Monthly Archives: March 2012

Good News:End of the Earth Postponed

It’s a good news/bad news situation for believers in the 2012 Mayan apocalypse. The good news is that the Mayan “Long Count” calendar may not end on Dec. 21, 2012 (and, by extension, the world may not end along with … Continue reading

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Wind to play a major role in India’s electricity future

A new study, conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US, revealed that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates (about 20 times and up to 30 times greater than the current government estimate … Continue reading

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Cygnus Loop Nebula:Image from NASA

Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop Nebula, taken by NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about 1,500 light-years away, and is a supernova remnant, left over from a … Continue reading

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Is Extreme Weather Linked to Global Warming?

The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental. From the many single events a pattern … Continue reading

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