News tagged with melting

Hollow spheres made of metal

Producing metallic hollow spheres is complicated: It has not yet been possible to make the small sizes required for new high-tech applications. Now for the first time researchers have manufactured ground hollow spheres measuring ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Materials Science
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China's shrinking lakes

China's thriving economy, already large, has been growing at a rate faster than that observed in most developed countries. But there has been a price for this growth. The air in China's largest cities is among the worst in ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Environment
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New cause of exceptional Greenland melt revealed

A new study by researchers from Denmark and Canada's York University, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has found that the climate models commonly used to simulate melting of the Greenland ice sheet tend to underestimate ...

dateApr 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Melting ice pulls Norway closer to Asia

The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: Global warming.

dateJun 23, 2013 in Environment
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Studies agree on a 1 meter rise in sea levels

New research from several international research groups, including the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen provides independent consensus that IPCC predictions of less than a half a meter rise in sea levels ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Tracking conflict minerals in Congo

Eastern Congo's hillsides are rich in an element that most people have never heard of, a metal that is inside most of the mobile phones, laptops, and other electronics that we use every day.

dateDec 08, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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