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Expert Says Ransomware Attack on Atlanta Is Just the Beginning

Posted: 30 Mar 2018 02:45 PM PDT

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Is There Life Adrift in the Clouds of Venus?

Posted: 30 Mar 2018 02:05 PM PDT

Newswise imageIn the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for example, has geological features that suggest it once had -- and still has -- subsurface liquid water, an almost sure prerequisite for life. Scientists have also eyed Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus as well as Jupiter's moons Europa, Ganymede and Callisto as possible havens for life in the oceans under their icy crusts. Now, however, scientists are dusting off an old idea that promises a new vista in the hunt for life beyond Earth: the clouds of Venus.

Ithaca College Dramatically Cuts Carbon Emissions with Move to Renewable Electricity

Posted: 30 Mar 2018 12:45 PM PDT

Newswise imageIthaca College has made the important decision to transition its electricity supply exclusively to clean and renewable sources, significantly reducing its carbon footprint and helping move the college toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral.Since February 2018, 100 percent of the colleges electricity has been purchased from Green-e certified national wind farms.

Microengineered Slippery Rough Surface for Water Harvesting in Air

Posted: 30 Mar 2018 12:00 PM PDT

Newswise imageA slippery rough surface (SRS) inspired by both pitcher plants and rice leaves outperforms state-of-the-art liquid-repellent surfaces in water harvesting applications, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and University of Texas at Dallas.