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High-energy Laser Beams may allow us to Control the Weather

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics and Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, University of Central Florida

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Mauna Kea telescope to stay on with NASA funding

A NASA project to protect satellites in space is expected to extend the life of one of Mauna Kea's older telescopes.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

PhysOrg Weblog

Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Albany Times Union

This Map Shows How Screwed Miami Is If Sea Levels Keep Rising

At a special Senate hearing Tuesday in Miami Beach, Senator Bill Nelson described south Florida as " ground zero" for climate change and its threat to coastal communities, calling for "new, innovative kinds of solutions" and warning that they won't be cheap.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Bill Nelson

Universe Today

How Many Moons Does Saturn Have?

A collage of Saturn and some of its moons: Titan, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea and Helene.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

News24

Proof of Heaven & Hell

How closely do your views align with those of the party you are voting for? Try our quiz - the results may shock you.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

U of A students take back the night

University of Arizona students are taking back the night to stop sexual assaults and rapes from happening in their community.

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The University Star

Visiting geography scholar outlines water resource issues facing state

Zachary Sugg, University of Arizona Ph.D. candidate and visiting scholar at Texas State, discussed current challenges with groundwater in Texas.

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Related Topix: San Marcos, TX

KOLD-TV Tucson

TPD report details Main Gate Square riot

The clash between police and upset basketball fans in March has created a legal mess for some and a pile of paperwork for many.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Great Falls Tribune

County health officer leaving for graduate school

Alicia Thompson is leaving her job as Cascade County's health officer, but not the field of public health, which she says needs better funding and smarter policies to improve.

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Related Topix: Cascade County, MT

KOLD-TV Tucson

Middle school students helping inventory trees at Case Park

A partnership between the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment will allow these students to perform an inventory of the trees at Case Park, off Harrison between 22nd St. and Broadway.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Digital Post Production

From Waste to Commerce: Arizona Students Use Wastewater to Grow and...

Learn how algae can not only be used to clean Arizonas wastewaters, but be turned into a renewable energy source and other valuable products May 1 and 2 at Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University

The Washington Evening Journal

Mid-Prairie students earn scholarship dollars and financial literacy classroom enhancements

This group is the current Parenting and Life Management class. They are among those at Mid-Prairie who completed the Financial Know-How Assessment in January.

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NatureNews

Chile quake defies expectations

Monika Sobiesiak wasn't expecting the morning of 2 April to start with such an adrenaline jolt.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Apartment Guide

Take a Tip from Tucson: Conserving Water in Your Apartment is an Easy Way to Observe Earth Day

Water is perhaps the most necessary substance we need for life, yet because of its easy availability, it is equally easy to take for granted.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, South Tucson, AZ

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Newswise

'Consciousness Central' TV Channel to Launch at Tucson Conference

Since ancient times, two types of views have approached the nature of consciousness, the reality it conveys and our place in the universe.

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Daily Mail

The laser that can make it rain: Researchers unveil radical system to start storms on command

Grads of $35,000-a-year prep school were 'masterminds behind heavily-armed drug ring at Philly colleges and private schools' Mother who 'hid SEVEN pregnancies from her family and strangled six of the newborns to death' appears in court to tell judge she's broke Teen acquitted for beating to death his stepbrother three years ago arrested for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family, University of Central Florida

BroadwayWorld.com

GraphicAudio Releases Yakima Henry 3: the Wild Breed by Frank Leslie

Yakima Henry ventures south of the border to save an old flame's brother from a Mexican prison-only to incur the wrath of deadly Apaches, scalp-hunting Rurales, and zealous revolutionaries... About the Author: PETER BRANDVOLD, a.k.a. FRANK LESLIE, grew up in small towns across North Dakota.

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The Raw Story

Pentagon-funded team developing high-powered laser to trigger lightning and rain

Stimulating static-charged particles in clouds with the right kind of laser could summon rain or lightning, scientists believe, but lasers cannot reliably be fired great enough distances for this to be practical.

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Related Topix: University of Central Florida

The Salinas Californian

Speaker to address ag, climate change

Guy McPherson, an outspoken University of Arizona professor who warns that impacts from climate change will be coming harder and faster than predicted, will be speaking Friday at Hartnell College's East Alisal Campus.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Global Warming

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