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New theory on formation of oldest continents

New theory on formation of oldest continents | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | Geologists have demonstrated new scientific results to support a new theory on the earliest phase of continental formation.
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DOE Scraps Plans for Neutrino Experiment in Mine

DOE Scraps Plans for Neutrino Experiment in Mine | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceInsider | The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is putting the brakes on the development of a gigantic experiment seen as the flagship project for the next decade at the country's sole particle physics laboratory.
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Ancient impact may explain moon’s magnetic mystery

Ancient impact may explain moon’s magnetic mystery | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Science News | Anomalies near crater suggest scattering of iron-rich debris...
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Nanotrees harvest the sun's energy to turn water into hydrogen fuel

Nanotrees harvest the sun's energy to turn water into hydrogen fuel | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Science Daily | Electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation.
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Japan's post-Fukushima earthquake health woes go beyond radiation effects : Nature News & Comment

Japan's post-Fukushima earthquake health woes go beyond radiation effects : Nature News & Comment | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Nature News | Heart disease and depression are likely to claim more lives than radiation after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, experts say.
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Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The ‘Climate War’

Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The ‘Climate War’ | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Science Friday, NPR | Michael Mann discusses his new book and his journey from computer geek to climate warrior.
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Giving waste water the power to clean itself : Nature News & Comment

Nature News | A novel form of renewable energy can generate electricity from waste-water treatment.
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Carbon dioxide catchers: New tools for identifying effective carbon capture technologies

Carbon dioxide catchers: New tools for identifying effective carbon capture technologies | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Science News | Using techniques from drug discovery, and state-of-the-art advances in mathematics, computational algorithms and supercomputing, researchers have developed a tool for identifying the most efficient porous materials for CO2.
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The Inside Story on Climate Scientists Under Siege

The Inside Story on Climate Scientists Under Siege | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
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It is almost possible to dismiss Michael Mann's account of a vast conspiracy by the fossil fuel industry to harrass scientists an...
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The History of the Universe: From Big Bang to Big Blah

The History of the Universe: From Big Bang to Big Blah | Geochemistry | Scoop.it

Scientific American | After the furies of birth, the mature cosmos now evolves more slowly.

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Engineers develop cement with 97 percent smaller CO2 and energy footprint

Science New Daily | Drexel engineers have found a way to improve upon ordinary Portland cement (OPC), the glue that's bonded much of the world's construction since the late 1800s. In research recently published ...

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US commissions first new nuclear reactors in 30 years

US commissions first new nuclear reactors in 30 years | Geochemistry | Scoop.it

Nature News | The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) signed off on the first new nuclear reactors since 1978 on Thursday, marking the beginning — and some might say the end — of the United States' nuclear renaissance.

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New light shed on wandering continents

New light shed on wandering continents | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
ScienceDaily | A layer of partially molten rock about 22 to 75 miles underground can't be the only mechanism that allows continents to gradually shift their position over millions of years, according to a new research.
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Ocean temperature changes

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TAIN (NCYT/UWM) | Produced by a multitude of mollusk species, nacre is widely used in jewelry and art. It is inlaid into musical instruments, furniture and decorative boxes. Fashioned into buttons, beads and a host of functional objects from pens to flatware, mother of pearl lends a lustrous iridescence to everyday objects.
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Carbonation Brings Diamonds To Surface

Carbonation Brings Diamonds To Surface | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Science News | Chemical reactions deep inside the Earth fuel magma’s gem-laden upward journey...
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Creating Earth

Creating Earth | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Science Friday, NPR | Theres artistry to creating the world, according to Rob Simmon, art director of NASA Earth Observatory. NASAs collection of Earth-from-space imagery dates back to the Apollo 8 mission, when astronauts snapped a picture of Earth rising over the moon.
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Biofuel from beneath the waves : Nature News & Comment

Biofuel from beneath the waves : Nature News & Comment | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Nature News | Engineered bacterium can produce ethanol directly from seaweed.
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Astronomers rediscover life on Earth -- by looking at the moon

Astronomers rediscover life on Earth -- by looking at the moon | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Science Daily | By observing the Moon using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have found evidence of life in the universe -- on Earth.
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Ocean acidification rate may be unprecedented

Ocean acidification rate may be unprecedented | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
The world's oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study.
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Souped-up cyclotrons offer isotope remedy : Nature News & Comment

Souped-up cyclotrons offer isotope remedy : Nature News & Comment | Geochemistry | Scoop.it
Approach could avert shortage of valuable tracers for medical imaging.
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EU to vote on oil sands pollution

EU to vote on oil sands pollution | Geochemistry | Scoop.it

BBC News | "European Union officials are expected to vote on draft legislation that would label Canadian fuel as more polluting than oil from other parts of the world."

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Supercontinent Amasia to take North Pole position

Supercontinent Amasia to take North Pole position | Geochemistry | Scoop.it

Nature News | In 50 million to 200 million years' time, all of Earth’s current continents will be pushed together into a single landmass around the North Pole. That is the conclusion of an effort1 to model the slow movements of the continents over the next tens of millions of years.

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