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Trinity-NASA Research Shows How Solar Variability Affects Earth’s Atmosphere

The Earth's atmosphere is closely coupled with the Sun. The Sun provides the heat and energy that drives our climate and weather patterns and...
Cosmic Explosion

Astronomers Discover New Type of Cosmic Explosion

An international team of astronomers, including a University of Southampton expert, has discovered a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy. The explosion, called...
Soil Carbon

The Challenge of Estimating Alaska’s Soil Carbon Stocks

The Science Predicting how carbon in the soil changes when permafrost changes isn’t easy. Alaska’s diverse terrain makes it difficult to optimize the placement of...
air pollution

UMD-led Study Indicates India Is Replacing China as World’s Top Source...

A new University of Maryland-led study finds that China’s sulfur dioxide emissions have fallen by 75 percent since 2007, while India’s emissions increased by...
antibiotics

Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss

The development of antibiotics is considered by many to be the greatest medical advancement in human history. Recently, however, the emergence of antimicrobial resistance...
e-waste

Recycling the Rare Earth Metals of E-Waste

Recycling the valuable rare earth metals found in advanced electronics from smartphones to plasma screen TVs has been a challenge for both manufacturers and...
satellitevideo

NASA CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite Technology

Behind every weather forecast—from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update—are the satellites that make them possible. Government agencies depend on...
continental breakup

Continental Breakup Triggered Massive CO2, GHG Emissions

Rate of change slower than today but knowledge will help plan for future warming Currently human activity is the primary driver of elevating atmospheric CO2,...
space mission

Launching a Space Mission from the Deepest Ocean

Scientists from Harvard and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionare collaborating on deep-sea technologies that could be a model for exploring oceans on the moons...
bio-solar panel

Wallpaper Bio-Solar Panel Developed by Researchers

Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic micro-organisms that have been on Earth for billions of years. They are thought to be the primary reason why the Earth’s...
earth's water

New Physical Model Explains the Origin of Earth’s Water

Equipped with Newton’s law of universal gravitation (published in Principia 330 years ago) and powerful computational resources (used to apply the law to more...
global warming

Versatile Marine Bacteria Could be an Influence on Global Warming, Scientists...

Scientists have discovered that a ‘rare’ type of marine bacteria is much more widespread than previously thought – and possesses a remarkable metabolism that...
peptide-RNA

New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose from the Primordial...

Life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids (genetic instructions for all organisms) and small proteins called peptides, according to...
River delta

Study: River Deltas ‘Self-Organize’ to Withstand Human and Natural Disturbances

River delta channels that carry water, sediment and nutrients may appear to be random and arbitrary in how they are organized. But research by...
black holevideo

Scientists Penetrate Mystery of Raging Black Hole Beams

They are nature’s very own Death Star beams – ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly...
oceans

What About the Oceans?

The oceans are an integral part of life on Earth, to say the least. Half of our air comes from oceans. They absorb vast...
climate change

Peatland Plants Adapting Well to Climate Change, Suggests Study

They account for just three per cent of the Earth’s surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions – and now...
thermometer

NASA Evaluates Use of a Coin-Sized Thermometer to Characterize Comets and...

Two NASA teams want to deploy a highly compact, sensitive thermometer that could characterize comets and even assist in the redirection or possible destruction...
mini satellite

UCF Team Building Mini Satellite to Fly in Space in 2018

A team of UCF researchers and their students is building a small satellite that will conduct experiments as it orbits the Earth next year. The...
comets

Scientists Detect Comets Outside Our Solar System

Scientists from MIT and other institutions, working closely with amateur astronomers, have spotted the dusty tails of six exocomets — comets outside our solar...