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Astronomers Need Your Help Looking For Space Anomalies
2012-12-19 13:55:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers are reaching out to the public and asking for a little help in a study to find holes in dust clouds that are threaded throughout our galaxy. By looking at images from the Herschel Space Observatory, combined with those from NASA´s Spitzer satellite, members of the public can join the scientists by helping to distinguish between dense clumps of cold dust and possible holes in these dusty clouds. Dust clouds do...

Where Did Our Winters Go?
2012-12-04 14:19:49

National Science Foundation Changes in winter hydrology, ecology and biogeochemistry are focus of session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference If you're planning to skate on a frozen lake or river this winter, ski on a snowy slope, or, when spring arrives, depend on snowmelt to refill your water supply, you may need to think twice. Winter as a "species" may have evolved to be less like the winters we remember. The change has consequences for summer, too, including plants'...

Immunotherapy Can Help Relieve Dust Mite Allergies In Kids
2012-10-01 15:17:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three years of allergy shots - or immunotherapy - may be enough to control allergic asthma, according to research published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "The recommended duration of immunotherapy for long-term effectiveness has been three to five years," Iwona Stelmach, MD, PhD, lead study author, said. "Our research shows that three years is an adequate duration for the treatment of childhood asthma associated with...

2012-09-05 23:03:58

ATMOS Global (ATMOS Australia Pty Ltd — Elite Atmospheric Air Quality Modelling & Forecasting and Climate Change Research Consultants ) launches a first-of-its-kind ℠constellation of world´s first transformative multi-system dust management technologies´ assimilated in the company´s new services line-up structure, intuitively named the DustPack : Evidence-Based Dust Management Service Structure (ATMOS-5D+ , DustAlert+ , DustFinder+ and RiskBalance+ )....

Foreign Airborne Aerosols Invade North America
2012-08-03 07:31:33

[ Watch the Video: Imported Dust in American Skies ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a joint study between NASA and University of Maryland, College Park, scientists have made the first measurement-based estimate of the amount and composition of tiny airborne particles that arrive over North America each year. With a 3D view of the atmosphere now possible from satellites, the team calculated that dust, not pollution, is the main ingredient. According to the...

Planet-Forming Dust Abruptly Disappears Around Star
2012-07-05 05:10:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One star pinpointed as a prime location for a planet-forming disk decided enough was enough, and closed-up shop suddenly. While observing TYC 824126521, a young star located about 456 light years from Earth, researchers discovered that the planet-forming dust that once surrounded the star abruptly disappeared. Between 2008, when the star was being observed by a powerful infrared telescope in Chile, and 2010, when NASA's WISE...

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