News tagged with smoke

DNA research offers clues on cell mutation

A team of researchers from Colorado State University has been studying DNA damage in living cells to learn more about how genetic abnormalities arise. It has long been known that DNA molecules in every cell get constantly ...

dateDec 21, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Testing for secondhand marijuana exposure

With increased legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, interest is growing in the potential health effects of its secondhand smoke. A team now reports in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry the development ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Image: Borneo on fire

Asian countries near the equator are in an extreme drought, one of the more predictable impacts of an El Niño event like the one underway this year. The worst forest fires in nearly two decades are burning out of control ...

dateOct 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Rough fire still burning in California

Clouds over California are obscuring the telltale signs of fire activity. Smoke and clouds are intermingling in this natural-color image which was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard ...

dateSep 15, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Gas sensors sound the smoldering fire alarm

Smoke detectors are everywhere, but still thousands of people die in fires annually. Fire gas detectors, which detect carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, identify fires at an early stage. Thanks to a new measurement principle ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Engineering
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NASA image: Rough fire in Southern California

Wildfires in the western states have been continuous this summer season. This natural-color satellite image, collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on August 30, ...

dateSep 01, 2015 in Environment
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