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Ten (Warmist) Scientists Want A Meeting With Florida’s GOP Governor To Explain Climate Change

Climate Depot - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:09
Ten Scientists Want A Meeting With Florida’s Governor To Explain Climate Change http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/16/3460704/scientists-rick-scott-florida-letter/ Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) CREDIT: Office of Rick Scott / Meredyth Hope Hall If you’re not a scientist, presumably you should listen to people who are when grappling with climate change. That is the logic, at least, of a group of scientists [...]

Areva to dismantle Swedish research reactors

World Nuclear News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:58
Two reactors used for early nuclear energy research in Sweden are to be dismantled by Areva. Work to completely dismantle the R2 and R2-0 reactors and associated systems is due to be finished within five years.

Paper: ‘History will condemn climate change denialists’ for ‘their contribution to the coming catastrophe’

Climate Depot - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:45

St Louis: Breaks cold record that has stood since 19th century

Climate Depot - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:33

‘Coldest July day in Minneapolis since 1884′

Climate Depot - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:32

Small reactor developers assess UK-US collaboration

World Nuclear News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:46

Three companies developing small nuclear power reactor technology have debated whether US and UK regulators – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office for Nuclear Regulation – ought to work together to smooth their path through the licensing process.

Skepticism akin to threatening the life of ‘a little girl’: NYT Profiles ‘Outlier’ Dr. John Christy: ‘Skeptic of Climate Change Finds Himself a Target of Suspicion’ – Portrays him as roadblock to ‘staving off potentially catastrophic warming’

Climate Depot - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:43
John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama here, says he remembers the morning he spotted a well-known colleague at a gathering of climate experts. “I walked over and held out my hand to greet him,” Dr. Christy recalled. “He looked me in the eye and he said, ‘No.’ I said, [...]

Funds approved for stalled US federal projects

World Nuclear News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:19
Funding for licensing of the Yucca Mountain repository and for construction of the MOX plant are included in the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The bill has been approved by the US House of Representatives but awaits final approval by the Senate.

More Heat about Ocean Heat – another nail in the AGW coffin

Climate Depot - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:52
More Heat about Ocean Heat – another nail in the AGW coffin http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com/2014/07/more-heat-about-ocean-heat-another-nail.html Anthony CoxI have previously written about the fact that the heat in the ocean isn’t there. A Facebook commentator produced some excellent graphs based on the ARGO data which showed NO heat accumulation at any level in the world’s oceans. This lack of warming contradicts [...]

Obama Admin refuses states military fire fighting equipment for wildfires because trucks don’t meet federal emissions standards

Climate Depot - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:27

Warmist scientist: ‘The one thing that doesn’t exist anymore is normal weather’

Climate Depot - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:19
Insane claim from @environmentca #climate scientist: “The one thing that doesn’t exist anymore is normal weather” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tornadoes-of-fire-in-n-w-t-linked-to-climate-change-1.2706131 https://twitter.com/tan123/status/489066020397539328

Remodeling of protein location and function [Systems Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:43
Protein location and function can change dynamically depending on many factors, including environmental stress, disease state, age, developmental stage, and cell type. Here, we describe an integrative computational framework, called the conditional function predictor (CoFP; http://nbm.ajou.ac.kr/cofp/), for predicting changes in subcellular location and function on a proteome-wide scale. The essence...

Sizes of nano/microstructures for thermoelectrics [Engineering]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:43
In this paper, we systematically investigate three different routes of synthesizing 2% Na-doped PbTe after melting the elements: (i) quenching followed by hot-pressing (QH), (ii) annealing followed by hot-pressing, and (iii) quenching and annealing followed by hot-pressing. We found that the thermoelectric figure of merit, zT, strongly depends on the...

Insulin-like peptide 5 is an orexigenic hormone [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:43
The gut endocrine system is emerging as a central player in the control of appetite and glucose homeostasis, and as a rich source of peptides with therapeutic potential in the field of diabetes and obesity. In this study we have explored the physiology of insulin-like peptide 5 (Insl5), which we...

Involvement of SLs in shoot gravitropism [Plant Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:43
Tiller angle, a key agronomic trait for achieving ideal plant architecture and increasing grain yield, is regulated mainly by shoot gravitropism. Strigolactones (SLs) are a group of newly identified plant hormones that are essential for shoot branching/rice tillering and have further biological functions as yet undetermined. Through screening for suppressors...

Discovery of coesite and stishovite in eucrite [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:43
Howardite–eucrite–diogenite meteorites (HEDs) probably originated from the asteroid 4 Vesta. We investigated one eucrite, Béréba, to clarify a dynamic event that occurred on 4 Vesta using a shock-induced high-pressure polymorph. We discovered high-pressure polymorphs of silica, coesite, and stishovite originating from quartz and/or cristobalite in and around the shock-melt veins...

Dehalococcoides isolates respire on PCBs [Environmental Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:43
Fastidious anaerobic bacteria play critical roles in environmental bioremediation of halogenated compounds. However, their characterization and application have been largely impeded by difficulties in growing them in pure culture. Thus far, no pure culture has been reported to respire on the notorious polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and functional genes responsible for...
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