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Geoengineering: A whiter sky

One idea for fighting global warming is to increase the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere, scattering incoming solar energy away from the Earth's surface. But scientists theorize that this solar geoengineering could have ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Gases drawn into particles stay there

(Phys.org) -- Contrary to expectations, formation and growth of complex organic particles generated during oxidation of volatile organic molecules by ozone and nitrate follows a non-equilibrium path, according ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Materials Science
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With you in the room, bacteria counts spike

A person's mere presence in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour -- material largely left behind by previous occupants and stirred up from the floor -- according to new research by Yale University engineers.

dateMar 28, 2012 in Other
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A finger to the wind

Like testing the wind direction before taking flight, researchers led by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory assessed the meteorological conditions during a large observational study of carbon-containing ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Sunlight changes aerosols in clouds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today's climate models regard organic aerosols as static carbon-based molecules, but scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine showed that ...

dateOct 12, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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