News tagged with landscapes

High tunnels to simulate climate change

( —Okra, peanuts, cotton and bananas are not exactly staple crops on Ithaca farms and home gardens. But as the world gets warmer, will there be a place for tropical varieties in New York state? And what will happen ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Ecology
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NASA image: Active dune field on Mars

Nili Patera is one of the most active dune fields on Mars. As such, it is continuously monitored with the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera, a science instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Space Exploration
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When things get glassy, molecules go fractal

Colorful church windows, beads on a necklace and many of our favorite plastics share something in common—they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses. School children learn the difference between liquids and gases, ...

dateApr 24, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Martian laser surpasses 100,000 zaps

( —The ChemCam laser instrument aboard NASA's Curiosity rover fired its 100,000th shot recently, chronicling its adventures on Mars with a coffee-table-book's worth of spectral data that might rival snapshots gathered ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Space Exploration
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