News tagged with cloud system

The proof is in the clouds

For most people, clouds are just an indication of whether it's a "good" or "bad" day. A team of scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that certain clouds hold the key to climate behavior prediction. ...

dateJan 26, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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A universal law for star formation

( -- Star formation is studied by astronomers not only because it produces new stars and planetary systems. It also generates copious amounts of ultraviolet light that heats dust which in turn causes the birth ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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Cloud droplets, ready for prime time

( -- Some make the cut, some don't. Like auditions for the school play, scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Goethe-University Frankfurt were looking for promising atmospheric particles that ...

dateDec 28, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The world's biggest radar laboratory

In the past year, the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility deployed 18 new scanning radars at its research sites in Oklahoma, Alaska, and the tropical western Pacific. These ...

dateDec 08, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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VLT finds fastest rotating star

( -- ESO's Very Large Telescope has picked up the fastest rotating star found so far. This massive bright young star lies in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 160 000 light-years from ...

dateDec 05, 2011 in Astronomy
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Quantum optical link sets new time records

Quantum communication could be an option for the absolutely secure transfer of data. The key component in quantum communication over long distances is the special phenomenon called entanglement between two atomic systems. ...

dateAug 17, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Alien world is blacker than coal

( -- Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet - a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b. Their measurements show that TrES-2b reflects less than one percent of the sunlight falling on ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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