Archive: 07/30/2013

Laser communications set for Moon mission

An advanced laser system offering vastly faster data speeds is now ready for linking with spacecraft beyond our planet following a series of crucial ground tests. Later this year, ESA's observatory in Spain ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Image: Cloud streets over the Bering Sea

In early April 2013, clouds stretched in parallel rows for hundreds of kilometers over the Bering Sea. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Stressed plants say it with flowers

With the world's population expected to reach nine billion by 2050 and hotter, drier conditions due to climate change, researchers are racing against time to develop new crop varieties and to ensure there ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Biotechnology
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No rest for the tornado

(Phys.org) —Do tornadoes take the weekends off? Researchers from NC State University examined the question of the connection between tornado frequency and aerosol pollution, and found that any link between ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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The Sun's ripple effect

A new study co-authored by Boston University astronomers indicates that a bow shock (a dynamic boundary between the Sun's heliosphere and the interstellar medium) is highly likely. These findings challenge ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Space Exploration
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