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Cornell's CONQUEST will propel quantum materials studies

By Anne Ju Cornell Chronicle December 5, 2013

A revolutionary instrument that will expedite the discovery of new, artificial forms of matter with unprecedented electronic and magnetic properties will be funded by a $4.13 million gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The new instrument, to be called the Moore CONQUEST (Creation and Observation of Novel Quantum ...

International Innovation: providing the tools to succeed

International Innovation December 2, 2013

An interview with Steve McCormick is featured in the latest issue of International Innovation.

International Innovation is an open access, global dissemination publication that provides unique access to bespoke interviews, content and presentations from for the wider scientific, technology and research communities.

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Fishy business: will venture capitalists embrace sustainable seafood?

By Clare Leschin-Hoar The Guardian November 29, 2013

Martin Reed has been selling sustainably-sourced seafood over the internet since 2010, but until recently he had never tried to sell investors on Blue Sea Labs, his San Francisco-based startup.

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Fish 2.0: A contest seeks to foster a more sustainable seafood industry

By Lee Van Der Voo Yale e360 November 25, 2013

Think of it as a live version of Shark Tank, the U.S. primetime TV favorite in which entrepreneurs pitch their fledgling companies to investors. 

Twenty pioneers in the sustainable seafood business climbed a stage at Stanford University earlier this month, and by the time they finished wooing the judges, the ...

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The landscape can protect our health - if we can protect the landscape

By Lynne Peeples The Huffington Post November 22, 2013

Friday marks the final day of the United Nations 
COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland. It also marks two weeks since a massive typhoon swept across the Philippines, leaving more than 5,000 people dead and many more injured, ill, homeless and hungry.

Much has been said of the ...

Secrets from the deep

By Wendy Frew The Sydney Morning Herald November 21, 2013

Violent bursts of organic matter from dying organisms, continuous showers of “marine snow” from the upper layers of a water column, and nutrients leaking from creatures so tiny they are invisible to the naked eye: this is the mysterious, microscopic world of our oceans.

One drop of seawater contains a ...

The human health costs of losing natural systems: quantifying Earth’s worth to public health

Wildlife Conservation Society November 19, 2013
NEW YORKA new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth’s natural systems. Looking comprehensively at available research to date, the paper's authors highlight ...

Fish 2.0′s technology competition winners announced at Stanford University

By Jeanine Stewart Undercurrent News November 18, 2013

Software and logistics company Blue Sea Labs took home the winning title at last week’s Fish 2.0 Competition Finals, held at Stanford University.

The judges of Fish 2.0, a business competition connecting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture businesses, were blown away... 

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Powered by Google, high resolution forest map reveals massive deforestation worldwide

By Rhett A. Butler Mongabay.com November 14, 2013


Researchers today released a long-awaited tool that reveals the extent of forest cover loss and gain on a global scale. Powered by Google's massive computing cloud, 
the interactive forest map establishes a new baseline for measuring deforestation and forest recovery across all of the world's countries... 

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Global deforestation trends mapped at fine scale for the first time

November 14, 2013

A University of Maryland-led partnership will publish the first high-resolution global map of forest cover change in Science this week, providing a valuable new tool for responsible land-use management and forest conservation. By analyzing global land-use changes at a fine scale (30 meters), the study provides both sufficient detail to ...