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redOrbit
NASA discussing possible life-hunting mission to Enceladusgas giant satellites over the next decade, as NASA is reportedly considering se
NASA discussing possible life-hunting mission to Enceladus
redOrbit / Posted 7 hours ago
gas giant satellites over the next decade, as NASA is reportedly considering sending a spacecraft to Saturn’s moon Enceladus to go along with a previously-announced mission to Jupiter’s satellite, Europa. According to Space.com, the US space... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energyand other fossil fuels, and expand renewable energy instead. Now 99 percent of
With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energy
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 11 hours ago
and other fossil fuels, and expand renewable energy instead. Now 99 percent of lighting on its outer islands is powered by solar, street lamps and water pumps also run on the sun, and solar energy is being fed into the otherwise diesel-powered... Read more
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PollutionOnline
Siemens, Blue Lake Rancheria, And Humboldt State University Partner To Install Low-Carbon Microgrid On Native American ReservationBLUE LAKE, CALIF.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American re
Siemens, Blue Lake Rancheria, And Humboldt State University Partner To Install Low-Carbon Microgrid On Native American Reservation
PollutionOnline / Posted yesterday
BLUE LAKE, CALIF.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American reservation in Northern California, and Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center have partnered with Siemens to build a low-carbon community microgrid to... Read more
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iol.co.za
Climate change: the terrifying truthREUTERSThe average temperature increase will be so much higher than the previou
Climate change: the terrifying truth
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
REUTERSThe average temperature increase will be so much higher than the previous record, set in 2014. London - Climate scientists are predicting that 2015 will be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, with the increase in worldwide average... Read more
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EarthSky
New Horizons’ potential next flyby targetNASA announced late in the day on Friday, August 28, 2015 that it has selected
New Horizons’ potential next flyby target
EarthSky / Posted 2 days ago
NASA announced late in the day on Friday, August 28, 2015 that it has selected a potential next destination for the rough and ready New Horizons spacecraft to visit. This is the craft that traveled 3 billion miles over 9 1/2 years to provide those... Read more
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News.com.au
Will we be on Mars in 25 years?said, it was “one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind”. So what
Will we be on Mars in 25 years?
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
said, it was “one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind”. So what could possibly top that? Well, not just walking but colonising Mars. Just this week, Buzz Aldrin, who made that historic voyage with Armstrong in 1969,... Read more
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PhysOrg
New Horizons team selects potential Kuiper Belt flyby targetobject in the distant Kuiper Belt. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applie
New Horizons team selects potential Kuiper Belt flyby target
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
object in the distant Kuiper Belt. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Steve Gribben NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its... Read more
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CNET
Planetary Resources seeks to mine asteroids' richesavailable on near-Earth asteroids. Planetary Resources Space startup Planetary
Planetary Resources seeks to mine asteroids' riches
CNET / Posted 3 days ago
available on near-Earth asteroids. Planetary Resources Space startup Planetary Resources today launched an ambitious plan to capture water and precious metals from near-Earth asteroids, a feat founders say would enrich earthbound society... Read more
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CNET
What if 'Back to the Future 2' were set in 2045 instead of 2015?gets quite a bit of today's technology right. Flying cars, hoverboards and Goo
What if 'Back to the Future 2' were set in 2045 instead of 2015?
