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Salty Snow Could Affect Air Pollution in the Arctic

Nov 17 2016 In pictures the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape In reality the area is rapidly changing Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind these changes ... - Read More

Solar Smart Window Could Offer Privacy and Light Control on Demand

between two glass panes When the window is off the liquid crystals scatter light making the glass opaque The silicon layer absorbs the light and provides the low power needed to align the crystals so ... - Read More

Generating Electricity with Tomato Waste

are resisting the flow of electricity Then they will tweak or replace that part The team acknowledges funding from the National Science Foundation National Aeronautics and Space Administration Electric Power Research Institute and the Office ... - Read More

Cracking Cases

there is undeniable potential for a NACIL future that honors its past ORNL is managed by UT Battelle for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter ... - Read More

TRMM satellite makes direct pass over Super Typhoon Maysak

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite delivered a remarkable image of Super Typhoon Maysak on March 31. TRMM obtained an image straight over the top of a super typhoon with a double eye wall Super ... - Read More

Better method for forecasting hurricane season

A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by a team of University of Arizona atmospheric scientists The UA team's new model improves the accuracy of seasonal ... - Read More

New information helps predict future climate change impacts on global tropics

Researchers at the University of Montana Princeton University Stanford University and Rutgers University among others are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better understanding of how they respond to seasonal climate variations ... - Read More

Atmosphere above Africa: Clouds and aerosol measurements

From Saharan dust storms to icy clouds to smoke on the opposite side of the continent the first image from NASA's newest cloud and aerosol measuring instrument provides a profile of the atmosphere above Africa ... - Read More

NASA Ames reproduces the building blocks of life in laboratory

NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil cytosine and thymine three key components of our hereditary material in the laboratory They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation ... - Read More

Freeze! Watching alloys change from liquid to solid could lead to better metals

If you put a camera in the ice machine and watched water turn into ice the process would look simple But the mechanism behind liquids turning to solids is actually quite complex and understanding it ... - Read More

Swarmies shuffle through field tests

Months of lab work has led to this chilly day by Florida standards with four small wheeled robots moving around the parking lot outside the Launch Control Center while their leader Kurt Leucht keeps electronic ... - Read More

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

A spark from a lightning bolt interstellar dust or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth But what happened next Life can exist without oxygen but without plentiful nitrogen to ... - Read More

Global sea ice diminishing, despite Antarctic gains

Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last decades a new NASA study finds As a whole the planet has been shedding sea ice ... - Read More

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories

The idea of computing systems based on controlling atomic spins just got a boost from new research performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and the U S Department of Energy's DOE Brookhaven National ... - Read More

Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson's patients

Parkinson's disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control tremors stiffness and in later stages problems with balance The symptoms are caused by a lack of the signal substance ... - Read More

Atmospheric rivers, cloud-creating aerosol particles, and california reservoirs

In the midst of the California rainy season scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets ... - Read More

Peat fire emissions may shed light on climate change

Wildfires which send hot flames and smoke high into the air create black carbon emissions associated with climate change and risk to human health Carbon emissions from wildfires in the contiguous U S are expected ... - Read More

NASA mountaintop sensor finds high methane over Los Angeles

A NASA study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles' annual emissions of methane an important greenhouse gas are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates ... - Read More

NASA satellite set to get the dirt on Earth's soil moisture

A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan 29 dawn launch ... - Read More

NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880 according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA scientists The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record with the exception ... - Read More
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