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NASA's SORCE satellite marks a decade in the sun

NASA
NASA's Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment SORCE satellite has been providing data on the sun's irradiance for 10 years SORCE measures electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun and the power per unit area of that ... - Read More

Model Allows Engineers to Test Fuel Systems on Computers

Released 3 14 2013 11 00 AM EDTEmbargo expired 3 18 2013 9 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Alabama Huntsville more news from this source Mar 18 2013 Engineers will be able to design ... - Read More

Increase in heavy rainfalls over past 60 years in upper Midwest, US

Water, Water, Water
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years according to a study from the University of Iowa The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought ... - Read More

Causes of 2011 Arctic ozone hole determined

Ozone, Ozone
A combination of extreme cold temperatures human made chemicals and a stagnant atmosphere were behind what became known as the Arctic ozone hole of 2011 a new NASA study finds Share This See Also Ozone ... - Read More

Amplified greenhouse effect shifts north's growing seasons

NASA
Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south according to a NASA funded study based on a 30 year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets Share ... - Read More

Working at the extreme edge of cosmic ice

Ice
Behind locked doors in a lab built like a bomb shelter Perry Gerakines makes something ordinary yet truly alien ice Share This See Also Nature of Water Spintronics Chemistry Carbon 14 Ice shelf Gas giant ... - Read More

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Pollutants
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain ... - Read More

What lies beneath: NASA Antarctic sub goes subglacial

NASA
When researcher Alberto Behar from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif joined an international Antarctic expedition last month on a trek to investigate a subglacial lake he brought with him a unique instrument designed ... - Read More

NASA on course to launch Orion flight test

NASA
The first spacecraft NASA has designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era is well on its way to making a flight test next year agency officials said Wednesday The mission is ... - Read More

Molecules assemble in water, hint at origins of life

molecules
The base pairs that hold together two pieces of RNA the older cousin of DNA are some of the most important molecular interactions in living cells Many scientists believe that these base pairs were part ... - Read More

Pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Pollution, Pollution
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More

Gases work with particles to promote cloud formation

climate, Climate
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology have published a study in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS showing for the first time that certain volatile ... - Read More

Physicists shine a light on particle assembly

Light, Light
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch Their work reported in the journal Science relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to ... - Read More

Antarctic lake beneath the ice sheet tested

Water, Water
In a first of its kind feat of science and engineering a National Science Foundation NSF funded research team has successfully drilled through 800 meters 2 600 feet of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial ... - Read More

Nanophotonics enables new kind of optical spectrometer

Spectrometer, Nanophotonics
By bringing nanophotonics technology to traditional optical spectroscopy a new kind of optical spectrometer with functions of sensing and spectral measurement has been recently demonstrated by a research team at The University of Alabama in ... - Read More

Bugs in the Atmosphere: Significant microorganism populations found in middle and upper troposphere

Microorganism
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms principally bacteria in the middle and upper troposphere that ... - Read More

NASA ozone study may benefit air standards, climate

Ozone
A new NASA led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone forming chemicals location matters Share This See Also Environmental Issues Ozone Holes Air Quality Air Pollution ... - Read More

Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft completes delta critical design review

System
The Joint Polar Satellite System JPSS 1 spacecraft recently cleared its final major design review demonstrating that spacecraft development is on track to provide critical environmental data when launched no later than the first quarter ... - Read More

Bubbling up organics in an ocean vent simulator

Ocean
Fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City ... - Read More

2012 sustained long-term climate warming trend, NASA finds

Temperature
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880 continuing a long term trend of rising global temperatures With the exception of 1998 the nine warmest years in the 132 year ... - Read More
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