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New nano-scale sensors may sniff out terrorists

From the MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats Scientists interested in the prospects of gas sensors based on binary metal oxide nanocomposites Scientists from the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICP RAS) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have demonstrated…

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Olympic-sized climate propaganda

It was wrong to interrupt Rio’s delightful opening ceremonies with deceitful agitprop Paul Driessen XXXI Olympiad competitors are joyfully showcasing their skills and sportsmanship, while delighted fans revel in their amazing efforts. But opening ceremonies featuring colorful history, dance, song and athletes were rudely interrupted by an unprecedented propaganda film. As audiences around the world…

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Analysis of Washington Post police-shootings data reveals surprising result – nearly 2x more whites than blacks shot by police

Note: While not the usual fare of WUWT, after some discussion with Mr. Eschenbach, I decided that this was an impartial data analysis, and that publishing it would be a public service that may be helpful in these troubled times. However, given the sensitive and inflammatory nature of the subject matter in the context of…

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Another Climate Scientist Accused of Financial Fraud

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – Climate Scientist Daniel Alongi has been indicted by Australian authorities, and accused of falsifying half a million dollars worth of expenses. A CLIMATE scientist who did research on the Great Barrier Reef for the Federal Government is accused of ripping off taxpayers to the tune of $556,508…

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Heat Resistant Chocolate: The New Defence against Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Swiss Chocolate Makers are working hard to ensure that a warmer world will still be able to enjoy premium chocolate treats. According to The Daily Meal; Swiss Chocolatier Barry Callebaut Creates Heat-Resistant Chocolate to Survive Global Warming Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut has created heat-resistant chocolate in an effort to…