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April 22, 2014
FLORA AND FAUNA
Chimpanzees prefer firm, stable beds
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 23, 2014
Chimpanzees may select a certain type of wood, Ugandan Ironwood, over other options for its firm, stable, and resilient properties to make their bed, according to a study published April 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by David Samson from the University of Nevada and Kevin Hunt from Indiana University. Chimpanzees use tree branches to build beds or nests in trees. They select certain tree species to sleep in more frequently than other, but the reason for selecting a particular tree i ... read more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Everest guides abandon climbing season after deadly avalanche
Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year's climbing season to honour 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers' plans into chaos. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Cyclone curtails aerial search for MH370
The aerial search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 was suspended Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone, but not before several aircraft had departed on the mission, Australian officials said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy
Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak. ... more
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ENERGY TECH

Madagascar fights to prevent oil spill from stricken tanker
Madagascar has launched an emergency operation to prevent a stricken tanker from unleashing 10,000 cubic metres of crude oil into the postcard-perfect Emerald Sea off the country's north coast. ... more


AEROSPACE

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest: official
Nepal Sunday called off the search for local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest killed 13 colleagues, as climbers recalled the terrifying moments when the avalanche hit. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13
Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

INTERNET SPACE

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India
Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident
At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say. ... more
DEMOCRACY

IT czar Nilekani issues warning as India votes
IT billionaire turned political hopeful Nandan Nilekani said Thursday the "idea of India" was at stake as millions of voters headed to the ballot box in the latest phase of the mammoth elections. ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 mln: analysts
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing. ... more
NUKEWARS

India's opposition rules out major change to nuke policy
The head of India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tipped to win ongoing national elections, has ruled out any change in the country's "no-first-use" nuclear weapons policy. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

WAR REPORT

Sri Lanka troops kill emerging Tiger leaders: official
Sri Lanka's military on Friday shot dead three men they believed were trying to revive the separatist Tamil Tiger movement five years after its defeat, a spokesman said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting missing Flight MH370 was set to sweep the Indian Ocean seabed again Tuesday after cutting short its first mission, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any 'black box' data found. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mini-sub dives again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 was Tuesday set for a second sweep of the remote Indian Ocean seabed, after aborting its first search when it encountered water deeper than its operating limits. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US plans to sell Black Hawks to Mexico for $680 mn

Boeing labor dispute settled by arbitration

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
China's love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles

Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell

Luxury and large cars claim China auto show spotlight


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Huge boost in energy 'peak load' financial incentives in Summer 2014 for NYC's largest energy users

Ubiquitous Energy Secures Series A Financing

Expanding energy access key to solving global challenges


DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

Madagascar fights to prevent oil spill from stricken tanker

Geothermal Showcase to offer investor a global perpective on opportunities

TRADE WARS

Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017: industry body
China's annual demand for gold could jump around 20 percent by 2017 as more of its increasingly wealthy population seek new ways to make money, the World Gold Council predicted on Tuesday. ... more
TECTONICS

SU geologists prove early Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously thought
scientists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have determined that the Tibetan Plateau-the world's largest, highest, and flattest plateau-had a larger initial extent than previous ... more
WATER WORLD

Mini-sub deploys to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt
Australia decided Monday to deploy a mini-submarine to scour the unmapped Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysian jet MH370 at a daunting depth of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet), ending the search for black-box signals. ... more
WATER WORLD

Coral reefs of the Mozambique Channel a leading candidate for saving marine diversity
Marine scientists keen on finding patterns of coral decline and persistence in gradually warming oceans have a complex challenge: how to save reefs containing the most diversity with limited resourc ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nanoparticles Create Skinny Solar Cells

Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

Surprising material could play role in saving energy

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV

Thinnest feasible membrane produced

WAR REPORT

British Gurkha war hero fights one last campaign

INTERN DAILY

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

ENERGY NEWS

IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

MARSDAILY

India's mission to Mars crosses half-way mark

AEROSPACE

Elusive 'pings' keep MH370 search in limbo

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China's GDP growth to slow to 7.5% this year, 7.3% next: IMF

SPACEMART

ISRO examining business model for industries in satellite, rocket production

GPS NEWS

Indian navigation satellite soars into orbit, step closer to own GPS-like system

GPS NEWS

PSLV-C24 Launches India's Second Dedicated Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1B

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

India developing satellites to study stars

India to have own satellite navigation system by 2015

MH370 searchers detect promising acoustic lead

Australia probes 'encouraging' signals in MH370 hunt

Malaysia PM 'will not rest' until MH370 answers found

Sub joins MH370 hunt as Malaysia police probe draws blank

Ukraine delivers upgraded military transports to India

Sub joins MH370 hunt ahead of Malaysian PM visit to Perth

Nepal accused of succumbing to China pressure on Tibetans

Sri Lanka seeks divine help to avoid power cuts

No clues in MH370 cockpit transcript as search wears on

Kohler and CalTech Solar-Powered Toilet Heads to India Toilet Fair

Thai satellite spots 300 objects in jet search

Pandas and yak soup on Michelle Obama's China menu

Storms ground MH370 air search after new debris sighting

China demands Malaysia hand over MH370 satellite data

Gurkha war hero tells British MPs of 'third-class' treatment

US scholar urges nuclear deal with Pakistan

MH370 search back on as weather improves

Australia 'clutching' at MH370 leads after new data

MH370 relatives stage Beijing march against Malaysia

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