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Ocean colour seen

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working to improve ocean colour measurements vital for modelling climate and monitoring the health of the oceans. Colour differences ...

Sep 10, 2013
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Reflecting on Earth's albedo

The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.

Sep 06, 2013
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Iron in the sun: A greenhouse gas for X-ray radiation

(Phys.org) —Scientists from the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in cooperation with DESY (Hamburg) at the synchrotron PETRA III have investigated for the first time X-ray absorption ...

Sep 06, 2013
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Lameness in dairy cattle linked to diet

The results of 'on farm' research into the deadly cattle condition ruminal acidosis could help dairy farmers detect the early warning signs and prevent stock loss.

Sep 04, 2013
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Adding precision to plastics testing

Plastics play an important role in many consumer items. But testing precisely how much load these plastic parts can bear has up to now been a very complicated task. Now, a new instrument achieves simpler ...

Sep 02, 2013
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Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals ...

Sep 01, 2013
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