctic

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A trip to the land of endangered ancient olive trees
The sun sets in eastern Spain and dozens of ancient olive trees cast long shadows on the ground. Once dug up and sold as luxury items for the wealthy, they are increasingly protected as farmers and authorities realise these trees, some of which were planted by the Romans, are an invaluable part of Spain's heritage. Near the town of Traiguera, Amador Peset, 37, gets out of his old 4x4 and ... more
How we shop hurts endangered species

Chickens are smarter and more complex than given credit for

Zambia drafts in air force to combat pests

New study estimates frequency of flight-disrupting volcanic eruptions
Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds across Northern Europe might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their frequency. While the University of Leeds-led research suggests that ash clouds are more common over northern Europe than previously thought, it puts the average gap between them at about 44 years. ... more
Malaysia floods force 23,000 to leave homes

Increasing rainfall in a warmer world will likely intensify typhoons in western Pacific

Floods hit Malaysia, thousands evacuated

Gambia army chief backs president as region watches
The Gambia's army chief on Wednesday reaffirmed his loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh, despite the threat of a regional military intervention if the strongman refuses to step down. Lieutenant General Ousman Badjie used a New Year message published in the pro-government Daily Observer newspaper to "renew to Your Excellency (Jammeh) the assurance of the unflinching loyalty and support of The G ... more
Chad closes border with Libya over 'terror threat'

At least 15 dead in DR Congo ethnic clashes: local sources

SEC probes Mozambique debt sold by Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas

New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not linked in humans
A new study from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) found that whereas brain size evolved at different rates for different species, especially during the evolution of Homo, the genus that includes humans, chewing teeth tended to evolve at more similar rates. The finding suggests that our brains and teeth did not evolve in lock ste ... more
Ancient DNA can both diminish and defend modern minds

Archaeologists: Chaco Canyon inhabitants likely relied on imported food

'Latest spoke in the wheel' drives brain-mapping advances

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Global warming hiatus disproved yet again
A controversial paper published two years ago that concluded there was no detectable slowdown in ocean warming over the previous 15 years - widely known as the "global warming hiatus" - has now been confirmed using independent data in research led by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Earth, a non-profit research institute focused on climate change. The 2 ... more
Scientists disprove global warming took a break

Tillerson called to testify on climate issues

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Watching the Upper Atmosphere for 15 Years and Counting
NASA's TIMED mission - short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics - yielded a batch of new discoveries to end its 15th year in orbit. From a more precise categorization of the upper atmosphere's response to solar storms, to pinpointing the signatures of a fundamental behavior of carbon dioxide, TIMED's unique position and instruments, along with its decade-plus data r ... more
Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere's oxygen?

Scientists use satellites to spot Svalbard avalanches

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How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg
A human typically gives birth after nine months. An ostrich hatchling emerges from its egg after 42 days. But how long did it take for a baby dinosaur to incubate? Groundbreaking research led by a Florida State University professor establishes a timeline of anywhere from three to six months depending on the dinosaur. In an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, FSU ... more
Research on dinosaur embryos reveals that eggs took 3 to 6 months to hatch

A fertilizer dearth foiled animal evolution for eons

Dino discovery may explain why birds have beaks

China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan
China's State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country's north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday to build the country's first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line, according to a governmen ... more
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

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Tesla starts mass production of batteries
Tesla Motors announced Wednesday that it has begun mass production of energy-saving batteries that it vows will take electric cars mainstream. "Today at the Gigafactory, Tesla and Panasonic begin mass production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used in Tesla's energy storage products and Model 3," Tesla said on its website. Mass production of the batteries are a critical step ... more
Devices that convert heat into electricity

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

Study shows new global evidence of the role of humans in rapid evolution
It has long been suspected that humans and the urban areas we create are having an important - and surprisingly current and ongoing - effect on evolution, which may have significant implications for the sustainability of global ecosystems. A new multi-institution study led by the University of Washington that examines 1,600 global instances of phenotypic change - alterations to species' ob ... more
Biologists use fossils to pinpoint when mammal and dinosaur ancestors became athletes

Birds with big bills spend more time keeping warm

Scientists train DNA nanotubes to self-assemble a bridge between molecules

'Thousands' of pilgrims return to China before Dalai Lama event
Thousands of mostly Tibetan pilgrims who travelled to India for a rare Buddhist ceremony held by the Dalai Lama have returned to China under pressure from Beijing, organisers said Wednesday. The 81-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader will this month preside over the Kalachakra teachings at Bodhgaya in eastern India, where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment more than 2,000 years ... more
Chinese official sentenced 10 years in vaccine scandal

Football and prayer wheels: views of modern Tibet

As thousands march China says Hong Kong must not subvert mainland

Scientists try turning Christmas trees into plastic
Scientists at the University of Bath are developing a process for turning pinene, the chemical that gives pine trees their distinct aroma, into plastic. Pinene is found in pine needles and is also a paper industry waste product. It is part of the terpene chemical family, a group that includes a variety of hydrocarbons found in conifers. In recent years, materials scientists have ... more
Obama creates two new national monuments

Amazonia's best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

Warming could slow upslope migration of trees



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