Archive: 21/11/2013

New solar instrument reaches orbit

An instrument that measures the sun's energy output is in orbit after it was launched last night on the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program Satellite-3. The satellite was aboard a Minotaur I rocket that launched at 8:15 p.m. ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Space Exploration
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How waste wood works for forests

At first glance, they may look lush and green, but many of the nation's forests also are chock-full of brush—often, invasive species and disease-transmitting biomass—just waiting for a spark. "One of the reasons wildfires ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Environment
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Why gender diversity in research matters

Despite making huge strides, women scientists seeking to climb the career ladder still face many barriers. Raising awareness of these issues within the scientific community is part of the steps needed to remove them - so ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Social Sciences
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