Monday, December 17 2018

Sci/Tech

NASA Mars Orbiter Views Rover Climbing Mount Sharp

June 21, 2017 - Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover...

Volcanic Crystals Give a New View of Magma

June 16, 2017 - Volcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what’s going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano,...

Blazing Fast Relief: A NASA-supported tool is accelerating wildfire recovery

June 16, 2017 - Burned Area Emergency Response teams— they may be one of most important parts of wildfires that you’ve probably never heard...

Wildfires pollute much more than previously thought

June 14, 2017 - Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed. Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles...

Galaxy alignments traced back 10 billion years

June 13, 2017 - A new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory and Roberto De Propris of the University of Turku, Finland,...

The largest virtual Universe ever simulated

June 12, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Zurich have simulated the formation of our entire Universe with a large supercomputer. A gigantic...

Window to a watery past on Mars

June 8, 2017 - This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet. The scene, captured...

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

Irvine, Calif., June 7, 2017 — An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that...

Hubble astronomers develop a new use for a century-old relativity experiment to measure a...

June 7, 2017 - Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein’s general theory...

Astronomers Find Planet Hotter Than Most Stars

June 5, 2017 - A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot, it’s being vaporized by its own star. With a dayside temperature of more...

Quantifying the effects of climate change

June 5, 2017 - Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise....

High-Silica ‘Halos’ Shed Light on Wet Ancient Mars

May 30, 2017 - Pale "halos" around fractures in bedrock analyzed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover contain copious silica, indicating that ancient Mars had...

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

May 25, 2017 - Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power...

Cowbird moms choosy when selecting foster parents for their young

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. May 23, 2017 - Brown-headed cowbirds are unconventional mothers. Rather than building nests and nurturing their chicks, they lay their eggs in...

Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

May 22, 2017 - The wildfire that has raged across more than 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida has sent...

Scientists propose synestia, a new type of planetary object

May 22, 2017 - There's something new to look for in the heavens, and it's called a "synestia," according to planetary scientists Simon Lock...

Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability

May 22, 2017 - A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two...

Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions

May 19, 2017 - Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract...

Water efficiency in rural areas is getting worse, even as it improves in urban...

May 18, 2017 - A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and...

Climate Change Will Cut Cereal Yields, Model Predicts

May 16, 2017 - Climate change will likely cause wheat and barley yields to decline by 17 to 33 percent by the end of...