Archive: 07/18/2007

A new dawn for climate prediction

Scientists must develop new, more adaptive approaches to predicting and monitoring climate, say climate modellers from the University of Exeter. In a 'perspectives' article published in leading journal Science, Professor Peter ...

Jul 18, 2007
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Helicopter flight trials for EGNOS

Successful trials have recently been conducted at Lausanne, Switzerland, using the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) to guide a helicopter as it approached and touched down at an emergency ...

Jul 18, 2007
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Assessing levies for by-catch could fund conservation measures

Fishing industry lines accidentally catch so many seabirds and turtles that their populations are being threatened. One solution offered by a Cornell researcher and an Australian government scientist is to assess fines when ...

Jul 18, 2007
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Gene identified for Crohn's disease in children

Pediatrics researchers have identified a gene variant that raises a child’s risk of Crohn’s disease, a chronic and painful condition attributed to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Jul 18, 2007
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New research proves single origin of humans in Africa

New research published in the journal Nature (19 July) has proved the single origin of humans theory by combining studies of global genetic variations in humans with skull measurements across the world. The research, at the ...

Jul 18, 2007
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The future of biofuels is not in corn

The future of biofuels is not in corn, says a new report released today by Food & Water Watch, the Network for New Energy Choices, and the Vermont Law School Institute for Energy and the Environment. The corn ethanol refinery ...

Jul 18, 2007
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