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Winter Ice Is On The Decline Across Alaskan Lakes
2014-02-03 10:22:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study from the European Space Agency, ice in northern Alaska’s lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar images in the study, which was published in The Cryosphere, show how shifts in our climate are affecting high-latitude regions. [ Watch the video: Monitoring Lake Ice ] Alterations in air temperature and winter precipitation over the last 50 years have affected the timing,...

Ice Worms Insights Into Surviving The Cold
2014-01-30 16:11:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the Polar Vortex may have kept temperatures around New Jersey dangerously low, scientists at the state’s Rutgers University-Camden have been working on combating the cold on a biological level, by keeping cellular energy up. “If you want to live in the cold, you have to make lots of energy,” said Daniel Shain, a professor of biology at Rutgers–Camden. “That means your cells would have to produce more adenosine...

LittleBits: The Next Generation Toy For The Engineer Wannabe
2014-01-15 14:04:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An MIT entrepreneur has developed the next generation toy for the child or adult who wishes to be an engineer. The fast-growing startup littleBits sells small modules that can be connected together to help create motorized toys, interactive art displays, flashlights and even musical instruments. The “Bits modules” are each integrated with electronic functions like lights, sounds and motors, and they can be snapped together with...

2014-01-14 23:28:23

Pasquali Realty Group is reminding homeowners that there is still time to take precautions to protect their household plumbing and water meter from freezing. Burke, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Homeowners sometimes need to deal with frozen pipes during cold stretches like we're currently seeing throughout the region. Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company, suggests the following tips to protect their household plumbing from freezing: — Allow room heat to...

2014-01-13 23:03:34

The DaSilva Institute opened their brand new state-of-the-art medical facility in Sarasota, Florida. The DaSilva Institute combines functional medicine with anti-aging and regenerative medicine, making it the most unique multi-specialty medical center of its kind in the U.S.- a patient centered rather than disease centered medical facility. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The DaSilva Institute opened their brand new state-of-the-art medical facility in Sarasota, Florida on December...

2014-01-07 23:19:41

There’s Still Time: TotalProtect Home Warranty Shares 10 Tips to Winter-Ready Homes Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Waking up to a blanket of snow can be a beautiful sight but, as winter storms affect states throughout the country, not being prepared can put your home and your pocketbook at risk. It’s not too late to keep your home safe and warm this winter season with these 10 tips from TotalProtect Home Warranty, a nationwide leader in home maintenance and protection...

Global Warming Not Primary Cause Of Svalbard-Area Methane Release
2014-01-03 07:47:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Natural processes, not global warming, are primarily to blame for the dissolution of the fragile, ice-like solid fuel substances known as methane hydrates, according to new research published online Thursday in the journal Science. Methane hydrates, which are composed of water and methane, are only stable in high pressure and low temperature conditions, the study authors explained. In some areas, such as in the North Atlantic off...

Noctilucent Clouds In Antarctica Being Studied Closely By NASA's AIM Mission
2013-12-24 11:17:05

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: Electric-Blue Clouds Appear Over Antarctica ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of electric-blue clouds are hovering over Antarctica right now, and NASA’s AIM spacecraft is helping scientists better understand them. Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) are the Earth’s highest clouds, forming at the edge of space, 51 miles above the Earth’s surface. From a plane, the clouds appear as slivers of light streaking across the sky,...

2013-12-23 23:01:43

StructureMEDIC reminds homeowners to prepare for cold temperatures that can cause pipes to freeze leading to extensive water damage. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 While Atlanta residents are caroling for a white Christmas, structureMEDIC is reminding homeowners that falling temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst, causing extensive water damage and costly repairs. The fluctuating winter temperatures in the city can encourage homeowners to lower their thermostats which is...

2013-12-18 12:28:28

Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes and Winter Disasters from the Experts at Roto-Rooter CINCINNATI, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the first big winter storm hits, many people focus on prepping the outside of the home -- shoveling snow, spreading salt, putting the winter tires on the car. Now that the first snow has melted, it's the perfect time to take preventative steps indoors. Freezing temperatures that last for days at a time can cause a variety of plumbing problems. When pipes freeze,...


Latest Ice Reference Libraries

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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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