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Cites meeting set for tense closing

Cites meeting set for tense closing | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The last session of the Cites conservation conference could see decisions on shark trade overturned, and sanctions on ivory trade watered down.
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iPhone turned into microscope for £5

iPhone turned into microscope for £5 | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Scientists in Tanzania turned an iPhone into an amateur microscope to check schoolchildren for intestinal worms.
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Fake fingers 'used for Brazil fraud'

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A Brazilian doctor faces charges of fraud after being caught on camera using silicon fingers to sign in for her absent colleagues, police say.
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Pirate Bay for 3D printing launched

Pirate Bay for 3D printing launched | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The man behind the 3D printed gun has new plans to offer copyright-free access to a range of printable goods.
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Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in...
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German student builds electromagnetic harvester to recharge a battery

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Dennis Siegel, a student at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany has built what he calls an electromagnetic harvester—it converts electromagnetic fields in the immediate environment into electricity to recharge a common AA battery.
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Sulfur in hollow nanofibers overcomes challenges of lithium-ion battery design

Sulfur in hollow nanofibers overcomes challenges of lithium-ion battery design | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers have used nanotechnology to invent a better lithium ion battery cathode.
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Recycled Hard Drive Desk Clock

Recycled Hard Drive Desk Clock | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
This is an idea that I came up with while taking apart old hard drives for fun. It turned into a regular thing and now I've got the process down to a ...
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Penn: Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

Penn: Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Bioengineers have been steadily advancing toward the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient’s own cells, but a few major challenges remain.
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Injection-free vaccination

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Scientists at King's College London have demonstrated the ability to deliver a dried live vaccine to the skin without a traditional needle, and shown for the first time that this technique is powerful enough to enable specialised immune cells in...
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New Report Finds Louisiana Sea Level Rise Fastest in World

New Report Finds Louisiana Sea Level Rise Fastest in World | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it

Stunning new data not yet publicly released shows Louisiana losing its battle with rising seas much more quickly than even the most pessimistic studies have predicted to date.

 

While state officials continue to argue over restoration projects to save the state’s sinking, crumbling coast, top researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have concluded that Louisiana is in line for the highest rate of sea-level rise “on the planet.”

 

The news of NOAA’s new calculations comes on the heels a 2011 U.S. Geological Survey report, which found that coastal Louisiana had lost 1,883 square miles of land between 1932 and 2010  — an area almost the size of the state of Delaware. (See the map at the top of this post.) From 1985 to 2010, the report found a rate of wetland loss amounting to 16.57 square miles every year. That works out to the loss of an area the size of one football field every hour.

 

Nearly half of that wetland loss occurred in the Terrebonne and Barataria wetland basins. These are home to Terrebonne Parish, source of inspiration to Beasts director Zeitlin, and neighboring Lafourche parish. (The latter was in the news in early January, with reports of cemeteries washing away.)


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Just keep on polluting the planet, look on the bright side, people who are miles from the sea will soon have seaviews!!!!

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Greg Wurn's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:52 PM

how fast  should we be working to replace our old poluting technologys with substainable ones, with the speed that global warming change is happening the sooner the better I think !

Sepp Hasslberger's comment, March 1, 2013 4:03 AM
Not really sea level rise, it seems, but land subsiding. Otherwise, why only there?
Greg Wurn's comment, March 4, 2013 9:40 AM
good point Sepp, maybe a bit of both !
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News in Brief: Synthetic nanomaterial can recognize viruses | Molecules | Science News

News in Brief: Synthetic nanomaterial can recognize viruses | Molecules | Science News | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Ohio Researchers Unveil Emissions-Free Method of Extracting Energy from Coal

Ohio Researchers Unveil Emissions-Free Method of Extracting Energy from Coal | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Researchers at Ohio State University have discovered a new way to extract energy from coal without burning.
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Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another planetary system

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Researchers have conducted a remote reconnaissance of a distant planetary system with a new telescope imaging system that sifts through the blinding light of stars.
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Nanotubes boost potential of salinity power as a renewable energy source

Nanotubes boost potential of salinity power as a renewable energy source | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Researchers have created an experimental device that indicates boron nitride nanotubes provide an extremely efficient solution for converting the energy of ...
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Microsoft opens up on Kinect code

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Microsoft has opened up access to the core computer code for its Kinect motion-sensing device.
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Commercially-available NanoTritium battery can power microelectronics for 20+ years

Commercially-available NanoTritium battery can power microelectronics for 20+ years | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The NanoTritium betavoltaic power source from City Labs is a thumb-sized battery that draws on the energy released from its radioactive element to provide c...
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Japan quake 'heard at edge of space'

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A deep rumble produced by the great Tohoku earthquake in Japan two years ago was sensed by a satellite circling the Earth, scientists say.
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Scientists increase lithium-sulfur battery lifetime by a factor of 10

Scientists increase lithium-sulfur battery lifetime by a factor of 10 | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—The world of rechargeable batteries is full of trade-offs. While lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are currently the most commercially successful, their low energy density doesn't allow for a long driving range.
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Volkswagen prepares to build the world's most fuel efficient production car

Volkswagen prepares to build the world's most fuel efficient production car | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The Volkswagen XL1 combines extreme aerodynamics, a tiny plug-in hybrid powertrain and ultralight components to become the world's most fuel efficient produ...
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Scans to unlock secrets of the brain

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Scientists in the US publish the most detailed brain scans the world has ever seen as part of a project to understand how the organ works
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US doctors cure child born with HIV

US doctors cure child born with HIV | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus but now needing no medication
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The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis

THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Learn more about the Competition and FOCUS FORWARD at focusforwardfilms.com Ric…
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Prince Harry buys girlfriend Cressida Bonas a pair of designer Manitobah Mukluk snow boots

Prince Harry buys girlfriend Cressida Bonas a pair of designer Manitobah Mukluk snow boots | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The royal spent around £300 on a pair of Manitobah Mukluk boots as a treat for Cressida Bonas in the Swiss resort of Verbier
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