Archive: 01/19/2014

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government ...

dateJan 19, 2014 in Security
shares0 comments 4

Flight research center to test shape-changing wing idea

(Phys.org) —Conventional wing designs in the form of hinged flaps are in for a re-think. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has noted how hinged flight control surfaces came along shortly after wing-warping technology developed by the Wright Brother ...

dateJan 19, 2014 in Engineering weblog
shares0 comments 2

Hookworm genome sequenced

Going barefoot in parts of Africa, Asia and South America contributes to hookworm infections, which afflict an estimated 700 million of the world's poor. The parasitic worm lives in the soil and enters the body through the ...

dateJan 19, 2014 in Biotechnology
shares0 comments 0

EU weighs new climate goals, economic needs

The EU will announce climate change targets for 2030 next week but sharp differences over priorities and an unwillingness to take the lead while global rivals hang back may result in a modest compromise deal.

dateJan 19, 2014 in Environment
shares0 comments 2