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Rare noctilucent clouds seen over Armagh

Rare noctilucent or "night shining" clouds were observed over Armagh on the night of 19th/20th June. These silvery, highly structured clouds take many forms, ranging from delicate feather structures to streamers, ...

Jun 24, 2014
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Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud

(Phys.org) —A group of organic chemicals that are considered carcinogens and pollutants today on Earth, but are also thought to be the building blocks for the origins of life, may hold clues to how carbon-rich ...

Jun 23, 2014
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Cracks emerge in the cloud

A systematic analysis reveals that cloud storage services have security weaknesses that can inadvertently leak users' data.

Jun 20, 2014
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CLOUD sees through the haze

The CLOUD (Cosmic Leaving OUtdoor Droplets) experiment at CERN, which is studying whether cosmic rays have a climatically significant effect on aerosols and clouds, is also tackling one of the most challenging ...

Jun 11, 2014
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Checking up on tropical sunlight

Science is not settled on a bet or a hunch. Measurements and data feed conclusions and provide clarity. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that two ground-based stations on a tropical ...

Jun 11, 2014
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No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath? How does human ...

Jun 09, 2014
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Violent birth announcement from an infant star

(Phys.org) —This Hubble image shows IRAS 14568-6304, a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust. It appears to be embedded within an intriguing swoosh of dark sky, which curves through ...

Jun 06, 2014
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