News tagged with aerosol

Connecting the dots on aerosol details

Predicting future climate change hangs on understanding aerosols, considered the fine details in the atmosphere. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the National Center for Atmospheric ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Sulfurous signs of life

Any sulfurous molecules that astronomers spot on alien worlds might be a way to reveal whether or not those distant planets host life, researchers suggest.

dateJun 30, 2011 in Astronomy
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Tiny particles, big impact

Atmospheric aerosols may be small, ranging in size from a few nanometers to a few microns, but they have a big impact on climate.  At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, capabilities developed ...

dateJun 03, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The role of bacteria in weather events

Researchers have discovered a high concentration of bacteria in the center of hailstones, suggesting that airborne microorganisms may be responsible for that and other weather events. They report their findings today at ...

dateMay 24, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Argentina bans electronic cigarettes

Argentina on Monday banned the import, sale and promotion of electronic cigarettes, saying there is no proof they help smokers kick the tobacco habit.

dateMay 09, 2011 in Health
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Down-and-dirty details of climate modeling

For the first time, researchers have developed a comprehensive approach to look at aerosols—those fine particles found in pollution—and their effect on clouds and climate. Scientists from Pacific ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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