A study that examined the effects of the largest blackout in US history on mortality concluded that there were 28% more death than would have been expected if there had not been a blackout. Health impact of a black out is greater than previously thought.

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NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data provided courtesy of Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center). Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Defense. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.

This shows a simple Green Map of Massachusetts with some major features within the state. Source: http://camberville.greenmap.org/about/Sierran/MA2.png

A green map is an environmentally themed map, which plots the location of a variety of culturally significant resources. The purpose of such a map is to serve as a guide for sustainable living by integrating information from a variety of sources into a simple format.

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Photo shows the interior of the NIF target chamber. The service module carrying technicians can be seen on the left. On the right is the target positioner, which works with the target alignment system to precisely locate a target with an accuracy of less than the thickness of a human hair.  Photo credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Using the largest laser in the world that focuses on deuterium and tritium (DT) fuel targets converting them into helium in a fusion reaction, the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) project aims to demonstrate an innovative source of safe, green, renewable, and clean energy.

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A tick trap placed next to a wooded, recreation trail.  It is made of a foam cooler containing dry ice, with three holes on each of the four sides to release carbon dioxide from the ice. The cooler sits on cardboard and is surrounded by double-sided tape.  Ticks drawn by the carbon dioxide will come to be immobilized by the sticky tape.

Researchers have developed a tick surveillance program to determine the tick densities on deer-hunting grounds over the next five years. Two methods of tick collection are tested for this program. Hopefully this will contribute to the control of Lyme Disease risk.

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