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U.S. Navy funds study on sepsis

BETHESDA, Md., March 5 (UPI) -- The Naval Medical Logistics Command has entered a cooperative agreement with a Maryland-based medical foundation for research into severe sepsis.
Volcanic eruptions help slow global warming

Volcanic eruptions help slow global warming

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- An uptick in volcanic activity around the world helps explain why global warming temperature trends have waned over the last decade.
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Researchers report another successful step toward fusion energy

Researchers report another successful step toward fusion energy

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists in California say they're one step closer to fusion energy, generating a reaction in which more energy came out of the fuel core than went into it.
Scientists overcome key barrier in route to nuclear fusion

Scientists overcome key barrier in route to nuclear fusion

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Researchers say the giant laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Calif. has produced fusion energy.
Brooks Hays

Mini-satellites could form 'space cop' traffic control system

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they're working on mini-satellites that could function as "space cops" to help avoid collisions in space of satellites and space debris.
Planet-hunting telescope camera returns first images of exoplanets

Planet-hunting telescope camera returns first images of exoplanets

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say the world's most powerful exoplanet-hunting camera has turned it eye to the skies and returned its first images.

Changes in global rain patterns linked to human activity

LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Variations in the location and intensity of global rainfall have been linked to global warming and human activities, scientists in California say.
Global precipitation changes linked to human activites

Global precipitation changes linked to human activites

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have linked human activities to global precipitation changes.
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Technique improves detection of bio-threats, explosives, drugs

LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations could improve detection of biological threats, explosives and drugs, U.S. scientists say.
Unemployment benefit claims soar 66K in second week of shutdown

Unemployment benefit claims soar 66K in second week of shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- First-time unemployment claims soared in the first week of the government shutdown, rising by 66,000 claims, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.
Experiment raises possibility life came to Earth from outer space

Experiment raises possibility life came to Earth from outer space

LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An international team including a U.S. scientist says it has confirmed life could have come to Earth from space, carried by comets.
Life-building compounds on early Earth may have had cosmic origins

Life-building compounds on early Earth may have had cosmic origins

LIVERMORE, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- Early Earth wasn't very hospitable when it came to starting life, U.S. and Canadian scientists say, so life on the planet may have come from out of this world.

Arsenic in Bangladesh water said natural

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- High arsenic levels in groundwater in Bangladesh are not the result of human activities but instead are part of a natural process, researchers say.

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Scientists measure giant black hole's spin

Scientists measure giant black hole's spin

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An international team, including U.S. researchers, reports it has definitively measured the spin rate of a super-massive black hole for the first time.

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Supercomputer sets computing record

Supercomputer sets computing record

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Engineers at California's Stanford University say they set a record in computer science by using a supercomputer with more than 1 million computing cores.

New technology can 'warm up' cold cases

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- New technology and a multidisciplinary approach can help revive cold cases by identifying human remains even after the passage of decades, U.S. researchers say.

U.S. laser experiment sets power record

LIVERMORE, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've conducted a laser experiment that briefly generated more power than the United States uses in any one instant of time.

Bacteria seen as biofuel production key

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- Understanding the makeup of a bacterium found in the soil of a tropical rainforest may lead to more efficient production of biofuels, U.S. researchers say.

Names proposed for new elements

LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An international panel has proposed names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table.

Biofuel combustion research needed

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've embarked on needed research into the chemistry of biofuel combustion.

Scientists solve climate science puzzle

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it has reconciled the differences between simulated and observed temperature trends in the tropics.

Study: Water table depth tied to droughts

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say whether another Great Plains 1930s-type "dust bowl" again develops depends on underground water storage depth.

Protein-cholesterol interactions studied

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. biophysicists say they have clarified the mysterious interaction between cholesterol and the brain's neurotransmitter receptors.
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