CNET / Posted 3 days ago
gets quite a bit of today's technology right. Flying cars, hoverboards and Google Glass-like headsets aren't ubiquitous like they are in the movie, but they are very real, which leads me to wonder what advances would be included in another... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
UI losing star professor to Northwesternefforts with physicians at Carle, and those efforts will continue," Rogers said
UI losing star professor to Northwestern
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
efforts with physicians at Carle, and those efforts will continue," Rogers said Friday. Rogers will lead a new research institute at Northwestern as the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,... Read more
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Independent
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts saynow makes it almost inevitable that 2015 will turn out to be the hottest year g
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Independent / Posted 3 days ago
now makes it almost inevitable that 2015 will turn out to be the hottest year globally since instruments were first used to gather readings more than 130 years ago. The average temperature increase will be so much higher than the previous... Read more
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Daily Mail
New Horizons Probe to be first to venture into icy Kuiper BeltNasa reveals what's next for New Horizons: Probe to be first to venture into ic
New Horizons Probe to be first to venture into icy Kuiper Belt
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Nasa reveals what's next for New Horizons: Probe to be first to venture into icy Kuiper Belt around our solar system after historic Pluto mission Will head to a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Science and Tech: Michelle Dickinson'Back to the Future' hoverboard could be a step closer. Photo / Supplied Super
Science and Tech: Michelle Dickinson
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
'Back to the Future' hoverboard could be a step closer. Photo / Supplied Superconductivity research stinks! Rotorua, famous for its lake, geyser and distinctive smell, may have been hiding a secret resource for years. Often described as smelling... Read more
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Salon.com
The pivotal climate-change challenge that America isn’t talking about nearly enoughIn the 2016 presidential election, we are approaching a singular and momentous
The pivotal climate-change challenge that America isn’t talking about nearly enough
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
In the 2016 presidential election, we are approaching a singular and momentous crossroads in our nation’s history. Will we, or will we not, make a serious effort to achieve a low-carbon future for our children and our planet? The fossil fuel magnates... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Governor-General arrives at Dubbobe a key part of Sunday s match. Photo: KATHRYN O'SULLIVAN 8.10am: Time for so
Governor-General arrives at Dubbo
Daily Liberal / Posted 5 days ago
be a key part of Sunday s match. Photo: KATHRYN O'SULLIVAN 8.10am: Time for something a little bit lighter and did you say Usain Bolt claim gold in the 200m at the world championships in Beijing overnight? No one at all could stop him as he... Read more
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U.S. Department of Energy
Solar Decathlon 2015: Meet the TeamsFrom storm-resistant shelters to breezy dwellings that open like a flower, the
Solar Decathlon 2015: Meet the Teams
U.S. Department of Energy / Posted 5 days ago
From storm-resistant shelters to breezy dwellings that open like a flower, the solar-powered houses in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2015 are as diverse and creative as the teams behind them. Each was inspired by the unique... Read more
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Canberra Times
Accountants and lawyers have big problemsshould be very concerned. Photo: Lee Besford Professional services and financi
Accountants and lawyers have big problems
Canberra Times / Posted 5 days ago
should be very concerned. Photo: Lee Besford Professional services and financial services look out. They are the two industries most likely to be upended by collaborative economy in the next three years, says Rachel Botsman, author of What's... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Visionary Arkansans 2015power. This year's class is filled with people who are devoted to enriching lif
Visionary Arkansans 2015
Arkansas Times / Posted 6 days ago
power. This year's class is filled with people who are devoted to enriching life here, from health care to social justice to good government. They've turned around struggling rural schools (Daisy Duerr), helped prisoners successfully... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Overwhelming Majority of California Latino Voters Want Climate Action NowSan Francisco, CA - According to a new poll conducted by Latino Decisions for E
Overwhelming Majority of California Latino Voters Want Climate Action Now
CommonDreams.org / Posted 6 days ago
San Francisco, CA - According to a new poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Earthjustice, a national environmental nonprofit law firm, and GreenLatinos, a leading national nonprofit of Latino environmental leaders, 81 percent of registered Latino... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Here comes the sun - and cheap solar powerdesign travelled across the globe yesterday, the scientists behind Helio100 con
Here comes the sun - and cheap solar power
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
design travelled across the globe yesterday, the scientists behind Helio100 continued testing of their prototype. The Solar Thermal Research Group has dramatically reduced the cost of creating heliostats - computer-controlled mirrors that keep... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sourcesUS President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday.
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sources
Brisbane Times / Posted 7 days ago
US President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday. Photo: Reuters Las Vegas: US President Barack Obama has accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from... Read more
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The Age
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sourcesUS President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday.
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sources
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
US President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday. Photo: Reuters Las Vegas: US President Barack Obama has accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sourcesUS President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday.
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sources
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
US President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday. Photo: Reuters Las Vegas: US President Barack Obama has accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from... Read more
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Canberra Times
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sourcesUS President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday.
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sources
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
US President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday. Photo: Reuters Las Vegas: US President Barack Obama has accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from... Read more
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WA Today
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sourcesUS President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday.
Barack Obama calls out fossil fuel interests holding back renewable energy sources
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
US President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit on Monday. Photo: Reuters Las Vegas: US President Barack Obama has accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from... Read more
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Business Wire
Rare Element Files Canadian Preliminary Shelf Prospectus to Replace Expiring Shelf Prospectus from 2013LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: REE an
Rare Element Files Canadian Preliminary Shelf Prospectus to Replace Expiring Shelf Prospectus from 2013
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: REE and TSX: RES) (the “Company”), a publicly traded, strategic materials company focused on delivering rare earth products for technology and defense applications by advancing... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Eleven Catholic colleges among Sierra Club’s ‘cool schools’all four-year degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the U.
