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2010-10-22 06:20:00

Researchers have discovered that plants, especially some trees under stress, are better at ridding the air of certain chemicals than previously thought, according to a study published in the journal Science. "Plants clean our air to a greater extent than we had realized," Thomas Karl of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, and lead author of the study, said in a statement. "They actively consume certain types of air pollution." Scientists have...

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2010-08-27 09:09:44

Star known as HD49933 is located 100 light years away from Earth In a bid to unlock long-standing mysteries of the sun, including the impacts on Earth of its 11-year cycle, an international team of scientists has successfully probed a distant star. By monitoring the star's sound waves, the team has observed a magnetic cycle analogous to the sun's solar cycle. Results of the study, conducted by scientists at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., and...

2009-09-01 14:28:07

U.S.-led scientists say the solar cycle, Earth's stratosphere and oceans work in sync to produce global weather patterns. The researchers, headed by the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, said their findings will help in predicting the intensity of certain climate phenomena, such as the Indian monsoon and tropical Pacific rainfall, years in advance. An international team led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., used more than a century of weather...