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2014-04-17 08:31:36

Using Ultrasonic Waves HOUSTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Funktional Beverages, Inc. has designed a can that turns its Purple soda line from liquid into a gas cloud that you can inhlale. The flavors of the all Purple sodas are sucked through a straw and fill the mouth with the flavor and the nose with aroma of the drink. The drink is available in Grape, Cola, Berry, Lemon-Lime and Green Apple. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/75755) The soda clouds...

2014-04-08 10:54:33

Laboratory chamber walls have been stealing vapors, causing researchers to underestimate the formation of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere. A study published April 7 in PNAS Online Early Edition describes how a team of scientists, including researchers from the University of California, Davis, showed that vapor losses to the walls of laboratory chambers can suppress the formation of secondary organic aerosol, which in turn has contributed to the underprediction of SOA in climate...

Sunset Colors In Famous Paintings Used To Estimate Past Pollution Levels
2014-03-26 07:06:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The colors used by legendary artists of the past to depict a sunset could be used to estimate pollution levels in the atmosphere during bygone days, according to research published Tuesday in the open-access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Lead author Christos Zerefos, a professor of atmospheric physics at the Academy of Athens in Greece, and his colleagues showed that paintings of famous artists reveal the ash and gas...

Dust Kicked Up In Asia Strengthens Monsoons In India
2014-03-17 10:18:29

Mary Beckman, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory A new analysis of satellite data reveals a link between dust in North Africa and West Asia and stronger monsoons in India. The study shows that dust in the air absorbs sunlight west of India, warming the air and strengthening the winds carrying moisture eastward. This results in more monsoon rainfall about a week later in India. The results explain one way that dust can affect the climate, filling in previously unknown details about...

2014-02-28 13:48:09

Nature: Researchers discover source of climate-active organic aerosol particles According to their results, these extremely low-volatile organic compounds consist of relatively large molecules which contain an almost equal number of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms. The scientists present a plausible explanation supported by numerous experimental findings of how these vapours are formed almost immediately when plant emissions (e.g. monoterpenes) are released into the air. The vapours can...

when a pine-scented molecule combines with ozone in the surrounding air, some of the free radicals created in the process grab oxygen with unprecedented speed
2014-02-27 06:28:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For atmospheric scientists, pine forests are magical places where coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors. These vapors form particles, rapidly and seemingly out of nowhere. A new study from an international group of scientists illuminates the process by which gas wafting from coniferous trees creates particles that can reflect sunlight or promote cloud formation. Both are important climate feedbacks. The findings, led by the...

2014-01-29 13:23:33

Air pollution in China has exhibited noticeable changes over the past 30 years, shifting from point-source pollution (around factories and industrial plants) in the 1980s to urban pollution in the 1990s. Since the start of this century, air pollution has become increasingly regional and more complex. Recent research has indicated that the cooperative transition of SO2 and NOx into secondary aerosols (sulfate and nitrate) played a critical role in the haze pollution episode in China in January...

2014-01-27 14:53:16

Say researchers from the Hebrew University, US and Australia The warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases is a given, but to what extent can we predict its future influence? That is an issue on which science is making progress, but the answers are still far from exact, say researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the US and Australia who have studied the issue and whose work which has just appeared in the journal Science. Indeed, one could say that the picture is a...

2014-01-08 23:22:00

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this client's idea, Nebbies, to applicable companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 A nebulizer mask is used to administer inhaled medications to children with respiratory illnesses such as croup, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, RSV, etc. However, these masks can make children nervous and hesitant to keep them on. "As a nurse, I’ve seen the struggles parents and medical staff have with children...

2014-01-03 08:21:08

DUBLIN, January 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kt92sj/aerosol_spf) have announced the addition of the "Aerosol, SPF and Aerosol Propellants Market For Paints, Coatings, Medical And Household Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kt92sj/aerosol_spf ] report to their offering. (Logo:...