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How to Harvest Solar Power?

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Concept to beam solar power from satellites gains new global momentum. Massive satellites would beam solar energy back to ground-based receivers. Pentagon study says could be used for military operations, developing nations.

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Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Touches Soil

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Phoenix Mars Lander's arm makes test run a week after craft's touchdown. Next step in mission: Start scooping up soil and ice, running tests on them. JPL mission manager: First touch "allows us to utilize the robotic arm accurately". Mission's main goal is to seek evidence of compounds that are building blocks of life.

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Storm Prompts Boil Water Advisory for City of Jewell

Updated: 05/31/2008 - A Thursday night storm destroyed the City of Jewell's water tower, making it possible for contaminants to have entered the water system. People on the Jewell water system should take precautions until KDHE determines the water is safe.

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Storm Derails Train, Damages Buildings in Nebraska

Posted: 05/30/2008 - A storm bearing hail and possible tornadoes struck central Nebraska Thursday night, damaging businesses, derailing train cars, tearing down trees and disrupting power to thousands.

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Mayor: New Orleans Reinventing Itself

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Historic New Orleans is reinventing itself as it recovers from Hurricane Katrina, with efforts under way to help make this a safer, more vibrant city, Mayor Ray Nagin said in his annual State of the City address.

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2008 Could Set Records for Tornado Deaths

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Death toll from tornadoes in 2008 is already 110; average is 62 for a whole year. 2008 fatalities already highest in a decade, with the year less than half over. Numbers of tornadoes also above average in early months of this year. Deadliest year since organized records began is 1953, with 519 deaths.

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City Dwellers Produce Less Carbon, Report Suggests

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Study looked at largest 100 metro areas where two-thirds of people in U.S. live. Smallest carbon footprint was in cities in West, New England. Cities in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana dominated bottom tier of high carbon emitters. About 6.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air annually in the U.S.

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Robots Could Soon Rove Antarctica

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Georgia Tech think SnoMotes could add to satellites, sensors in getting data. Researchers hope the robots will ultimately cost around $10,000. Robots envisioned to document changing conditions in world's most remote places.

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