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NASA Eyes Close-Up Mission to Uranus, Neptune
SPACE.COM New NASA mission ideas would investigate the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once. 2 hours
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Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?
PHYS.ORG In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room-temperature environments, yet exploiting some of the deepest... 2 hours
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
Science Magazine In the lower solar atmosphere, the chromosphere is permeated by jets known as spicules, in which plasma is propelled at speeds of 50 to 150 kilometers per second into the... 2 hours
Cold-Blooded Mummy: How India's Hot Weather Preserved a Reptile
LIVE SCIENCE A thirsty chameleon that perished during its desperate search for water may no longer be of this world, but its mummy — naturally preserved by India's hot, tropical climate —... 3 hours
NASA's infrared and radar eyes in space cast on Tropical Storm Cindy
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Cindy in infrared light to identify areas of strongest storms and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM... 4 hours
Holey pattern boosts coherence of nanomechanical membrane vibrations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have introduced a new type of nanomechanical resonator, in which a pattern of holes localizes vibrations to a small region in a 30 nm thick membrane. The pattern dramatically suppresses coupling... 4 hours
Holey pattern boosts coherence of nanomechanical membrane vibrations
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have introduced a new type of nanomechanical resonator, in which a pattern of holes localizes vibrations to a small region in a 30 nm thick membrane.... 5 hours
Newly identified protection mechanism serves as first responder to cellular stress
SCIENCE DAILY A new type of rapid-response defense mechanism has been discovered that helps protect cells from environmental stress while giving slower, well-known protection systems time to act. 6 hours
Urban agriculture only provides small environmental benefits in northeastern US
SCIENCE DAILY 'Buy local' sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and... 6 hours
Charting a better future for Africa
MIT Kenneth Strzepek applies models to help decision makers advance food security and sustainable development in a climate-compromised continent. 6 hours
Magnetic memories of a metal world
PHYS.ORG 4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of Mars was involved in a series of fierce collisions with other large planetary bodies. 6 hours
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The world's first 3-D printed reinforced concrete bridge starts to take shape
PHYS.ORG Today the Built Environment department's concrete printer starts printing the world's first 3-D printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete bridge. The cycle bridge will be part... 7 hours
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Chicken Sandwich Flight to Near-Space Delayed Again
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Student-built satellite aims to provide insight on effects of solar storms
PHYS.ORG This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will launch a Penn State student-built satellite into orbit that will help learn more about space weather. 8 hours
Older Fathers Have ‘Geekier’ Sons, Research Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM New research published in the journal Translational Psychiatry suggests that sons of older dads are more intelligent, more focused on their interests... 9 hours
Study demonstrates a better way to store renewable energy
PHYS.ORG In an effort to find better ways to store renewable energy, physicists at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with a scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology,... 9 hours
Frequent hot summers in Europe/west Asia and northeast Asia after the mid-1990s
PHYS.ORG After the mid-1990s, the global surface temperature presented a significant warming trend. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the global mean surface temperature of... 10 hours
Vegetation phenology variability based on Tibetan Plateau tree-ring data
PHYS.ORG In recent years, researchers have focused on how vegetation phenology on the Tibetan Plateau (TP), the Earth's largest surface area above 4000 m ASL, responds to rising temperatures. An increase... 10 hours
Record UK rainfall in winter 2013-14 caused by tropics, stratosphere and climate warming
PHYS.ORG New research has revealed the causes of the UK's record rainfall and subsequent flooding during the 2013-14 winter. 13 hours
Bolivian glacier samples ready for global ice archives
PHYS.ORG Scientists studying global warming recently climbed Bolivia's towering Mount Illimani and extracted samples of glacier ice packed with thousands of years of climate data. 13 hours
Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
PHYS.ORG Polish Environment Minister Jan Szyszko, whom green activists have criticised for allowing large-scale logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, on Wednesday called for the vast woodland... 23 hours
Oil, gas giants could waste trillions in a 2C world: report
PHYS.ORG Thirty percent of investments planned by oil and gas majors over the next decade could be wasted if the world economy retools to cap global warming... 23 hours
New research leverages big data to predict severe weather
PHYS.ORG Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research from Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and... 24 hours
‘Bright night’ glowing sky mystery solved
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New research leverages big data to predict severe weather
SCIENCE DAILY Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research has found a way to better predict some of these threats... 1 day
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
SCIENCE DAILY Warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, suggests a new report. 1 day
Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption
SCIENCE DAILY A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through... 1 day
British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption
REUTERS STAFFORD, England (Reuters) - Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that... 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Storm Bret's finale
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Bret was weakening with NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead on June 20, and within three hours of the overpass, Bret degenerated into a tropical wave. 1 day
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
PHYS.ORG The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë of the University's College of Science and published in the Global Change Biology journal, argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and... 1 day
Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption
PHYS.ORG A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through... 1 day
