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Japan seeds clouds to boost Tokyo rain

Japanese scientists have fired cloud seeding equipment to help top up reservoirs serving the 35 million people of greater Tokyo, officials said Friday, amid a sweltering summer dry spell.

dateAug 23, 2013 in Environment
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Oil leaks from submerged Philippine ferry

Philippine authorities said Sunday they were unable to stop fuel leaking from a ferry that sank, as oil spread to coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves more than five kilometres (three miles) away.

dateAug 19, 2013 in Environment
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Survey by microplanes

Smart and quick land surveys by unmanned microplanes are now offered by the German company MAVinci, an alumnus of ESA Business Incubation Centre Darmstadt.

dateAug 15, 2013 in Space Exploration
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