News tagged with humidity

Eiler and Bald Fires in California

The Eiler wildfire which began on July 31, 2014, has almost consumed 26,000 acres. It is currently unknown as to the cause of this fire. The weather patterns currently around this fire do not bode well for a quick containment. ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Comfortable climate indoors with porous glass

Proper humidity and temperature play a key role in indoor climate. In the future, establishing a comfortable indoor environment may rely on porous glass incorporated into plaster, as this regulates moisture particularly well ...

dateJul 31, 2014 in Engineering
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Unclouding our view of future climate

If we had a second Earth, we could experiment with its atmosphere to see how increased levels of greenhouse gases would change it, without the risks that come with performing such an experiment. Since we don't, scientists ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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To wilt or not to wilt?

The growth hormone abscisic acid affects the ability of plants to control water loss through their leaves as well as their ability to recuperate after drought conditions. Early growth conditions are crucial to long term abscisic ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Moisture-buffering plaster sucks up water vapour

Water vapour generated by cooking, taking a shower or drying damp clothes can condense on cold walls, encouraging the growth of mildew and microbes. The company Sto AG, in collaboration with Empa, has developed a special ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Engineering
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