Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice
(Phys.org) —Ice in northern Alaska's lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar imagery show how changes in our climate are affecting high-latitude environments.
How heat can make your body melt from the inside out
Just as Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 identified a temperature at which paper self-combusts, the Australian Open has just shown the world that there is a temperature at which tennis players start to hal ...
Greenland ice stores liquid water year-round
Researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a new aquifer in the Greenland Ice Sheet that holds liquid water all year long in the otherwise perpetually frozen winter landscape. The aquifer is extensive, ...
Bees work together to keep cluster cool
Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface has shed some light on how swarming bees stay warm in the cold and avoid getting too hot.
Dry air and cooler waters weakening Tropical Depression Lorenzo
NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Depression Lorenzo that showed very little convection happening throughout the system because of two environmental factors: dry air and cooler ...
With carbon nanotubes, a path to flexible, low-cost sensors
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that ...
Molten-air battery's storage capacity among the highest of any battery type
Study suggests debris flows on frozen arctic sand dunes are similar to dark dune spot-seepage flows on Mars
A team of scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has demonstrated that frozen water in the form of snow or frost can melt to form debris flows on sunward-facing slopes of sand dunes in the Alaskan arctic at air ...
Air pollution worsened by climate change set to be more potent killer in the 21st century
This century, climate change is expected to induce changes in air pollution, exposure to which could increase annual premature deaths by more than 100,000 adults worldwide. Based on the findings from a modelling study published ...
Increased greenhouse gases and aerosols have similar effects on rainfall
Although greenhouse gases and aerosols have very distinct properties, their effects on spatial patterns of rainfall change are surprisingly similar, according to new research from the University of Hawaii ...
East Antarctic Ice Sheet could be more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought
The world's largest ice sheet could be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought, according to new research from Durham University.
Apples losing their crunch to global warming: study
Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch but is also making them sweeter, a study said Thursday.
Crowdsourcing weather using smartphone batteries
Smartphones are a great way to check in on the latest weather predictions, but new research aims to use the batteries in those same smartphones to predict the weather.
AC demand in developing countries could put chill on energy supply
The United States uses more energy for air conditioning than all other countries combined, but its status as the world's largest AC energy hog may soon be in jeopardy, said a University of Michigan researcher.