Organics preserved in ancient meteorite-formed glass
Scientists have found organics from Earth's swamp trapped inside of glass created by a meteor impact almost a million years ago. The tiny pockets, only micrometers across, contain material such as cellulose ...
China trims rare earth quota for H1 2014
China on Friday trimmed its export quota for rare earth resources for the first half of next year.
Satellite's magnetic mapping mission
A scientist from the University of Liverpool will play a leading role in the European Space Agency's (ESA) satellite mission to study the Earth's geomagnetic field.
Chinese flyby of asteroid shows space rock is "rubble"
China's first flyby of an asteroid shows that a gigantic space rock which once triggered a doomsday scare is essentially rubble, scientists reported on Thursday.
'Goldilocks' clue to habitable planets
The bad news: Earth's oceans will evaporate away. The good news: It won't happen for another billion years or so.
Should nature's benefits matter to business?
Overuse and under payment of natural resources is costing businesses the earth – literally.
Juno gives starship-like view of Earth flyby
(Phys.org) —When NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, ...
Johns Hopkins APL will launch RAVAN to help solve an earth science mystery
(Phys.org) —A new, low-cost cubesat mission led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., will demonstrate technology needed to measure the absolute imbalance in the Earth's radiation ...
Moons of Jupiter and Saturn could have been seeded with life
Life on Earth or Mars could have been brought to the moons of Jupiter or Saturn on rocks blasted off those planets, researchers say.
Earth's sensitivity to climate change could be 'double' previous estimates, say geologists
The sensitivity of the Earth's climate to CO2 could be double what has been previously estimated, according to a statement issued by the Geological Society of London.
Scientists launch 'CubeSats' into radiation belts
Twin, pintsized satellites built in part at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center by UNH graduate student Alex Crew were launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California just ...
Cubesats test new hardware and software technologies
(Phys.org) —Two tiny, cube-shaped research satellites hitched a ride to Earth orbit to validate new hardware and software technologies for future NASA Earth-observing instruments.
New instrument continues gathering Sun's effects on the Earth
Maintaining a record of solar measurements is important in understanding the sun's effect on Earth and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA), Total solar irradiance Calibration Transfer ...
Geoengineering approaches to reduce climate change unlikely to succeed, study says
Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet's surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all. Two German researchers used a simple energy balance analysis to explain how the Earth's ...