New antibody uses 1-2 punch to potentially treat blood cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral... 1 day
Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees
SCIENCE DAILY The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of scientists has analyzed regional climate series from the... 1 day
Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity
REUTERS ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia (Reuters) - A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting... 1 day
Ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate
SCIENCE DAILY There is a clear potential for practical and useful predictions of northwestern European and Arctic climate based on the state of the ocean, new research indicates. 1 day
Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climate
SCIENCE DAILY Waves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing ocean circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate over an uneven ocean bottom. The internal waves generated by... 1 day
New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution, diseases
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated.... 1 day
Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees
PHYS.ORG The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of scientists has analysed regional climate series from the... 1 day
Newly identified protection mechanism serves as first responder to cellular stress
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a new type of rapid-response defense mechanism that helps protect cells from environmental stress while... 1 day
New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution and diseases
PHYS.ORG When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive... 1 day
Intelligent underground robot for urban environments
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are leading the implementation of a new kind of autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. The system, developed within the framework of the European research... 1 day
Frog fossils tell us something new about rain patterns on South Africa's west coast
PHYS.ORG Around 5.1 million years ago, fascinating and now extinct animals like sabre-toothed cats, wolverines and short-necked giraffe roamed the west... 1 day
Urban agriculture only provides small environmental benefits in northeastern US
PHYS.ORG "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and... 1 day
The ocean predicts future northwestern European and Arctic climate
PHYS.ORG A new study in the journal Nature Communications by researchers from the University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway, and University of Oxford, UK, demonstrates that there... 1 day
Great opportunities for marine research with new underwater vehicle
PHYS.ORG The University of Gothenburg soon will have its first autonomous underwater vehicle for research use. This will make it possible to conduct detailed studies of the seabed at great depths... 1 day
Saying 'climate change' instead of 'global warming' decreases partisan gap by 30 percent in U.S.
PHYS.ORG On the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate... 1 day
Measuring biological dust in the wind
PHYS.ORG In the popular children's story "Horton Hears a Who!" author Dr. Seuss tells of a gentle and protective elephant who stumbles upon a speck of dust that harbors a community of microscopic creatures called the Whos... 1 day
In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change
PHYS.ORG In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may be the planet's most... 2 days
Vietnam environment official sacked over mass fish kill
PHYS.ORG A senior Vietnamese environment official has been fired for negligence over a toxic waste dump that killed tonnes of fish in a major environmental crisis last year, according to officials and state... 2 days
Scientists urge caution on common antimicrobial chemicals Triclosan and Triclocarban
NEWS MEDICAL There are two ingredients, triclosan and triclocarban, that are used in several cleaning products such as soaps, toothpastes, detergents, carpets, paints etc. They are mainly used to kill... 2 days
Great opportunities for marine research with new underwater vehicle
SCIENCE DAILY An autonomous underwater vehicle offers promise for advanced marine research use. This will make it possible to conduct detailed studies of the seabed at great depths and track the climate... 2 days
Watch Live Saturday: NASA to Launch Artificial Cloud Spawning Rocket
SPACE.COM NASA will try to launch its artificial cloud-spawning rocket Saturday, June 24, between 9:07 p.m. EDT and 9:22 p.m. EDT (0107-0122 GMT), after a series of delays due... 2 days
KFC Chicken Sandwich's Balloon Flight to Near-Space Is Delayed
SPACE.COM The launch of a World View stratospheric balloon carrying a KFC chicken Zinger sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed until Thursday (June 22) due to weather. 2 days
Measuring biological dust in the wind
MIT A technique developed in the Cziczo Lab may be the most accurate way of identifying biological aerosols from mineral dust in the atmosphere and analyzing their contribution to cloud formation and climate change. 2 days
Europe backs missions to search for Earth-like planets, deep space cataclysms
Science Magazine PLATO, LISA get green light from European Space Agency 2 days
Science Says: Why some airplanes don't fly in high heat
PHYS.ORG When it comes to getting airplanes off the ground in broiling weather, it's not the heat or the humidity. It's the air density. 2 days
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether... 2 days
NASA examines potential tropical or sub-tropical storm affecting Gulf states
PHYS.ORG NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over a developing low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico and gathered two days of rainfall and... 2 days
Scientists to explore meltwater at Greenland Cold War camp
PHYS.ORG Scientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into... 2 days
Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years ago
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of stalagmite records from White Moon Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains shows that 8200 years ago the California coast underwent 150 years of exceptionally wet... 2 days
Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road... 2 days
Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climate
PHYS.ORG Ocean circulation patterns have a profound effect on global climate. Waves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing this circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate... 2 days
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
PHYS.ORG Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether... 2 days
Watch Live @ 8:30 pm ET: NASA to Launch Artificial Cloud Spawning Rocket Tonight
SPACE.COM NASA will try to launch its artificial cloud-spawning rocket tonight, June 20, between 9:06 p.m. EDT and 9:21 p.m. EDT... 2 days
Could 'saline agriculture' be the future of coastal farming?
