Science


NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Breaks Solar Power Distance Record

Posted on January 16, 2016

Launching from Earth in 2011, the Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit. Juno will repeatedly dive between the planet and its intense belts of charged particle radiation, coming only 5,000 kilometers (about 3,000 miles) from the cloud tops at closest approach.    Read More […]

 
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New species of metal-eating plant discovered in the Philippines

Posted on January 11, 2016

Scientists have discovered a new plant species with an unusual lifestyle — it eats nickel for a living — accumulating up to 18,000 ppm of the metal in its leaves without itself being poisoned, says the lead author of a new report. Such an amount is a hundred to a thousand times higher than in […]

 
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Laser from a plane discovers Roman goldmines in Spain

Posted on January 3, 2016

Hidden under the vegetation and crops of the Eria Valley, in León (Spain), there is a gold mining network created by the Romans two thousand years ago, as well as complex hydraulic works, such as river diversions, to divert water to the mines of the precious metal. Researchers made the discovery from the air with […]

 
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Using a High Technology Camera to Measure CO2 and Methane

Posted on December 2, 2015

Accurately measuring greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane is a necessity if we are to monitor our successes and failures in controlling it and hopefully limiting the impact of climate change. The Technology to be able to easily do this has up until now has not been available….   Using a High Technology Camera […]

 
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Witness to a Star Being Swallowed by a Black Hole

Posted on November 28, 2015

An international team of astrophysicists led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist has for the first time and ejecting a flare of matter moving at nearly the speed of light. The finding reported Thursday in the journal Science tracks the star — about the size of our sun — as it shifts from its customary […]

 
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New metric mapping top 10 European heat waves predicts strong increase in next two decades

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Scientists have developed a new method to model heat wave magnitude that takes both the duration and the intensity of the heat wave into account…. New metric mapping top 10 European heat waves predicts strong increase in next two decades 27 Nov 2015 Bristol

 
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Scientists have developed a new method to model heat wave magnitude that takes both the duration and the intensity of the heat wave into account.

Posted on November 26, 2015

Researchers at CERN hit a New High. The Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire of CERN as it is known, is not only the birthplace of the Internet but also the highest powered supercollider in the world. CERN is not a place but an European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in […]

 
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Parts of Philippines may submerge due to global warming

Posted on October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 – International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Summary: More than 167,000 hectares of coast-land — about 0.6% of the country’s total area — are projected to go underwater in the Philippines, especially in low-lying island communities, according to recent research.      Read More…. Parts of Philippines may submerge due to global warming

 
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California Academy of Sciences discovers 100 new species in the Philippines

Posted on October 11, 2015

Scientists are celebrating World Ocean’s Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries — more than 100 species that are likely new to science. Mysterious live animals from dimly-lit, deep-water reefs were also collected. California Academy of Sciences discovers 100 new species in the Philippines

 
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Parts of Philippines may submerge due to global warming

Posted on January 3, 2015

More than 167,000 hectares of coast-land — about 0.6% of the country’s total area — are projected to go underwater in the Philippines, especially in low-lying island communities, according to recent research. Parts of Philippines may submerge due to global warming

 
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