First infrared satellite monitoring of peak pollution episodes in China
Plumes of several anthropogenic pollutants (especially particulate matter and carbon monoxide) located near ground level over China have for the first time been detected from space. The work was carried out ...
China's pollution seen from space
Scientists said on Friday they had mapped ground-level air pollution in China from space for the first time, a feat that should help the fight against a notorious health hazard.
Scientists develop climatological software for massive use
Understanding the weather behavior may not be as complicated as once thought, and would help to have more elements for decision making and prevention of natural disasters, as hurricanes or typhoons.
North Atlantic atmospheric oscillation affects the quality of cava
The quality of cava depends on technical factors such as fermentation, ageing and bottling processes, which usually remain stable for years. Researchers from Malaga University (Spain) have discovered that ...
New technology targets slick winter highways
In the annual battle to keep roads clear of snow and ice, snowplows are about to get much more intelligent.
Intelligent transport systems for automobile industry tested
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is involved in an extensive international DRIVE C2X project that tests and develops intelligent transport solutions. These solutions are aimed at improving safety and efficiency in ...
China asks pilots to master low-visibility landing (Update)
Chinese aviation authorities will soon require captains of domestic flights into Beijing to master low-visibility landings to combat chronic flight delays that have been worsened by heavy smog.
With mountains of data, tech experts work to help farms weather climate shifts
If farmers can't change the weather - or a seesawing climate - perhaps data-crunchers can outwit Mother Nature.
The cathedral window in a new light
At the intersection of science and art: the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory has developped software to observe stained glass with a light and viewing angle that have been chosen to reveal unexpected details.
The cool glow of star formation: First light of powerful new camera on APEX
A new instrument called ArTeMiS has been successfully installed on APEX—the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment. APEX is a 12-metre diameter telescope located high in the Atacama Desert, which operates at millimetre ...
Seven world-firsts for intrepid climbing team
A team of climbers from the University of Bristol have successfully achieved seven world-firsts, summiting seven previously unclimbed peaks in the remote and unknown mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
Remote traffic pollution detection system created
A group of research centers and companies in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participates has created the first infrared and remote system able to detect pollutants from cars on highways up to ...
MSU lands first drone
Farmers can now get a birds-eye view of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone.
'La Nada' climate pattern lingers in the Pacific
(Phys.org) —New remote sensing data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea-surface height conditions across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. This neutral, or "La Nada" event, has stubbornly persisted ...