PHYS.ORG One of Europe's leading climate change experts detailed the extreme challenges facing farmers around the world at the latest in a series of industry briefings at the University of Lincoln,... 2 days
Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study shows
PHYS.ORG Rain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers at Florida Atlantic University that will really change how people think about watering... 2 days
Land clearing on the rise as legal 'thinning' proves far from clear-cut
PHYS.ORG Land clearing is accelerating across eastern Australia, despite our new research providing a clear warning of its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef, regional... 2 days
Emphasis on nanotechnology, pharmaceutical science, forensics, food safety and bioanalytical for Pittcon's annual call for papers
NEWS MEDICAL The Program Committee is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Pittcon 2018 Technical... 2 days
Forecasting strong precipitation—the potential of potential deformation
PHYS.ORG Vorticity, divergence and deformation are the three basic characteristics of wind fields. While many previous studies have revealed and confirmed the close relationship between both vorticity and divergence and the occurrence of precipitation, few... 2 days
Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years ago
PHYS.ORG The weather report for California 8,200 years ago was exceptionally wet and stormy. 2 days
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
SCIENCE DAILY Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power?... 3 days
Potential Atlantic Ocean Tropical Cyclone 2 examined by NASA
PHYS.ORG NASA provided rainfall data and cloud height information to the forecasters monitoring the developing tropical cyclone 2 in the western Atlantic Ocean. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core... 3 days
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
PHYS.ORG Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned Monday. 3 days
Scientists demonstrate adaptation of animal vision in extreme environments
PHYS.ORG Cell biologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have discovered animals can adapt their ability to see even with extreme changes in temperature. 3 days
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Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer life
SCIENCE DAILY Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect -- they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short... 3 days
DOE head says carbon dioxide not primary cause of climate change
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Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists believe they have discovered the reason behind mysterious changes to the climate that saw temperatures fluctuate by up to 15°C within just a few decades during the ice age... 3 days
Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming
PHYS.ORG Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line... 3 days
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Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps
PHYS.ORG Scientists believe they have discovered the reason behind mysterious changes to the climate that saw temperatures fluctuate by up to 15°C within just a few decades during the ice age... 3 days
Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, study finds
PHYS.ORG Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate... 3 days
EU 'deeply regrets' US Paris climate pact withdrawal
PHYS.ORG The European Union on Monday blasted US President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate change pact and said Brussels would continue to lead efforts to prevent global warming. 3 days
Portugal risks more and more deadly fires: experts
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How ticks get a proper foothold: Scientists examine how ticks cling on to surfaces
SCIENCE DAILY Ticks spend more than 90 percent of their up to three-year-long life starving and clambering around in leaf litter and... 3 days
Six key impact areas of shale oil and gas development in Texas
SCIENCE DAILY A comprehensive review of the impacts of oil and gas development in Texas by a cross-disciplinary task force of top researchers finds a wide... 3 days
Tracking methane with robust laser technology
PHYS.ORG Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This... 3 days
Astronomers discover bubble-like structure associated with the pulsar PSR J1015−5719
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Astronomers have recently identified a peculiar bubble-like structure associated with an energetic pulsar known as PSR J1015−5719. The newly found feature, designated G283.1−0.59, is most likely a polar... 3 days
Scientists examine how ticks cling to surfaces
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As the weather warms, people and snakes are destined to meet
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MAVEN's top 10 discoveries at Mars
SCIENCE DAILY Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars. MAVEN is bringing insight to how the sun stripped Mars of most of its... 5 days
NASA’s MAVEN Mission Celebrates 1,000 Earth Days in Orbit around Mars
SCI-NEWS.COM Today, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission — sent to Mars to... 5 days
Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG
PHYS.ORG VIDEO At least 156 people in Bangladesh were killed during the past week by landslides and floods caused by heavy rainfall. NASA calculated the amount of rain that has fallen using data from satellites. 6 days
MAVEN's top 10 discoveries at Mars
PHYS.ORG On June 17, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) will celebrate 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet. Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN... 6 days
Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children
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Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG
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