Archive: 08/23/2012

Take a look through Curiosity's ChemCam

While Curiosity has been getting a good look around its landing spot on Mars, taking in the sights and sending back some impressive views of distant hills and Gale Crater's enormous central peak, it's also been peering very closely at so ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Life's first taste of phosphorus

Despite its impressive biological resume, phosphorus is relatively inaccessible as elements go. To understand how phosphorus obtained its prominent role, scientists are modeling the early geochemical environment ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Cloud control could tame hurricanes, study shows

They are one of the most destructive forces of nature on Earth, but now environmental scientists are working to tame the hurricane. In a paper, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, the authors propose using cloud seedin ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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