Archive: 08/29/2013

NASA image: Rim Fire update Aug. 29, 2013

Slowly but surely, the Rim Fire in California is being contained. Currently it is 30% contained. The fire has burned over 192,000 acres. The use of aircraft and water/chemical dumping on the fire has been ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires plague Portugal

Portugal has been experiencing the worst drought in years. Drought and the dry conditions that follow lead to wildfires set by just a spark or a lightning strike. Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Environment
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Where can coral reefs relocate to escape the heat?

Fossil fuel emissions are impacting corals through high temperatures which can cause their deaths and ocean acidification which makes it difficult for them to produce their skeletons. In a study published today in Global Ch ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Environment
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Program provides data to help improve air quality

From the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the peaks of Denali and the swamps of the Florida Everglades, the IMPROVE network, overseen by the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, provides air ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Environment
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Express tool for graphene quality control

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has collaborated with Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University in Sweden to help develop a fast and inexpensive tool for quality control of graphene ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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