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Climate change threatens end of trail for Niger's nomadic herders

climate change threatens end of trail for niger's nomadic herders
Bermo, Niger (AFP) Dec 5, 2019 Ali's sharp eyes scanned the heat-shimmered horizon, searching in vain for clouds. It was noon and 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on the ninth day of..
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Scientists devise catalyst that uses light to turn carbon dioxide to fuel

scientists devise catalyst that uses light to turn carbon dioxide to fuel
Argonne IL (SPX) Dec 04, 2019 Researchers find new way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable fuel source. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is steadily increasing, and many..
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Cut down on meat? Top French butcher says less is more

cut down on meat? top french butcher says less is more
Paris (AFP) Dec 5, 2019 Romain Leboeuf knows red meat is in the crosshairs of both health experts and environmentalists, and that's why the Paris butcher thinks this is a prime time to encourage..
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EU bans controversial pesticide

Brussels (AFP) Dec 6, 2019 A controversial pesticide linked to developmental problems in humans will be definitively banned in the EU in 2020 after a vote on Friday by member states, the European..
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Hong Kongers await Beijing olive branch after rare calm

hong kongers await beijing olive branch after rare calm
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 9, 2019 Hong Kongers have delivered a clarion call for change over the last fortnight with a landslide local election defeat for the government and more than one in ten hitting..
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Hidden giant planet around tiny white dwarf star

hidden giant planet around tiny white dwarf star
Coventry UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2019 The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere. The..
Space Daily - Published

ISRO to launch radar imaging satellite capable of sending images in cloudy conditions

isro to launch radar imaging satellite capable of sending images in cloudy conditions
New Delhi (Sputnik)Dec 06, 2019 The satellite holds immense significance for the armed forces, as an Indian Air Force (IAF) official reportedly said one Mirage 2000 had missed its target during..
Space Daily - Published

Activists to rally for mass climate march in Madrid

Madrid (AFP) Dec 6, 2019 Thousands of activists from around the globe will simultaneously hit the streets of Madrid and Santiago on Friday to demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world..
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As the planet warms, birds are shrinking

as the planet warms, birds are shrinking
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2019 Migratory songbirds in Illinois are no exception to Bergmann's rule, which posits specimens representing that same species tend to be smaller in warmer climates and..
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Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides

beleaguered dr congo rainforest attacked on all sides
Kisangani, Dr Congo (AFP) Dec 9, 2019 Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming - but it is..
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For some corals, meals can come with a side of microplastics

for some corals, meals can come with a side of microplastics
Seattle WA (SPX) Dec 04, 2019 Tiny microplastic particles are about as common in the ocean today as plastic is in our daily lives. Synthetic clothing, containers, bottles, plastic bags and cosmetics..
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One dead, tourists stranded as New Zealand volcano erupts

one dead, tourists stranded as new zealand volcano erupts
Wellington (AFP) Dec 9, 2019 A volcano that erupted without warning on a New Zealand island popular with tourists killed one person and stranded at least two dozen more Monday, with rescues too..
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Smoke haze settles over Canberra as Australia burns

Sydney (AFP) Dec 8, 2019 Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital Sunday, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this..
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Sumatran tiger kills farmer in Indonesia

sumatran tiger kills farmer in indonesia
Palembang, Indonesia (AFP) Dec 6, 2019 A Sumatran tiger has killed an Indonesian farmer, police said Friday, marking the second fatal attack by the critically endangered species in less than a..
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The visual apparatus of today's horseshoe crabs goes back 400 million years

the visual apparatus of today's horseshoe crabs goes back 400 million years
Cologne, Germany (SPX) Dec 04, 2019 The eyes of the extinct sea scorpion Jaekelopterus rhenaniae have the same structure as the eyes of modern horseshoe crabs (Limulidae). The compound eyes of the..
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Volcanic rock movements caused dramatic shift in climate 55 million years ago

volcanic rock movements caused dramatic shift in climate 55 million years ago
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2019 Some 55 million years ago, Earth experienced 100,000 years of extremely high temperatures, a period of global warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. To..
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Get ready to binge-watch as the Netflix app arrives on OnePlus TV in India


Indian Express - Published

Volcanic rocks may trigger massive unseen global warming effects: Study


Indian Express - Published

US FTC finds Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users


Indian Express - Published

Global financial watchdogs take aim at Big Tech’s data dominance


Indian Express - Published

Waymo’s self-driving taxi service tops 100,000 rides, expands to iPhone users


Indian Express - Published

Samsung ready to take on iPhone 11 with Galaxy S11’s big camera overhaul


Indian Express - Published

Photos of unreleased Realme’s AirPods rival ‘Buds Air’ leaked


Indian Express - Published

ESA commissions world’s first space debris removal

esa commissions world’s first space debris removal
ClearSpace-1 will be the first space mission to remove an item of debris of orbit, planned for launch in 2025. The mission is being procured as a service contract with a start-up-led commercial..
ESA - Published

Qualcomm working with Apple to launch 5G iPhone at the earliest


Indian Express - Published

Vivo V17 with the hole-punch camera to launch in India today: Here’s how to watch it live


Indian Express - Published

Viral: 70% of people can't spot dog in this picture in less than 3 minutes. Can you?

