Indoor wood-burning can affect air quality
(HealthDay)—Although many people enjoy gathering around a fire during cold winter months, fires that aren't built properly can affect air quality and people's health, according to the U.S. Environmental ...
Improved fire detection with new ultra-sensitive, ultraviolet light sensor
A new study published today in Scientific Reports has discovered that a material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint, can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, paving the way for improv ...
Thirdhand smoke: Toxic airborne pollutants linger long after the smoke clears
Ever walked into a hotel room and smelled old cigarette smoke? While the last smoker may have left the room hours or even days ago, the lingering odors—resulting from noxious residue that clings to walls, ...
Gadget Show Review: Lots of noise, a few gems in smart home
Technology forecasters are calling 2015 the year of the Internet of Things—that idea that everyday objects will use sensors and Internet connectivity to start thinking and acting for themselves. At the ...
Google's Nest launches new home camera, smoke detector
Under pressure to unveil new products after being bought by Google for $3.2 billion more than a year ago, Nest Labs on Wednesday introduced its first home camera, an updated smoke detector and new software for its smart thermostat.
Smoke blankets Jamaica's capital as dump fire burns
Thick, noxious smoke blanketed Jamaica's capital Thursday as a wind-fanned fire burned at a sprawling, open-air waste dump on the city's outskirts that has seen repeated blazes.
Study examines marketing deception's role in consumer thinking
Heavily marketed as a safer, healthful alternative to smoking, electronic cigarettes are under fire from California health officials who have declared "vaping" a public health threat, hoping to head off the ...
Action needed to standardize methods for the measurement of cigarette smoke constituents
Proposals to regulate cigarette smoke constituents will only be possible if the methods used to measure them are consistent.
Researchers examine the dangers bubbling up from hookah steam stones
New research suggests the use of hookah steam stones - commonly considered a safer alternative to cigarette smoking - could be leaving users with a dangerous, false sense of security. The findings out of ...
Fires and snow in Central Europe
The Aqua satellite captured this image on February 17, 2015 of multiple hot spots scattered throughout the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia landscape.
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite sees pollution from fires in Southwestern Australia
On February 5, 2015, several bushfires were raging near the city of Northcliff, located in southern Western Australia, triggering smoke alerts and generating aerosols that were detected by NASA-NOAA's Suomi ...
Improved way to assess cancer risk of pollutants
Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a faster, more accurate method to assess cancer risk from certain common environmental pollutants.
A hitch on the way to your smart home
Thanks to increasingly accessible and affordable home automation systems, your house will soon be able to do a lot of neat tricks.
Image: Agricultural fires in Angola, West Africa
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image which detected dozens of fires burning in southwestern Africa on May 21, 2015. The location, ...