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Temperature record at famous Alpine peak

The towering Jungfrau mountain in the Swiss Alps on Tuesday saw the mercury hit an all-time high for the month of November of 7.2 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit), meteorologists said.

dateNov 10, 2015 in Environment
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Unexpected ice-formation mechanism

( -- Extremely hydrophobic materials cause water to roll right off objects that have been coated with them. Up to now, it was assumed that aircraft or wind turbines coated in such a way did not ice up as easily. ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Seismic diagrams identify rock-falls

( -- Based on the statistical analysis of 20 rock-falls in the Alps and the seismic signals recorded at the same time, ETH Zurich scientists have developed a new method allowing the volume and extent of a rock-fall ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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