Tag Archives: Earth Science

Video: Could sharks help researchers predict hurricanes?

During a casual game of golf in 2010, marine biologist Jerry Ault mentioned his latest research project to friend and colleague, Nick Shay. The two are professors at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, but … Continue reading

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Wavier jet stream may drive weather shift

New research suggests that the main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing. 

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Video: Tiny Windmills work, 10 could fit on a single grain of rice.

Imagine a world where your iPhone was out of juice and there wasn’t a Lightning cable for miles—wouldn’t it be great if you could just blow on your phone to bring it back to life?

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Despite our best efforts, accurately predicting the weather remains about as easy as accurately predicting the next winning Powerball numbers. But with the installation of a new type of humidity sensor, the fleets of commercial passenger jets that inhabit our … Continue reading

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Five Things You Should Know About the Nobel Prize Winner’s Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his … Continue reading

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Nighttime Solar Power Arriving In United States

An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. Arizona Public Service says plant developer Abengoa is now testing the Solana Generating Station, a massive solar thermal power plant that will be the first in the country to … Continue reading

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Wild Weather Rounds 2 and 3

Well the weather this year in Oklahoma just doesn’t seem to want to let up.  Getting in the chair to start monitoring more SEVERE Weather inbound 2 rounds today.  I’ll be monitoring here via the weather links as well as … Continue reading

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NASA: Near Earth Object Program Close Approaches

With today’s CLOSE encounter at hand.  Some may be asking… Is the the only close encounter we have had recently with Objects?  The Answer is NOPE!!   Here is the most recent list that NASA is tracking.

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VueToo – Asteroid 2012 DA14 Situation Page

VueTOO is offering LIVE coverage of the Asteroid as it passes. http://www.vuetoo.com/asteroid/Situationpagenews.asp?af=&sit=6526 Animated Set of Three Images shown from Feb 14 observation by the Faulkes Telescope South in Australia. Here’s the viewing schedule: Noon ET: NASA plans to start streaming … Continue reading

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New Flouresent bulbs on the way, no flicker no buzz!!

A team of material scientists from Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed plastic light bulbs that are shatterproof, flicker-free, and seem to last forever. Furthermore, these plastic bulbs are about twice as efficient as fluorescent bulbs, on-par with … Continue reading

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