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NASA finds Typhoon Bualoi rapidly intensified  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Typhoon Bualoi rapidly intensified over 24 hours and quickly developed an eye and powerful thunderstorms.On Oct. 21, the eye of Typhoon Bualoi was just over 50 miles from the island of Saipan when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP... more
Chains of Atoms Move at Lightning Speed Inside Metals  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures... more
Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A fractal is any geometric pattern that occurs again and again, at different sizes and scales, within the same object. This "self-similarity" can be seen throughout nature, for example in a snowflake's... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  nanowerk · 1 week
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP analyzes record-setting hurricane Lorenzo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Over the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29, Hurricane Lorenzo attained Category 5 strength briefly, becoming the strongest hurricane on record in the eastern-most Atlantic Ocean. Lorenzo has also attained and contributed to some... more
NASA data stares into the eye of powerful hurricane Lorenzo  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Satellite data has confirmed that Lorenzo is a major hurricane in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean with an impressive structure. NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image of... more
NASA finds Tropical Storm Karen's strength on western side  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Karen on Sept. 26 and found the strongest thunderstorms west of center. more
Research team develops new way to make integrated photonics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The signals from a lighthouse to ships at sea is an early example of optical communication, the use of light to transmit information. Today, researchers in the field of integrated... more
Mosquito eye inspires artificial compound lens  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Anyone who's tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. The pests' compound eyes, which provide a wide field of view, are largely responsible for these... more
Mosquito eye inspires artificial compound lens  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Anyone who's tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. The pests' compound eyes, which provide a wide field of view, are largely responsible for these... more
NASA sees Karen regain tropical storm status  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Caribbean Sea and used infrared light to obtain temperature information about Karen's cloud tops. Data showed powerful thunderstorms re-developed in around the storm's center as it strengthened... more
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