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Remote Surveillance May Increase Chance of Survival for 'Uncontacted' Tribes, MU Study Finds
Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. View News Article (2014-04-23)

Study: Centuries of sand to grow Mississippi Delta
The wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta are slowly sinking and rapidly eroding, but new research from Rice University and the University of South Carolina has found the river's supply of sand - the material engineers most need to rebuild the delta - will stay constant for centuries. View News Article (2014-04-21)

Malaysian microjewels going extinct as they are discovered
A Malaysian-Dutch team of biologists have catalogued all 31 species of the tiny, but oh so pretty snail genus Plectostoma from West-Malaysia, Sumatra, and Thailand. Ten species are new to science, but some of those are going extinct as they are being discovered. View News Article (2014-03-25)

Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin
A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual currency whose value is highly volatile.  View News Article (2014-02-25)

Acid mine drainage reduces radioactivity in fracking waste
Much of the naturally occurring radioactivity in fracking wastewater might be removed by blending it with another wastewater from acid mine drainage, according to a Duke University-led study. View News Article (2014-01-10)

Chicago scientist involved in discovery of 4 new mammal species in Democratic Republic of Congo
Julian Kerbis Peterhans, a Roosevelt University professor and adjunct curator at The Field Museum who has conducted extensive studies on mammals in Africa, has announced the discovery of four new species of small mammals in the eastern section of the Democratic Republic of Congo. View News Article (2013-12-17)

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create Brand Associations by Mining Millions of Images From Social Media Sites
The images people share on social media - photos of favorite products and places, or of themselves at bars, sporting events and weddings - could be valuable to marketers assessing their customers' "top-of-mind" attitudes toward a brand. View News Article (2013-12-06)

An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining
Five hundred miles southeast of Hawai'i, in international waters far out of sight of any land, there are vast mineral resources 5,000 meters below the sea. View News Article (2013-12-05)

Burning biomass pellets instead of wood or plants in China could lower mercury emissions
For millions of homes, plants, wood and other types of "biomass" serve as an essential source of fuel, especially in developing countries, but their mercury content has raised flags among environmentalists and researchers. View News Article (2013-11-07)

Getting to grips with seizure prediction
A device that could predict when a person with epilepsy might next have a seizure is one step closer to reality thanks to the development of software by researchers in the USA. View News Article (2013-11-07)

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