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Forensic Language Analysis

Categories: Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Privacy,Science/Technology

Examines the scientific validity of using voice biometric systems in the public and private sectors for criminal investigations, verification of identity, and immigration matters. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Deep-Sea Mining

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Treaties

Describes the mineral deposit types being considered by British planners, proposed extraction methods, potential environmental effects, mitigation options, and the legal framework governing such activity in international waters. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Final Rule

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Language of the final regulation to be published In the Federal Register dealing with standards for ozone. The revised standard sets the limit at 0.070 parts per million. The rule becomes effective 60 days after publication in the Register. From the Environmental Protection Agency



EPA Strengthens Ozone Standards to Protect Public Health ….

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology!OpenDocument

Press release which describes the strengthening of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion from 75 ppb to protect public health. From the Environmental Protection Agency


NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology

Agency press release on discovery of evidence that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day planet of Mars. Describes the nature of the evidence and provides images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Making Open Science a Reality

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology

Reviews the progress in OECD countries in making the results of publicly funded research openly accessible. From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development


Sedimentological and Radiochemical Characteristics of Marsh Deposits from Assateague Island and the Adjacent Vicinity, Maryland and Virginia, Following Hurricane Sandy

Categories: Environment,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

Hurricanes can have a positive or negative effect on coastal wetlands and marshes. This study focuses on the sediment and other coastal effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Virginia coastline. From the U.S. Geological Survey


New Pluto Images from NASA’s New Horizons

Categories: Science/Technology

Images from the New Horizons spacecraft show the surface of Pluto to be more varied than expected. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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