3-D video from inside flying insects
The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique.
Researchers grow carbon nanofibers using ambient air, without toxic ammonia
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process ...
Asian air pollution affect Pacific Ocean storms
In the first study of its kind, scientists have compared air pollution rates from 1850 to 2000 and found that anthropogenic (man-made) particles from Asia impact the Pacific storm track that can influence ...
Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act
The rise and fall of acid rain is a global experiment whose results are preserved in the geologic record.
Scientists find missing piece of air particle equation hiding in the walls
Laboratory chamber walls have been stealing vapors, causing researchers to underestimate the formation of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere.
Geneva fair showcases all the inventions you need, and more
His eyes hidden by sunglasses, the soft-spoken African gestured at the model camel on his table, its hump hidden by a mysterious contraption topped with a windmill.
Research clarifies health costs of air pollution from agriculture
(Phys.org) —Ammonia pollution from agricultural sources poses larger health costs than previously estimated, according to NASA-funded research.
US clean-air efforts stay on target, analysis shows
National efforts in the last decade to clear the air of dangerous particulate matter have been so successful that most urban areas have already attained the next benchmark, according to new research by Rice ...
Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012, WHO says (Update)
Air pollution by sources from cooking fires to auto fumes has become the globe's worst environmental health problem, contributing to a shocking seven million deaths worldwide, the UN said Tuesday.
Startup focuses on reliable, efficient cooling for computer servers
In a dark, windy room on the top floor of Engineering Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, racks of computers are processing information for a college that relies, like all technical fields, ...
A battery that 'breathes' could power next-gen electric vehicles
Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) nearly doubled in 2013, but most won't take you farther than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward a tantalizing 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting new progress on ...
Study shows air temperature influenced African glacial movements
Changes in air temperature, not precipitation, drove the expansion and contraction of glaciers in Africa's Rwenzori Mountains at the height of the last ice age, according to a Dartmouth-led study funded by the National Geographic ...
Australia's dirty secret: who's breathing toxic air?
Australians living in poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, as well as communities with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are significantly more likely to be exposed to high ...
Student studies dry lines in Southeastern Wyoming
In southeastern Wyoming, people are more than ready this time of year to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Then, suddenly, they feel the wind pick up and the temperatures cool ‑‑ signs of an impending thunderstorm.