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New detector sniffs out origins of methane

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its capacity to trap heat in Earth's atmosphere for a long time. The gas can originate from lakes and swamps, natural-gas pipelines, deep-sea vents, and ...

dateMar 05, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Brown unveils powerful new mass spectrometers

Two plasma mass spectrometers, acquired with funding from Brown University and the National Science Foundation, are providing researchers in the region—at Brown, and other universities, government agencies, and companies—with ...

dateNov 07, 2013 in General Physics
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