Eleven Catholic colleges among Sierra Club’s ‘cool schools’
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
all four-year degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the U.S. Each completed a questionnaire about campus sustainability practices, which provided the data used in the rankings. The national conservationist group said on its... Read more
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PhysOrg
New Horizons mission exceeds expectationshint that Pluto may still be geologically active, a theory that could explain h
New Horizons mission exceeds expectations
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
hint that Pluto may still be geologically active, a theory that could explain how Pluto’s escaping atmosphere remains flush with nitrogen. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute... Read more
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PhysOrg
Evidence of species loss in AmazonCredit: Dr. Ricardo Solar Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetle
Evidence of species loss in Amazon
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
Credit: Dr. Ricardo Solar Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest biodiversity. Publishing this week in... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Smaller steps for mankindIn just under two years, 50 spacecraft will purposefully destroy themselves in
Smaller steps for mankind
Mail & Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
In just under two years, 50 spacecraft will purposefully destroy themselves in the Earth’s atmosphere, and a South African team is helping them do it. Nanosatellites – also known as cube satellites or “CubeSats” – are small in the world of... Read more
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Mashable
The world's rivers and oceans will soon be full of robotsadvanced way to measure the reaches of the ocean, rivers and lakes, Matthew Dun
The world's rivers and oceans will soon be full of robots
Mashable / Posted 8 days ago
advanced way to measure the reaches of the ocean, rivers and lakes, Matthew Dunbabin, a principal research fellow at the Institute for Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology, told Mashable Australia. In fact, at any given... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Barry Goldwater Jr. to Michigan conservatives: Rooftop solar is about choice, freedom and libertysays want to discard the state’s successful net metering law that has helped to
Barry Goldwater Jr. to Michigan conservatives: Rooftop solar is about choice, freedom and liberty
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 10 days ago
says want to discard the state’s successful net metering law that has helped to create jobs and a booming yet fledgling industry for rooftop solar projects on residential homes, churches and small businesses. The son of one of the icons of the... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Oil, gas stakeholders try to recruit young women in WVAs the oil and gas industry in West Virginia continues to flourish, some indust
Oil, gas stakeholders try to recruit young women in WV
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 10 days ago
As the oil and gas industry in West Virginia continues to flourish, some industry representatives and educators are working to recruit more young women into the field. Women accounted for only 19 percent of the total employment in the combined... Read more
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E-Commerce Times
Truth May Be Wiggly in Wikipedia's Hot-Button Science ArticlesUsers should take extra care when exploring Wikipedia's science topics, because
Truth May Be Wiggly in Wikipedia's Hot-Button Science Articles
E-Commerce Times / Posted 11 days ago
Users should take extra care when exploring Wikipedia's science topics, because many articles on controversial issues such as global warming and acid rain have been targeted for editing by revisionists who reject scientific findings, new research has... Read more
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New Kerala
Indian Navy visits, ocean economy meet; India-Pacific Islands for closer tiesto fruition", said Anil Wadhwa, secretary (east) in the MEA, briefing reporters
Indian Navy visits, ocean economy meet; India-Pacific Islands for closer ties
New Kerala / Posted 11 days ago
to fruition", said Anil Wadhwa, secretary (east) in the MEA, briefing reporters later. Modi also proposed setting up an Institute for Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Research in the region and a network of marine biology research stations on many... Read more
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CNN
Climate change: 100 days to save the world (much every country in the world. Yet all, so far, largely have failed to really
Climate change: 100 days to save the world (
CNN / Posted 11 days ago
much every country in the world. Yet all, so far, largely have failed to really put the brakes on climate change -- to stop us from careening toward 2 degrees Celsius of warming, which is regarded as the benchmark for dangerous, unmanageable climate... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Sutter: 100 days to save the worldmuch every country in the world. Yet all, so far, largely have failed to really
Sutter: 100 days to save the world
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 11 days ago
much every country in the world. Yet all, so far, largely have failed to really put the brakes on climate change -- to stop us from careening toward 2 degrees Celsius of warming, which is regarded as the benchmark for dangerous, unmanageable climate... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Risks Attached to Nation's Nuclear Energy StrategyBy Vladimir Slivyak, Russian National Research University the Higher School of
The Risks Attached to Nation's Nuclear Energy Strategy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
By Vladimir Slivyak, Russian National Research University the Higher School of Economics According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African government has entered into a nuclear energy procurement process likely to be completed... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Tax breaks for citizensof manifesto topics in a summary presentation. Rowley said the summary involve
