More opportunities for bats in forts along the New Dutch Waterline
Climatic conditions such as temperature and humidity have less influence on the presence of bats in the abandoned forts along the New Dutch Waterline than the size of the forts and the availability of hiding ...
Behold the 9-day fresh strawberry: New approach to slowing rot doubles berry shelf life
Strawberry lovers rejoice: the days of unpacking your luscious berries from the refrigerator only to find them sprouting wispy goatees of mold may be numbered. A research team from the U.S. Department of ...
At the junction of humid and sticky: Relative humidity determines viscosity of carbon-based atmospheric particles
(Phys.org) —What climate component can be as thick and sticky as honey, peanut butter or even asphalt? It is tiny particles forming in the atmosphere. An international team of scientists used two new techniques ...
Keeping beverages cool in summer: It's not just the heat, it's the humidity
(Phys.org) —Those drops on the outside of your drink don't just make the can slippery. Experiments show that in hot, humid weather, condensation heats a drink more than the surrounding air.
Short of water, Peru's engineers 'make our own'
The message emblazoned on a billboard outside the Peruvian capital sounds almost too good to be true: drinkable water for anyone who wants some in this arid village.
Various fibre-optic sensors are developed for use in industrial applications
In his PhD thesis read at the Public University of Navarre,Yoany Rodríguez-García, a Telecommunications and Electronics Engineer of Pinar del Río University (Cuba), has developed sensor devices based on fibre optics. Specifically, ...
ALMA: World's largest ground-based space array to open in Chile
In a super-arid desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters, with almost no humidity or vegetation, the world's largest ground-based astronomy project opens for business on Wednesday ready to probe the universe ...
Accurate water vapour measurements for improved weather and climate models
An humidity sensor developed by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the SEALDH laser hygrometer, has proven its worth when used aboard an aircraft; it fulfils all pre-conditions to be used as ...
The short and the long of storms: Tracing a storm's life with a trifecta of data
(Phys.org)—The genesis of a thunderstorm determines its duration. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that the lifetime of large storm systems lasting less than six hours can be traced ...
Dust dries clouds by gobbling up water vapor: Scientists show how different cloud seeds can influence greenhouse effect
(Phys.org)—High in the atmosphere, cold and wispy cirrus clouds are the setting for a climate competition. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that dust particles in the atmosphere ...
Lima billboard is tapped for drinking water
Global warming: Heat stress hits labour productivity
Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday.
All-terrain technology for developing countries
EPFL is launching "EssentialTech," a unique program in which engineers will in particular produce medical devices custom-designed for the difficult conditions encountered in developing countries.
Snails signal a humid Mediterranean
An international team of researchers has shown that old wives' tales that snails can tell us about the weather should not be dismissed too hastily.