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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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How Old Cell Phones Will Save the Forests of Our World

August 11, 2014 – A Kickstarter campaign, for a project called the Rainforest Connection, has received $167,000 U.S. recently. Its goal – reduce illegal cutting of forests ... Continue Reading →
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More on the Ebola Front – Another Drug in Clinical Trial

August 9, 2014 – A suspected Ebola patient has appeared thousands of kilometers away from West Africa here in the Greater Toronto Area. The patient was admitted to a hospital ... Continue Reading →
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New IBM Chip Moves Artificial Intelligence One Step Closer to Us

August 8, 2014 – The chip is name SyNapse and it uses a million digital equivalents to neurons and 256 million digital equivalents to synapses. It communicates in the same way ... Continue Reading →
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Possible Biomedical Breakthroughs – Ebola, Dengue, & Alzheimer’s

August 7, 2014 -If there is one field in science and technology that is seeing demonstrable advances in the last two decades, it is biomedicine. The unlocking of the genome and advances ... Continue Reading →
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News About a Methane Bomb on the 69th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bomb

August 6, 2014 – The Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber, dropped a uranium-fueled bomb on Hiroshima on this date 69 years ago. The last crew member of that fateful mission, Theodore Van ... Continue Reading →