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Report uncovers key trends In water resources research

Examining major trends in water research at the international, national and institutional levels, the report "Confronting the Global Water Crisis through Research - 2010", carried out by Elsevier, highlights the escalation in the article output of countries

March 27, 2011

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Scientists plan to drill all the way down to the Earth's mantle

Scientists are planning to drill all the way through the planet's miles-thick crust to Earth's deep, hot mantle and retrieve samples for the first time. The samples, they say, would rival moon rocks for sheer scientific import—and be nearly as hard to

March 25, 2011

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Fault-finding coral reefs can predict the site of coming earthquakes

In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit. To answer it, geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Planetary Scien

March 23, 2011

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US West coast EQ predictions

In today's article named Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast author presents Jim Berkland, former USGS scientist well-known by his accurate earthquake predictions so far. They say his accuracy is about 80%. his greatest claim to

March 19, 2011

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Supermoon about to trigger earthquakes?!

If you look at eastern sunset on March 19th you will see a full Moon called "perigee moon". Moon's orbit is oval shaped that results with variations of observed size of full Moon. The orbit of Moon is ellipse that called perigee from closer side and...

March 18, 2011

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Mercury and Jupiter visible in the evening

This week, sky watchers have a rare opportunity to see Mercury at its best as NASA's MESSENGER probe prepares to enter orbit around the innermost planet. Look west at sunset: Mercury pops out of the evening twilight alongside Jupiter for a fantastic sky show.Peter

March 15, 2011

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Brown dwarfs discovered?

Kevin Luhman of Pennsylvania State University in University Park and colleagues have used NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope to detect the glow of what appears to be a brown dwarf at just 30 °C (Astrophysical Journal Letters, DOI:

March 13, 2011

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Astronomers find giant, previously unseen structure in our galaxy

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way - a finding likened in terms of scale to the discovery of a new continent on Earth. The feature, which spans 50,000 light-years, may be the remnant of an

March 12, 2011

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Arctic's spring phytoplankton blooms arrive earlier

When summer comes to the Arctic, the tiny plants that feed the ocean's food chain form green blooms in the water. In some Arctic waters, the peak of this bloom has been arriving earlier every year since 1997, a study has found. These areas, where peak bloom

March 08, 2011

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Scientists are sounding the alarm: the mysterious cracks appear across the planet

Scientists do not know what to think about: South America is bursting at the seams. In southern Peru, suddenly appeared a huge crack length of 3 km and a width of about 100 meters.Anomaly occurred in the district Huakullani Chukuito province near the famous Lake

March 06, 2011

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NASA Scientist Claims Evidence of Alien Life on Meteorite

We are not alone in the universe! Alien life forms may have a lot more in common with life on Earth than we had previously thought. That's the stunning conclusion one NASA scientist has come to, releasing his groundbreaking revelations in a new study in the March

March 05, 2011

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German satellite could collide with Earth in late 2011

A German satellite called ROSAT weighing 2,426 kilograms (nearly 3 tons) is expected to crash from the sky in late 2011, according to calculations made by the German Space Agency, commonly known by the German acronym DLR. "We expect the satellite to re-enter the

March 05, 2011

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GOCE delivers on its promise

ESA’s GOCE satellite has reached its ambitious goal of mapping Earth's gravity with unprecedented precision. In two short years, the sophisticated satellite has collected the measurements needed to record the 'geoid' reference shape of our planet. "GOCE is one

March 05, 2011

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Dusty spiral galaxy is closer than once thought

The star-forming regions of a nearby spiral galaxy glow bright pink in a spectacular new image from a telescope atop a Chilean peak. And the galaxy's actually slightly closer than astronomers once thought, researchers say. The glowing pink clouds seen in the...

March 02, 2011

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New insights on changes in the ozone layer

German Aerospace Center researchers have been instrumental in the preparation of a report on the changes in the Ozone Layer for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report was published online by the Geneva-based WMO in January. Recent estimates suggest

March 01, 2011

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What's Hitting Earth?

Every day about 100 tons of meteoroids -- fragments of dust and gravel and sometimes even big rocks – enter the Earth's atmosphere. Stand out under the stars for more than a half an hour on a clear night and you'll likely see a few of the meteors produced

March 01, 2011

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First cosmic census estimates there are 50 billion planets in Milky Way

Scientists have estimated the first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy and the numbers are astronomical - at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way. And some 500 million of those planets are in what is known as the Goldilocks zone, where the climate is thought

February 27, 2011