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Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:37:14 GMT by Paromita Pain

Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26th December 2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The Federal Government of Germany contracted the Helmholtz Association, represented by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, to work on and execute an early warning tsunami system in the Indian Ocean

Indonesian and German collaboration completes tsunami early warning system

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:11:14 GMT by Michael Evans

A team from the NASA Lunar Research Institute concludes that the Earth, Moon and Mars were formed as the result of massive solar impacts. It is known that siderophile, or metal-loving elements such as gold and platinum are common to the mantles of Earth, the Moon and Mars and new research has shown that massive impactors delivered this abundance during the final phase of planet formation

New insights into the formation of the Earth, the Moon and Mars

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Posted Mon, 27 Dec 2010 06:28:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

El Sidron in Spain was always a site of mystery thanks to pair of human jawbones discovered there in 1994. They were thought to date back to the Spanish Civil War. In paper released on this week scientists have said that those bones belonged to Neanderthals who died 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man: Victim of cannibalism?

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:14:05 GMT by David Hewitt

The launch of Britain's first hydrogen-powered bus service on a major tourist route in the heart of London shows the city is serious about becoming an eco-friendly travel destination. Seeing London as a tourist needn't cost the Earth, in more ways than one.

Tourist hydrogen buses further boost London's green credentials

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:24:03 GMT by David Hewitt

London botanists are co-ordinating a global hunt for the wild relatives of staple foods, fearing existing crop types may be unable to cope with the threat of climate change. Now, scientists across the world are being asked to search for the wild relatives of a number of staple crops so as to protect global food supplies against the mounting threat of climate change.

Scientists unite in global hunt for climate change-resistant crops

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:55:08 GMT by Emma McNeil

Cryptozoology is the study of 'hidden' animals. Those animals that have never previously been recognised by the scientific community and rediscovered animals that were thought to be extinct but show up again, often unexpectedly, in their original habitat.

Earth Times Meets Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 09:59:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian centre for Astrophysics say that have isolated arsenic tolerant bacteria from mono lake an ancient alkaline lake in California. They were fed arsenic instead of phosphorous an element essential for life and they gradually replaced the phosphorous with arsenic atoms. This, say scientists, will change the way we view adaptability of life forms.

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:50:00 GMT by Louise Murray

CryoSat-2 is a European Space Agency satellite which will deliver vital information about the ice at the poles. The satellite's job is to focus on the polar regions to assess the effects of climate change on ice thickness in the ice caps and floating sea ice.

Mapping Earth's ice from Space

The rush to electric cars continues

The rush to electric cars continues

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:48:04 GMT by John Dean

American motor manufacturer Ford has confirmed the first twenty cities in the United States that will sell its new electric car. The Ford Motor Company said the cities have been chosen to sell the new Focus Electric when it hits the market in late 2011.

The rush to electric cars continues

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

Posted Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:37:05 GMT by Rachel England

New partnership tackles bioplastic issues. Using bioplastics for the manufacture of microwaveable trays will be of particular benefit as the traditional black trays are difficult to recycle and often end up in landfill.

Israeli and British partnership tackles global challenges

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 10:41:08 GMT by Julian Jackson

Engineer provides new insight into pterodactyl flight by building epoxy resin and carbon fibre wings. Giant pterosaurs – ancient reptiles that flew over the heads of dinosaurs – were at their best in gentle tropical breezes, soaring over hillsides and coastlines or floating over land and sea on thermally driven air currents, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

New Research Suggests How Pterodactyls Really Flew

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:22:19 GMT by Rachel England

Scientists have discovered a more environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam. As bioplastics revolutionise the packaging industry, scientists have now discovered a greener alternative to traditional Styrofoam packaging blocks.

New 'bio-Styrofoam' seems 'pretty green'

Bioplastic no saving grace

Bioplastic no saving grace

Posted Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:51:02 GMT by Rachel England

Bioplastics are not as 'green' as originally thought. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found that bioplastics are not the packaging problem solver they were originally considered to be.

Bioplastic no saving grace

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:08:05 GMT by Julian Jackson

Join this exciting new experiment and help scientists understand better what may lie ahead for the weather in local regions. Scientists don't know enough about climate change, particularly how it will vary locally. One of the most significant climate sites, climateprediction.net has today launched an experiment you can do at home.

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Fate of the World is one of a new breed of video games that bill themselves as a strategy game with a conscience, exploring a nail-biting set of global warming scenarios, two hundred years into the future.

Saving the world from global warming, digitally

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:34:02 GMT by Julian Jackson

Charcoal mixed with fertiliser can enhance soil and hold climate changing carbon safely in the ground: Spanish conquistador Francisco del Orellana peered through the Amazon undergrowth. He saw thriving settlements and fertile agriculture along the river. This was 1542. Later visits by other explorers found only jungle and poor soils which could not support agriculture.

Biochar - Ancient Amazonians may hold key to Carbon Capture

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Vainglorious peacock or successful breeder?

Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

'Spiny' is the Super-Sized Predatory Dino

Posted Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:28:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Ice melt increases at both Poles

Posted Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:22:16 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Planet of the Insects

Posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:15:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Ocean temperature changes are a big alarm call

Posted Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:09:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Old crocs never die, except when it's cold

Posted Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:02:03 GMT by JW Dowey

Dream animal lives - as a fossil

Posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Tallest penguins ever are discovered

Posted Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:55:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Marmosets are marvelous !

Posted Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

How techy is Eric?

Posted Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mono Lake bacteria: Challenging life adaptability

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 09:59:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Ancestor of hummingbird and swift

Posted Thu, 02 May 2013 10:58:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change killed off Viking settlement on Greenland

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 14:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

SuperHomes are Open to Visitors

Posted Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:21:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Learning to read the fossil language

Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:08:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Minoans and genes

Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 13:04:15 GMT by JW Dowey

Scientist protects seeds for future generations

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:19:00 GMT by John Dean

Weather at Home - use your computer to model climate change

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:08:05 GMT by Julian Jackson

Super-eruptions may only take hundreds of years to form

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 21:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

New Tegra 3 Chip from NVIDIA rocks the mobile computing world

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:48:01 GMT by James Mathews