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Goodbye to cold nights

Given the impact of climatic extremes on agriculture and health in Spain, researchers at the University of Salamanca (USAL) have analysed the two factors most representative of these thermal extremes between 1950 and 2006 ...

Aug 31, 2010
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Hyperlocal Effects From A Changing Climate

Cities are made chiefly of concrete and asphalt, which soak up more sunlight during the day than soil and have a harder time radiating the heat away during the night. Add to that all the energy -- natural ...

Aug 06, 2010
2.7 / 5 (11) 10 | with audio podcast

Recreating Venus in the Lab

Scientists are reproducing the environment of Venus so that they can interpret observations of the planet's surface and atmosphere. Studying environmental processes on Venus can help astrobiologists better ...

Aug 04, 2010
5 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast

A blue gem for greener fuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sapphire, a brilliant blue gemstone most familiar in jewelry, may soon play an important part in making coal a cleaner fuel source.

Mar 19, 2010
4.2 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast