Image: The magnetic field along the galactic plane
While the pastel tones and fine texture of this image may bring to mind brush strokes on an artist's canvas, they are in fact a visualisation of data from ESA's Planck satellite. The image portrays the interaction ...
Cost of cloud brightening for cooler planet revealed
University of Manchester scientists have identified the most energy-efficient way to make clouds more reflective to the sun in a bid to combat climate change.
Cloud computing helps make sense of cloud forests
The forests that surround Campos do Jordao are among the foggiest places on Earth. With a canopy shrouded in mist much of time, these are the renowned cloud forests of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is here that researchers ...
Researchers look at Oort cloud asteroids
Using analytics to optimize cloud computing performance and cost savings
IBM inventors have patented a technique that uses analytics to increase cloud computing performance and reduce costs by dynamically moving workloads—between or within cloud centers—based on an automatic analysis that ...
Solution to genomic analysis may be in the clouds
Cloud computing is a more efficient and cheaper alternative for researchers wanting to access and analyse large amounts of human genomic data, a local study has found.
Black hole loses its appetite for gassy cloud
(Phys.org) —In a showdown of black hole versus G2 – a cloud of gas and dust – it looks like G2 won.
Clouds fill Grand Canyon in rare weather event
A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.
10 facts about the Milky Way
The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense and very interesting place. Not only does it measure some 100,000–120,000 light-years in diameter, it is home to planet Earth, the birthplace of humanity. Our Solar System ...
Atmospheric particles can brighten cold clouds as well as warm ones
For the first time, modeling research led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that atmospheric particles can brighten cold clouds in the Arctic. Using simulations, they showed that low clouds over ...
Gas cloud in the galactic centre is part of a larger gas streamer
(Phys.org) —In November, astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics presented new observations of the gas cloud G2 in the galactic centre originally discovered in 2011. These data ...
NASA's CATS eyes clouds, smoke and dust from the space station
Turn on any local TV weather forecast and you can get a map of where skies are blue or cloudy. But for scientists trying to figure out how clouds affect the Earth's environment, what's happening inside that ...
Researchers prove for the first time that ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that travelled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond - overturning previously held assumptions about how far ash ...
Unlocking the potential of big data in the cloud
Cloud computing and Big Data are the two top innovation hubs in ICT. Together they have the potential to become pivotal enhancers of social transformation and economic development for many years to come.