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Detecting clouds from both sides now

Researchers have developed a more precise method to detect the boundary between clouds and clear air, by exploiting the swinging motions of a weather balloon and its payload.

Mar 13, 2012
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Flexible paper robots

(PhysOrg.com) -- These inexpensive robots can stretch, bend and twist under control, and lift objects up to 120 times their own weight. Being soft, they can apply gentle and even pressure, and adapt to varied ...

Feb 09, 2012
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Antarctica rocks!

Geologist John Goodge looks for clues about Antarctica's past in the 2 percent of the continent that is not covered in ice!

Nov 01, 2011
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Searching for balloons in a social network

In December 2009, 10 red weather balloons were launched from locations throughout the United States. The project’s aim: testing the mettle of social media.

Oct 28, 2011
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