NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
World breaks monthly heat record two times in a row (Update)
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That''s after the world broke a record in May.
NRL reveals new meteorological insight into mid-level clouds
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
Research meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division (MMD) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, employing the Navy''s Mid-Course Doppler Radar (MCR) at Cape Canaveral, were able to characterize mid-level, mixed-phase altocumulus clouds.
Seals forage at offshore wind farms
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
By using sophisticated GPS tracking to monitor seals'' every movement, researchers have shown for the first time that some individuals are repeatedly drawn to offshore wind farms and pipelines. Those man-made structures probably serve as artificial reefs and attractive hunting grounds, according to ...
Researchers simplify process to purify water using seed extracts
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90% to 99%. The hardy trees that are drought resistant are cultivated widely throughout many countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin Americ...
Replacing coal and oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.
Chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
The yield so far is small, but chemists at the University of Oregon have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use in electronics and alternative energy devices.
Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
Why does the word "dog" have meaning? If you say "dog" to a friend, why does your friend understand you?
Tecnalia designs an app to help elderly people get around on public transport
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. With the advancing years the tendency is to abandon the private vehicle and make increasing use of public transport. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change...
US Army intelligence system pulled from key test (Update)
PhysOrg, 10 hours ago
U.S. Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
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