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    A tax plan to stop climate change

    Original @ MIT News – Environment At MIT, former Congressman Bob Inglis speaks about climate and free enterprise. [...]

    Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, study says

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Tropical rainforests are often described as the “lungs of the earth,” able to inhale carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and exhale oxygen in return. The faster they grow, the more they mitigate climate change by absorbing CO2. [...]

    With unique data, researchers track the effect of Brazil’s ‘Soy Moratorium’ on an advancing agricultural frontier

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso produces enough soybeans to be the equivalent of Iowa and Illinois put together. But it also plays home to lush Amazon rain forest, one of the richest, and most vulnerable, ecological treasures on our planet. [...]

    Hybrid circuits can increase computational power of chaos-based systems

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories New research from North Carolina State University has found that combining digital and analog components in nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits can improve their computational power by enabling processing of a larger number of inputs. This “best… [...]

    PowerPoint and LED projector enable new technique for self-folding origami

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Peking University have found a new use for the ubiquitous PowerPoint slide: Producing self-folding three-dimensional origami structures from photocurable liquid polymers. [...]

    New organic lasers one step closer to reality

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories New research could make lasers emitting a wide range of colors more accessible and open new applications from communications and sensing to displays. [...]

    States with medical marijuana laws see drop in prescriptions

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Medical marijuana laws are associated with a decline in the number of prescriptions filled for Medicaid enrollees, according to a study published in the April issue of Health Affairs. [...]

    Unraveling the mystery of DNA attacks in cells’ powerhouse could pave way for new cancer treatments

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research has unravelled the mystery of how mitochondria—the energy generators within cells—can withstand attacks on their DNA from rogue molecules. [...]

    Discovery of a facile process for H2 production using ammonia as a carrier

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Hydrogen (H2) has attracted considerable attention as a clean energy source because the only by-product of its reaction with oxygen is water, and high efficiency for energy conversion is achieved when it is combined with fuel cell technologies. [...]

    Plasma catecholamines predict post-op A-fib after cardiac Sx

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Assessment of plasma catecholamines on the morning of surgery can predict the likelihood of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) for patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery, according to a study published online April 26 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [...]