News tagged with airborne particle

Ocean life triggers ice formation in clouds

Researchers have shown for the first time that phytoplankton (plant life) in remote ocean regions can contribute to rare airborne particles that trigger ice formation in clouds. Results published this week (Wednesday 9 September) ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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New technology for nuclear detection

A new device created by researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is able to immediately collect airborne particles to help determine if radioactive isotopes are present. ...

dateMar 24, 2015 in Engineering
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Tracking dust across the Atlantic

Hundreds of millions of tons of dust are picked up from the deserts of Africa and blown across the Atlantic Ocean each year. That dust helps build beaches in the Caribbean and fertilize soils in the Amazon. It affects air ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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