Tuesday, July 29 2014

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Science News Articles for Tuesday, July 29 2014
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Stanford Researchers Claim They Found "The Holy Grail" Of Battery Life

You can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting a research team claiming to have discovered a new technology or ability that will miraculously enhance battery capabilities as soon as a few quick problems are patched up or some niggling cost factors get fixed.

Saturn’s moon Titan teaches scientists about alien atmospheres

Thanks to an extensive analysis of Saturn’s moon Titan, a group of scientists has recently created a way of decrypting the messages hidden in the light signatures of exoplanets located billions of miles from Earth. The group used data gathered by the Cassini spacecraft during the years 2006 to 2011 in order to develop their groundbreaking technique.

Regulations only a first step in cutting emissionsc

MIT study finds that sectoral regulations will not cut emissions enough to substantially limit climate change, but are a good step toward phasing in a price on carbon.

The Health Benefits of Trees

They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. New research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are.

What did in the dinosaurs? That giant asteroid (or comet) had accomplices.

The demise of the dinosaurs, some 66 million years ago, represents the ultimate "Cold Case" – no eye witnesses, ancient physical evidence that's partial at best, and a pod of PIs bent on solving the mystery.