Archive: 02/05/2012

Steroids control gas exchange in plants

Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss. Plants breathe through microscopic pores called stomata (Greek for mouths) on the surfaces of leaves. Over 40% of the carbon dioxide, CO2, in the ...

Feb 05, 2012
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Land-cover changes do not impact glacier loss

A new study shows that land-cover changes, in particular deforestation, in the vicinity of glaciers do not have an impact on glacier loss. However, the study, in which Innsbruck climate researcher were directly involved, ...

Feb 05, 2012
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Bogus training offer opens hacker doors to bank accounts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mischief-making hackers, always willing to try clever ways to bypass advanced security safeguards, have figured out a way to make off like bandits, literally. According to a BBC report, the exploit first ...

Feb 05, 2012 weblog
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China water project to 'begin operating in 2013'

A massive project to divert water from China's south to its drought-prone north -- which has seen hundreds of thousands of people relocated -- will become partly operational next year, state media reported.

Feb 05, 2012
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Cutting-edge cocktails light up New York

You're not allowed to light a cigarette in New York bars, but there's nothing to stop a bartender from setting your cocktail on fire with a 815 degrees Celsius (1,500 degrees Fahrenheit) poker.

Feb 05, 2012
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World powers 'plan anti-carbon tax talks'

India, Russia, the United States, China and other countries will meet in Moscow this month to decide whether to retaliate against the EU's decision to impose a carbon tax on air travel, a report says.

Feb 05, 2012
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US and Spain discuss cleanup of nuclear radiation

The United States is offering technical assistance to Spain to clean up land contaminated by radiation from undetonated nuclear bombs that accidentally fell on the area in 1966, the US State Department announced ...

Feb 05, 2012
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British firms warned of Olympics Internet gaps

British businesses are being warned of possible Internet breakdowns, data caps and "unavoidable" mobile phone problems during the London 2012 Olympics, in official advice from the Games organisers.

Feb 05, 2012
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