Tax breaks for citizens
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
of manifesto topics in a summary presentation. Rowley said the summary involved major areas of things the PNM wanted to focus on and the plan represented the party’s expectations for T&T “if things go well in terms of our ability to execute what we... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Featured Slideshowsyear. More >> PHOTOS: Farewell to fallen SPD Officer Thomas LaValleyPHOTOS: Fa
Featured Slideshows
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 12 days ago
year. More >> PHOTOS: Farewell to fallen SPD Officer Thomas LaValleyPHOTOS: Fallen SPD officer escorted to S. LA Thousands of citizens lined Interstate 49 in support of Shreveport Police Department Officer Thomas LaValley as his body was... Read more
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Daily Mail
Farewell Dione! Cassini reveals spectacular views of Saturn's moonapproach to the icy world Spacecraft passed 295 miles (474km) above Dione's su
Farewell Dione! Cassini reveals spectacular views of Saturn's moon
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
approach to the icy world Spacecraft passed 295 miles (474km) above Dione's surface at 11:33am PDT (2:33pm EDT) on August 17 This was the mission's last close approach to the icy world aimed at analysing Dione's interior structure Two of the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Climate-emergencies-oil-warsThe US army is preparing for a new era of war for oil. While energy has always
Climate-emergencies-oil-wars
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
The US army is preparing for a new era of war for oil. While energy has always played a role in military conflicts, US military experts now believe the geopolitics of energy, land and water are increasingly central to who rules, or ruins, the... Read more
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Daily Mail
The dark heart of the Milky Way revealed in stunning imagesthe European Space Agency It shows a violent place with powerful stellar winds
The dark heart of the Milky Way revealed in stunning images
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
the European Space Agency It shows a violent place with powerful stellar winds, shock waves from dying stars and mysterious ‘scars’ The galactic black hole, 4.3 million times the mass of our sun, is located in the brightest region of the... Read more
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Lake Placid News
WORLD FOCUS: NASA wonders, ‘Are we alone?’forums to inform and educate people about the work her agency does. Last year,
WORLD FOCUS: NASA wonders, ‘Are we alone?’
Lake Placid News / Posted 12 days ago
forums to inform and educate people about the work her agency does. Last year, she was the keynote speaker at the conclusion of the year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Reves Center for International Studies... Read more
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Daily Mail
Jupiter and Saturn were created with 'pebbles', claims studyrather than a few New 'slow pebble accretion' model allow a few giant planet c
Jupiter and Saturn were created with 'pebbles', claims study
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
rather than a few New 'slow pebble accretion' model allow a few giant planet cores to form The largest planets in the solar system were created by the smallest space rocks, according to new research. Astronomers in Colorado believe that... Read more
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Daily Mail
Rare 'red sprite' thunderstorm feature captured from the ISScaptured a red sprite on camera from the International Space Station 249 miles
Rare 'red sprite' thunderstorm feature captured from the ISS
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
captured a red sprite on camera from the International Space Station 249 miles (400km) above Earth The image, taken on August 10, shows a red sprite, the moon, green haze, city lights and white flashes of lightning Only a small minority of people... Read more
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iol.co.za
Why SA mustn’t go nuclearRussia - According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African
Why SA mustn’t go nuclear
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
Russia - According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African government has entered into a nuclear energy procurement process likely to be completed as early as 2016. So far, South Africa has signed Intergovernmental Framework... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Woman Who Could Stop Climate ChangeCOP, which coincided with the seventh MOP, took place in South Africa. There it
The Woman Who Could Stop Climate Change
The New Yorker / Posted 14 days ago
COP, which coincided with the seventh MOP, took place in South Africa. There it was decided that the work of previous COPs and MOPs had been inadequate, and a new group was formed—the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Google allows households to calculate solar system savings, but Australia beats them to itunveiled a software tool that assists home owners to estimate how much they cou
Google allows households to calculate solar system savings, but Australia beats them to it
The Courier Mail / Posted 14 days ago
unveiled a software tool that assists home owners to estimate how much they could save on their energy bill from placing solar panels on their available roof space. Yet Australia’s Photovoltaic Institute had already developed a similar tool some... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
Truth May Be Wiggly in Wikipedia's Hot-Button Science ArticlesUsers should take extra care when exploring Wikipedia's science topics, because
Truth May Be Wiggly in Wikipedia's Hot-Button Science Articles
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 14 days ago
Users should take extra care when exploring Wikipedia's science topics, because many articles on controversial issues such as global warming and acid rain have been targeted for editing by revisionists who reject scientific findings, new research has... Read more
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