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Image: Fires in Victoria, Australia

There are a number of fires burning in Victoria, Australia and smoke and heat signatures were captured from them by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Measuring the seeds of noctilucent clouds

( —A constant stream of space debris flows toward Earth from the rest of the solar system. Large meteors can sometimes survive the intense friction and heat upon entering Earth's atmosphere, but by and large the ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers produce ultra-light aerogel

A research team headed by Professor Gao Chao have developed ultra-light aerogel – it breaks the record of the world's lightest material with surprising flexibility and oil-absorption. This progress is published in the "Research ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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New way to identify 'smoked' grapes and wines

With climate change sparking concern about an increased risk of wildfires, scientists are reporting development of a way to detect grapes exposed to smoke from those fires, which otherwise could be vented into bad-tasting ...

dateJan 23, 2013 in Other
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Making New Year's resolutions work

It's coming up to that time of year again when people start making their New Year's resolutions, with promises to stop smoking or lose weight, and roping in their families to help. Many people rely on incentives to make their ...

dateJan 02, 2013 in Social Sciences
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