News tagged with gas

Australia PM Abbott defends emissions target

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday defended Australia's carbon pollution reduction target as in line with those of other countries after the nation's climate change authority criticised the goal as "disappointing".

dateAug 15, 2015 in Environment
shares19 comments 0

Methane, water enshroud nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

The Gemini Planet Imager has discovered and photographed its first planet, a methane-enshrouded gas giant much like Jupiter that may hold the key to understanding how large planets form in the swirling accretion disks around ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Astronomy
shares1197 comments 7

Climate change forces scientists to speak up

A decade ago, whenever the topic of climate change would come up, Northeastern's Brian Helmuth would focus solely on the scientific facts while deliberately ignoring the potential long-term societal implications.

dateAug 13, 2015 in Environment
shares82 comments 0

A miniature gas sensor for mobile devices

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Engineering
shares32 comments 0

Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion

When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Earth Sciences
shares1467 comments 9