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2014-08-07 03:00:05

Alan Buis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Kimm Fesenmaier, Caltech Of all the factors that influence Earth's changing climate, the effect that tiny particles in Earth's atmosphere called aerosols have on clouds is the least well understood. Aerosols scatter and absorb incoming sunlight and affect the formation and properties of clouds. Among all cloud types, low-level clouds over the ocean, which cover about one-third of the ocean's surface, have the biggest impact on the albedo, or...

Wildfire fuel
2014-08-06 02:45:19

Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so-called “brown carbon” from wildfires. Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so-called “brown carbon” from wildfires, airborne atmospheric particles that may have influenced current climate models that failed to take the material’s warming effects into account. The work was described by a collaborative team of researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University and the...

Wildfires Found To Release A Previously Unidentified Type Of Soot
2014-07-08 06:37:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Globally, wildfires are responsible for creating veritable ecological wastelands across millions of hectares of land each year. As the effects of climate change have become ever more pronounced over the previous years, we have seen both the number and severity of wildfires increase drastically. As reported on redOrbit last year, the increasing number of wildfires has been sending both carbon monoxide and other toxins streaming into...

2014-06-17 16:25:49

DUBLIN, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pt3c6f/nebulizers_market) has announced the addition of the "Global Nebulizers (Pneumatic Nebulizers, Ultrasonic Nebulizers and Mesh Nebulizers) Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769A nebulizer is a medical device used for the treatment of respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis) that converts liquid...

Snowballs to Soot: The Clumping Density of Many Things Seems to Be a Standard
2014-06-12 14:37:12

Michael Baum, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is the measure of how dense they will get under normal conditions, and it’s a value that seems to be constant for similar aggregates across an impressively wide size range from nanometers to tens of meters.*...

pollen in the atmosphere
2014-06-01 02:40:19

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Researchers study water cycle and cloud formation and design computer algorithm models to understand impact In the past, many atmospheric scientists believed that pollen particles probably had a negligible effect on climate because they were so big. In recent years, however, as they began to realize that pollen particles were not as sturdy as they once thought, they have been rethinking their old assumptions. "Pollen can rupture and...

2014-05-02 12:26:51

TSI Incorporated is pleased to announce the submission of a Type V Drug Master File (DMF), with the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), for the BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter. SHOREVIEW, Minn., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TSI Incorporated, the premier provider of particle counting solutions for life science applications, is pleased to announce the submission of a Type V Drug Master File (DMF), with the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), for...

2014-05-01 12:33:00

DUBLIN, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zxbm2d/global_nebulizer) has announced the addition of the "Global Nebulizer Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zxbm2d/global_nebulizer ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Nebulizers market to grow at a CAGR of 6.17 percent over the period...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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