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Australian southwest getting drier

New Australian Climate Model Confirms Anthropogenic Reasons for Decreased Precipitation

August 17, 2014 – It seems that climate change is really picking on Australia in a big way. Scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have ... Continue Reading →
Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Proposed Oil Sands Pipeline Not Carbon Neutral According to New Analysis

August 16, 2014 – In a debate that has raged on both sides of the 49th parallel, whether to build or mothball the Keystone XL oil pipeline remains a hot topic. Canada has sent ... Continue Reading →
A four-dimensional cosmic burp

Did Our Universe Pop Out of a Black Hole?

August 16, 2014 – The Perimeter Institute in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, has proposed in recent discussions among its faculty focused on cosmology, that the Big Bang may have ... Continue Reading →
Stealth motorbike under wraps

Developing a Stealth Motorcycle – Do You Need to Ask Why?

August 15, 2014 – Today’s guest blogger is Heidi Cardenas, whose topic is stealth technology, and in particular the U.S. Department of Defense’ project to develop ... Continue Reading →
thin-film-battery

Company Introduces Solid-State Battery Technology to Drive Down Cost and Up Efficiency

August 15, 2014 – Applied Materials Inc., supplies equipment, software and services to some of the world’s biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, solar panels, display ... Continue Reading →
human-activities-surface-ocean-mercury-levels

Mercury Levels in the Upper Ocean Tripled by Us

August 14, 2014 – Since the Industrial Revolution humans have altered the chemistry of both air and ocean. New global measurements, not computer models, are painting a disturbing ... Continue Reading →
ExoMars Program Elements

Rover Wars on Mars

August 14, 2014 – In the last week updated plans for the next generation of Martian rovers have been released. ExoMars, the joint project of the European Space Agency (ESA) and ... Continue Reading →
Pluto-Charon Barycentered orbit

New Horizons Spacecraft Captures Images of Charon in Orbit Around Pluto

August 13, 2014 – The real story behind this most recent imagery of Charon circling in close proximity to its parent, Pluto, is just how little we actually know about the dwarf ... Continue Reading →
Washington Post Rubin sinking economy

Those Who Govern the U.S. Have Been Warned – Ignore Climate Risks and Watch the Economy Sink

August 12, 2014 – Robert Rubin, Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States says that not acting on climate change will take down the economy. In an opinion ... Continue Reading →
Toyota FCV

Betting on Hydrogen – Japan Joins Iceland as Primary Developers of Gas-Based Economy

August 12, 2014 – Iceland with its abundant geothermal energy sources and access to natural gas seems like a good place to develop a hydrogen economy. But along what it calls ... Continue Reading →