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2009-12-17 12:15:00

A network of cameras deployed around the Arctic in support of NASA's THEMIS mission has made a startling discovery about the Northern Lights. Sometimes, vast curtains of aurora borealis collide, producing spectacular outbursts of light. Movies of the phenomenon were unveiled at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union today in San Francisco. "Our jaws dropped when we saw the movies for the first time," says space scientist Larry Lyons of UCLA, a leading member of the team that made...

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2009-09-10 09:50:00

UCLA atmospheric scientists have discovered a previously unknown basic mode of energy transfer from the solar wind to the Earth's magnetosphere. The research, federally funded by the National Science Foundation, could improve the safety and reliability of spacecraft that operate in the upper atmosphere. "It's like something else is heating the atmosphere besides the sun. This discovery is like finding it got hotter when the sun went down," said Larry Lyons, UCLA professor of atmospheric and...

2006-11-07 18:00:37

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Nov. 7--PATTON TOWNSHIP -- More than 200 Centre Region residents will be forced to look for new low-income homes in the months ahead as a North Atherton Street landowner plans to redevelop his trailer park for stores or higher-priced housing. About 70 trailer-owning households that now rent lots at the Mellott Mobile Home Park, 1857 N. Atherton St., were told Monday that "the owners are moving forward with developing the mobile...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'