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New point for dew point

Peter Huang of the Sensor Science Division’s Temperature and Humidity group has devised a new humidity generator that enables dew-point measurements up to 98 °C – a substantial extension above ...

May 11, 2012
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A NASA weather 'Eye in the Sky' marks 10 years

For 10 years, it has silently swooped through space in its orbital perch 438 miles (705 kilometers) above Earth, its nearly 2,400 spectral "eyes" peering into Earth's atmosphere, watching. But there's nothing ...

May 04, 2012
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Cassini sees Saturn stressing out Enceladus

(PhysOrg.com) -- Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have, for the first time, enabled scientists to correlate the spraying of jets of water vapor from fissures on Saturn's moon Enceladus with the way Saturn's ...

Mar 20, 2012
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Physics sheds light on the role of humidity in ironing

Ironing increases the humidity of a piece of cloth by injecting water vapor in the form of steam. But how does the vapor affect the fabric? Until now, it was thought that its only effect was to soften the fibers. French researchers ...

Feb 24, 2012
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Why do dew drops do what they do on leaves?

Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore once wrote, "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf." Now, a new study is finally offering an explanation for why small dew drops ...

Jan 11, 2012
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Jumping droplets take a lot of heat

Microscopic water droplets jumping from one surface to another may hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers.

Dec 12, 2011
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