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South Asian power transmission link in the works

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Islamabad(SANA)Electricity trading with Pakistan is part of a larger plan of a South Asian transmission link, which will help countries in the sub-continent harness energy potential of the region.
India plans to sell 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Pakistan, which will help the country reduce its chronic power shortage, according to Calcutta-based newspaper The Telegraph.

Officials of the two countries are scheduled to meet next month to finalise the issues of tariff and grid connectivity. ... Read more about South Asian power transmission link in the works

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CAMBODIA: Using text messaging as weapon in malaria war

CAMBODIA: Using text messaging as weapon in malaria war
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TA REACH, 6 September 2011 (IRIN) - Cambodian efforts to contain the spread of malaria have been strengthened by a pilot project using text messaging and web-based technology."My work is definitely easier," said Sophana Pich, 41, one of 184 village malaria workers (VMWs) now trained in three provinces (Kampot, Siem Reap and Kampong Cham) since the project launch earlier this year.
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A Remnant From Algae In Malaria Parasite May Prove Its Weakness

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Joe Palca
A Remnant From Algae In Malaria Parasite May Prove Its Weakness
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An Anopheles albimanus mosquito, which is an important vector for malaria transmission in Central America.

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Time to Start Work on a Panic Button?

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JUSTIN GILLIS
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For two decades, the world’s governments have failed to meet their own commitment to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas. As frustration builds among scientists, some of them have begun to argue for research on a potential last-ditch option in case global warming starts to get out of control. It is called geoengineering — or directly manipulating the Earth’s climate.

The idea sounds like science fiction, but it is not. ... Read more about Time to Start Work on a Panic Button?

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Return to London please, via Moscow: Kremlin paves way for East to West rail link after after 'approving' $99bn Bering Strait tunnel

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Wil Longbottom
Return to London please, via Moscow: Kremlin paves way for East to West rail lin
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  • Trip of a lifetime would take the best part of three weeks through picturesque Alaska and Siberia
  • Russia set to complete extension of rail network to tip of Siberia by 2030
  • $99 billion plan would see 65-mile tunnel bored under Bering Strait and linking East and West

The prospect of an epic train journey from New York to London might seem like a distant dream for those seeking the ultimate railway holiday. ... Read more about Return to London please, via Moscow: Kremlin paves way for East to West rail link after after 'approving' $99bn Bering Strait tunnel

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UN Establishes a Committee on Global Geospatial Information

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Matt Ball
UN Establishes a Committee on Global Geospatial Information
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The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to establish a committee on global geospatial information management in order to enhance international dialogue and cooperation on spatial data infrastructures. The UN recognizes the benefits of geospatial information for application to humanitarian, peace and security, environmental and development challenges as well as to responses to climate change, natural disasters, pandemics, famines, population displacement, and food and economic crises. ... Read more about UN Establishes a Committee on Global Geospatial Information

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Miniature lab can diagnose disease in the field

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ALEXIS FLYNN, WILL CONNORS
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People who live in the poorest and remotest parts of the developing world often have their lives cut short by disease -- preventable or curable disease. The first essential step to fighting these diseases is correctly identifying them. But in the developing world, disease detection is often prohibitively expensive. ... Read more about Miniature lab can diagnose disease in the field

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State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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Yakout Mansour
State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables
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There is a new tool sharpening California's renewable vision. It is in the form of a state-of-the-art system control center that houses the first dedicated renewables dispatch facility in the nation. As the state approaches a goal of generating 20 percent of its power from renewable resources, which escalates to an ambitious 33 percent by 2020, ensuring reliability brings new meaning to California grid operations. ... Read more about State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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MIT Showcases New Way of Turning Sun's Heat into Electricity

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David Chandler, MIT
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"Very radical" concept could be a game-changer for the solar industry.

Cambridge, MA, USA -- MIT researchers and their collaborators have come up with an unusual, high performance and possibly less expensive way of turning the sun's heat into electricity. ... Read more about MIT Showcases New Way of Turning Sun's Heat into Electricity

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The World of Geographically Referenced Information is Facing a Paradigm Shift

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Erik Kjems
The World of Geographically Referenced Information is Facing a Paradigm Shift
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One of the biggest issues or discussion subject within the whole geographic information domain at the moment is the ever-changing demands for handling information in a better and more efficient way. The domain is expanding in all kinds of directions. What remains is geo-referenced information handled with a computer. We are seeing applications and demonstrators showing off in 3D and the wonderful things one can experience here. We are seeing an ever-growing number of applications that handle online information for example traffic or flight control. ... Read more about The World of Geographically Referenced Information is Facing a Paradigm Shift

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