Can you find the dog in this image in less than 2 minutes and 49 seconds?
DNA - Published

50 years on: Apollo 12 failed at selfies but succeeded at dismantling a probe


The Register - Published

Energy Materials Corporation to help scale-up production of perovskite solar PV panels

energy materials corporation to help scale-up production of perovskite solar pv panels
Rochester NY (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 Energy Materials Corporation reports that the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office selected EMC to advance perovskite photovoltaic module..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

HashCash to launch P2P energy trading platform with German Solar Power Company

hashcash to launch p2p energy trading platform with german solar power company
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 HashCash Consultants enters the energy trading market by partnering with a German solar power company. The proposed collaboration aims to deploy a Blockchain-based..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

JinkoSolar supplies 40 MW to Obton for Almelo Project in the Netherlands

jinkosolar supplies 40 mw to obton for almelo project in the netherlands
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, has announced that its affiliate has supplied..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use

mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 For solar cells to be widely used in the coming decades researchers must resolve two major challenges: increasing efficiency and lowering toxicity. Solar energy works..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

PUCN approves 1190MW of new solar energy and 590MW of additional energy storage

pucn approves 1190mw of new solar energy and 590mw of additional energy storage
Las Vegas NV (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has approved NV Energy's Integrated Resource Plan, which will bring an additional 1,190 megawatts of new solar..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

Put a brake on bioenergy by 2050 to avoid negative climate impacts

put a brake on bioenergy by 2050 to avoid negative climate impacts
Los Altos CA (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 The burgeoning bioenergy sector must peak and decline in the next 30 years to alleviate extreme pressure on land, warns researchers in a new analysis published in..
Energy Daily - Published

Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor

electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, Rice University physicists have drawn a detailed map that reveals the..
Energy Daily - Published

Fusion by strong lasers

fusion by strong lasers
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 Nuclear physics usually involves high energies, as illustrated by experiments to master controlled nuclear fusion. One of the problems is how to overcome the..
Energy Daily - Published

Framatome signs a cooperation agreement with Japan on the development of fast neutron reactors

framatome signs a cooperation agreement with japan on the development of fast neutron reactors
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 On December 3, 2019, Framatome signed a cooperation agreement in Tokyo with the CEA and Japanese organizations JAEA, MHI and MFBR on the development of fast neutron..
Energy Daily - Published

First 'lab in a field' experiment reveals a sunnier side of climate change

first 'lab in a field' experiment reveals a sunnier side of climate change
Norwich UK (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 Pioneering experiments using heated field plots to test the responses of crops to temperature have revealed an unexpected plus side of climate change for farmers. The..
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Recycling nutrient-rich industrial waste products enhances soil, reduces carbon

recycling nutrient-rich industrial waste products enhances soil, reduces carbon
Knoxville TN (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 Recycling biotechnology byproducts can enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop yields. A recent paper in Agrosystems, Geosciences and..
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Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields
Stanford CA (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for food. But a simple farming practice..
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Bio-inspired hydrogel can rapidly switch to rigid plastic

bio-inspired hydrogel can rapidly switch to rigid plastic
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents. Hokkaido University researchers have..
Energy Daily - Published

'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures

'buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3d-printed lightweight structures
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on the inside that determine how long they last. Now, the discovery of..
Energy Daily - Published

Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?

can arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps,..
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Exoplanet axis study boosts hopes of complex life, just not next door

exoplanet axis study boosts hopes of complex life, just not next door
Atlanta GA (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 "They're out there," goes a saying about extraterrestrials. It would seem more likely to be true in light of a new study on planetary axis tilts. Astrophysicists at the..
Space Daily - Published

Gamma-ray laser moves a step closer to reality

gamma-ray laser moves a step closer to reality
Riverside CA (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 A physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable..
Energy Daily - Published

Graphene takes off in composites for planes and cars

graphene takes off in composites for planes and cars
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 The Graphene Flagship brought together top European researchers and companies to discuss the most disruptive ways graphene could enhance composites used in the..
Energy Daily - Published

How saving the ozone layer in 1987 slowed global warming

how saving the ozone layer in 1987 slowed global warming
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now appears to be the first..
Terra Daily - Published

How tiny enzymes reign supreme in worldwide carbon recycling

how tiny enzymes reign supreme in worldwide carbon recycling
Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 The recycling of most of the carbon in nature depends on the breakdown of two polymers in woody matter, notably cellulose and lignin. In a paper just published in..
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New biomass map to take stock of the world's carbon

new biomass map to take stock of the world's carbon
Madrid, Spain (ESA) Dec 09, 2019 The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as biomass across the world's forests and shrublands has been released by ESA's..
Terra Daily - Published

Scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into Earth's interior

scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into earth's interior
San Diego CA (SPX) Dec 09, 2019 The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the number of seismic..
Terra Daily - Published

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