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2013-04-10 10:44:17

Australian scientists have devised a way to model polluted groundwater with computer simulation – and better protect the Earth’s main fresh water supply.

2008-06-18 09:01:07

The solar energy of sunshine heats the desert floor. Heat rises thence as plumes of hot air (this is what makes the desert scene wavy) that heat the bottom few meters of the atmosphere. That layer of heated air is gravitationally unstable.

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2007-11-14 12:50:00

Something strange is happening in the atmosphere above Africa and researchers have converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss the phenomenon.

2007-08-23 11:44:27

On March 12, 2008, Cassini will swing by Saturn's moon Enceladus at an altitude of less than 100 kilometres at the point of closest approach.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.