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Researchers Develop New Model Of Earth's Dynamic Interior
2014-03-31 14:24:13

[ Watch The Video: Researchers Develop New Model Of Earth’s Dynamic Interior ] Nikki Cassis, Arizona State University Seeking to better understand the composition of the lowermost part of Earth’s mantle, located nearly 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) below the surface, a team of Arizona State University researchers has developed new simulations that depict the dynamics of deep Earth. A paper published March 30 in Nature Geoscience reports the team’s findings, which could be...

Pollution Causes Thunderstorms To Leave Lingering Clouds
2013-11-26 15:18:22

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows why pollution results in larger, deeper and longer lasting storm clouds, leading to colder days and warmer nights A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences November 26, the results solve a long-standing debate and reveal how pollution plays into climate warming. The work can also provide a gauge for the...

2013-11-25 23:29:33

Vernon appliance store reveals the latest must-have home appliances for healthier, easier cooking. These trends are expected to become more common in kitchens in the next few years. Vernon, British Columbia (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Where do gardens grow? Next to the sink, of course. What about coffee? How about built into the cabinets, above the cutlery? Vernon appliance store Genier’s Appliances' top five kitchen appliance trends show homeowners can have it all—warm, nutritious...

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2011-07-18 14:44:32

What happens when electronics overheat? The short answer is: nothing good! In microgravity, natural convection does not occur, which makes cooling equipment a challenge. So how do you keep electronic and computer components from overheating in space? In satellites used for communications, global positioning systems, and defense purposes, a heat pipe is the device used to regulate temperature and keep the overall systems operating reliably. A heat pipe is a simple device that can efficiently...

2011-07-14 00:00:31

All new General Protocol Incubators and Heating and Drying Ovens offer sample protection as their top priority. Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Ensuring sample integrity is critical in laboratory and pharmaceutical research, microbiology, food technology, and many other scientific applications. With sample protection as its key driver, Thermo Scientific developed a new line of Heratherm Incubators and Gravity Convection Ovens: Thermo Scientific Heratherm General Protocol Incubators...

2011-05-09 06:40:00

LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novel Concepts, Inc. announced today that it has developed and has patents pending for the world's thinnest forced convection (fan cooled) heat sink, dubbed ThinSink(TM). Thinner than a credit card, this low-profile ThinSink has a volumetric cooling efficiency 25 times greater than today's best microprocessor heat sinks, which means it cools 25 times more heat per cubic centimeter. Developed to fit inside small electronic devices such as notebooks,...

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2011-03-14 07:00:00

What do a wine glass on Earth and an International Space Station experiment have in common? Well, observing the wine glass would be one of few ways to see and understand the experiment being performed in space. Ever heard someone say their wine has "legs" or "tears of wine?" Wine legs or tears of wine is a phenomenon manifested as a ring of clear liquid that forms near the top of a glass above the surface of wine. The drops continuously form and fall in rivulets back into the liquid. One...


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Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Weather Reference Library
2012-06-05 12:02:27

Here are a few basic weather terms that you may have heard and don't know what they mean. Convection: Convection means that an area of t-storms has developed in an unstable part of the atmosphere. Zonal flow: This Term is used when talking about the jet stream. Zonal means that the strong winds at about 20-30,000ft are blowing west to east. This is important in weather because these types of winds or pressure systems will move very fast and not have a chance to get very strong....

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2009-07-18 15:14:24

A thermal column is a column of rising air in lower altitudes of the atmosphere. Thermal columns are created by uneven heating patterns of the Earth's surface from solar radiation. The sun warms the ground, and the air directly above the ground begins to warm. As the warm air expands, it becomes less dense than the air around it and rises. As the warmer air rises, it cools due to its expansion in lower high-altitude pressures. When it cools to the same temperature as the surrounding air, it...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Photosphere -- The photosphere of an astronomical object is the region at which the optical depth becomes one. In other words, the photosphere is the place where an object stops being transparent. It is typically used to describe the Sun or another star. Because stars are large balls of gas, they have no solid surface. However, there is a depth at which the gas stops being transparent to photons, and this depth provides a visual surface to the star. The Sun's photosphere has a...

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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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