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Thursday | CBC News

Port Hawkesbury Paper using microbes to treat effluent

Port Hawkesbury Paper is using microbes to treat 30,000 cubic meters of sludge every day The paper mill is using microbes to treat 30,000 cubic meters of sludge every day.

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Thursday | Clarksville Online

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover drives out of area mapped as safe for it's 2012 Landing

NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long , that was mapped as safe terrain for its 2012 landing inside Gale Crater.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Pasadena, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Tech

Irwin Oppenheim passes away

MIT professor emeritus of chemistry Irwin Oppenheim, 84, of Cambridge, passed away on June 3 from complications following cardiac surgery.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Yale University

ZDNet

To infinity and beyond! Voyager 1 is indeed in interstellar space

Some people had doubted that Voyager 1, launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter and Saturn, actually reached interstellar space in 2013.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Pasadena, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Newswise

Salk Institute Welcomes Four New Faculty

The Salk Institute is pleased to welcome a new full professor and three new assistant professors, all exceptional leaders in their respective fields.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Harvard University, UC Los Angeles, California

Clarksville Online

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft senses Tsunami Waves from our Sun in Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Pasadena, CA, NASA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Victorville Daily Press

Jerry and Donna Siegel

Fifty-two years ago, the gods of good fortune arranged the chance meeting of two young university graduates: Donna from the University of Texas/Austin and Jerry, from California Institute of Technology/Pasadena.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Reese Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force, Williams Air Force Base

Thu Jul 03, 2014

RedOrbit

Stampede Supercomputer Simulations Help Shed...

Image Caption: Volume rendering of the entropy of a differentially rotating and highly magnetized progenitor to a supernova in a full 3-D.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Medical News Today

Some brain cells appear to make judgments based on a viewer's...

When evaluating another person's emotions - happy, sad, angry, afraid - humans take cues from facial expressions.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Scientific American

Nanotechnology: Deliver on a Promise

The Accurin nano-drug BIND-014 encases a toxic payload in a layer of biodegradable polymers , and uses molecules on the surface to target the tumour.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Newswise

In Study of Individual Neuron Activity, Key Brain Region Responds to Subjective Perception

When evaluating another person's emotions - happy, sad, angry, afraid - humans take cues from facial expressions.

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The News-Gazette

Top of the Morning, June 30, 2014: From the archives

Arnold and Mabel Beckman gave the University of Illinois $40 million and, Sinatra and the Beatles notwithstanding, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will turn 25 this year.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Science / Technology, Robots, Cullom, IL, Inventions, Champaign, IL

Sun Jun 29, 2014

SFGate

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

This May 15, 2014, artist concept rendering provided by NASA shows their Orbiting Carbon Observatory -2.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Global Warming, US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, Pasadena, CA, Space

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Python

eke.ecas 1.1.8

EDRN uses the EKE to make it easy to discover, share, search for, and retrieve all of EDRN's collective knowledge, including cancers and other diseases, biomarkers, specimens, investigators, participants, studies, protocols, and-as in the case of this product-science data.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Python

edrnsite.portlets 1.1.8

This software is developed by the EDRN Informatics Center at JPL , operated by the California Institute of Technology, for NCI .

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Latimer: Connecting the IQ dots

But what is behind general intelligence and creativity? Observation has long suggested intelligence involves a combination of knowledge and experience.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Nanotechweb.org

Polymer coating technique improves cantilever sensing

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have used a technique called surface-initiated polymerization to grow polymer films on nanocantilever chemical vapour sensors.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

Freshnews

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year with Mission Successes

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Pasadena, CA

Universe Today

Rosetta Detects Water on its Target Comet

It's no surprise that there is a lot of water in comets. The "dirty snowballs" are literally filled with the stuff, so much in fact it's thought that comets played a major role in delivering water to Earth.

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Free Republic

Plants Reveal Rainfall Changes Over Last 24,000 Years

Across the edges of the Indian Ocean, the amount of rainfall differs greatly. If it rains particularly hard in the Sumatran rain forest, the already arid region of East Africa is onset with drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

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