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Antifreeze Proteins Prevent Freezing And Melting For Antarctic Fish: Study

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Antarctic fish that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The protein-bound ice crystals that...

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2014-08-26 23:15:41

Martinson-Nicholls announces their expanded line of electrically heated carpet mats designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at entryways. The heavy-duty carpet mats melt snow at a rate of 2 inches per hour. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 After last year's brutal winter, Martinson-Nicholls new Snow-Melting Entrance Carpet Mat is expanding its line of heated carpet mats designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation around your facility's entryway. The new, stand alone...

Snow on top of sea ice
2014-08-14 03:30:55

George Hale, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Over the past few decades, Arctic sea ice has been retreating, and although research shows a downward trend in snow on land in the Arctic, long-term measurements of snow depth on sea ice have been less clear. But now, new research using data from NASA's Operation IceBridge shows that snow depth on Arctic sea ice has been decreasing over the past several decades, a trend largely owing to later sea ice freeze-up dates in the Arctic. Arctic...

Dust And Microbes That Hitch Rides On It Influences Rain And Climate
2014-08-14 03:16:39

American Chemical Society Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western US. Today, a scientist will present new research suggesting that the exact chemical make-up of that dust, including microbes found in it, is the key to how much rain and snow falls from clouds throughout the region. This information could help better predict rain events, as well as explain how air pollution from a...

Finding Deepest Iceberg Scours To Date Provides New Insights Into Arctic’s Glacial Past
2014-08-13 03:02:09

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have found between Greenland and Spitsbergen the scours left behind on the sea bed by gigantic icebergs. The five lineaments, at a depth of 1,200 meters, are the lowest-lying iceberg scours yet to be found on the Arctic sea floor. This finding provides new understanding of the dynamics of the Ice Age and the extent of...

Quenching World's Water And Energy Crises One Droplet At A Time
2014-07-28 03:56:55

Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation In the Namib Desert of Africa, the fog-filled morning wind carries the drinking water for a beetle called the Stenocara. Tiny droplets collect on the beetle's bumpy back. The areas between the bumps are covered in a waxy substance that makes them water-repellant, or hydrophobic (water-fearing). Water accumulates on the water-loving, or hydrophilic, bumps, forming droplets that eventually grow too big to stay put, then roll down the waxy surface....

Scientists Tracking Breakup Of Arctic Summer Sea Ice
2014-07-17 03:27:40

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt. The international effort hopes to figure out the physics of the ice edge in order to better understand and predict open water in Arctic seas. "This has never been done at this level, over such a large area and for such...

Does Water Always Completely Wet Water?
2014-07-16 03:09:31

Science China Press The molecular scale behavior of water at a solid/liquid interface holds fundamental significance in a diverse set of technical and scientific contexts, ranging from the efficiency of oil mining to the activity of biological molecules. Recently, it has become recognized that both the physical interactions and the surface morphology have significant impact on the behavior of interfacial water, including the water structures and wetting properties of the surface. In a...

2014-07-15 12:21:05

Offering the largest cockpit in its segment, the sporty yet luxurious yacht is designed for grander entertaining above deck while providing expansive below deck cruising accommodations OCONTO, Wis., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruisers Yachts, Wisconsin's premier manufacturer of luxury yachts, plans to introduce the new 390 Express Coupe (EC), a hybrid boat designed for entertaining on the water, at the 2015 annual international dealership meeting in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., held...

2014-07-11 23:05:21

Gerald Pollack, PhD, discusses implications of Fourth Phase Water discoveries on life, health and the atmosphere with Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Recent research findings regarding Fourth Phase Water are altering the understanding of life, health, the atmosphere, and how water affects human bodies. That was the conclusion of the discoverer of Fourth Phase Water, Gerald Pollack, during an interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of...

Consider The ‘Anticrystal’
2014-07-08 03:20:56

University of Pennsylvania For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. Now physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered....


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2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

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2009-07-06 16:09:35

Soft rime is a type of milky white ice that forms when water droplets in light freezing fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. This formation usually occurs with light winds or in calm conditions. The rime forms to the windward (side facing the wind) side of solid objects. Soft rime is similar in appearance to hoar frost, but is formed differently. Soft rime is formed when vapor first condenses to liquid droplets and then attaches to the surface. Hoar frost is formed when water vapor is...

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2009-07-06 15:49:33

Hard rime is a type of white ice that forms when water droplets found in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. Hard rime is most often found on trees atop mountains and high ridges in winter, when low clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes along the windward (sides facing the wind) side of trees, buildings, and any other solid objects. The air temperature needed for hard rime to form is less than 29 degrees Fahrenheit and typically higher than 17 degrees Fahrenheit. High wind is...

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2009-07-04 15:43:10

Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'