Archive: 08/26/2013

Size matters as nanocrystals go through phases

(Phys.org) —Understanding what happens to a material as it undergoes phase transformations – changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas or a plasma – is of fundamental scientific interest and critical ...

Aug 26, 2013
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Study finds earlier peak for Spain's glaciers

The last glacial maximum was a time when Earth's far northern and far southern latitudes were largely covered in ice sheets and sea levels were low. Over much of the planet, glaciers were at their greatest ...

Aug 26, 2013
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70% of Americans have high-speed Internet

The percentage of Americans with high-speed Internet connections at home has reached 70 percent, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online, a study showed Monday.

Aug 26, 2013
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NASA image: Rim Fire Update Aug. 26, 2013

The Rim Fire in northeastern California continues to burn on the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park, and the Bureau of Land Management and State responsibility land. This fire began on August ...

Aug 26, 2013
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NASA sees Depression Pewa pass in Pacific

Tropical Depression Pewa dissipated in the northwestern Pacific Ocean early on Aug. 26, 2013. NASA satellite data on the previous day showed that rainfall had greatly diminished in the depression.

Aug 26, 2013
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Empa helps to expand the Stockholm Convention POP list

The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used. This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva. Empa's extensive research on ...

Aug 26, 2013
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