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Soils in newly forested areas store substantial carbon that could help offset climate change
Surface appearances can be so misleading: In most forests, the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in the trees themselves. View News Article (2013-04-02)

NSF-funded Superhero Supercomputer Helps Battle Autism
When it officially came online at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in early January 2012, Gordon was instantly impressive. In one demonstration, it sustained more than 35 million input/output operations per second--then, a world record. View News Article (2013-03-27)

Key find for treating wastewater on World Water Day
A newly developed membrane used to separate waste from water could become key in the treatment of pollutants ranging from acid mine drainage to oil-containing wastewater, as well as in processes ranging from desalination to kidney dialysis.  View News Article (2013-03-26)

Study shows resources giveaway in Latin America; Outdated model tramples human rights, environment
A new study reveals that governments in Latin America have returned to natural resources extraction to fuel development-while paying scant attention to the impact mining, oil exploration and other activities have on the environment or on the people who own the land. View News Article (2013-03-25)

Report: Communications Technology Among Tools Needed to Aid Miner Safety
A new National Academy of Sciences report identifies tools that would help miners devise their own means of escape when trapped underground. View News Article (2013-03-18)

Using Twitter to Predict the Influence of Lifestyle on Health
Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors - social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others - influence health. View News Article (2013-02-08)

Mercury contamination in water can be detected with a mobile phone
Chemists at the University of Burgos (Spain) have manufactured a sheet that changes colour in the presence of water contaminated with mercury. View News Article (2013-02-07)

Increases in extreme rainfall linked to global warming
A worldwide review of global rainfall data led by the University of Adelaide has found that the intensity of the most extreme rainfall events is increasing across the globe as temperatures rise. View News Article (2013-02-04)

Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste
Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found. View News Article (2013-01-09)

Ben-Gurion U. researchers use data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveal that data culled from geosocial networks like the GPS traffic app Waze can help prevent traffic incidents with better deployment of police resources at the most accident prone areas. View News Article (2013-01-07)

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