Missing 'Ice Arches' Contributed to 2007 Arctic Ice Loss

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 2007, the Arctic lost a massive amount of thick, multiyear sea ice, contributing to that year's record-low extent of Arctic sea ice. A new NASA-led study has found that the record loss that year was due ...

Robot provides 3-D images of dangerous locations

(PhysOrg.com) -- Soldiers and first responders may soon have a better way to evaluate the interior of dangerous structures, thanks to a joint project between Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University ...

Small and mighty cyclone Gelane reaches category 4 strength

NASA satellites monitoring and studying Cyclone Gelane over the last several days have watched the storm become more powerful and more compact. Gelane is now a powerful category four cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some ...

Scientists unlock mystery in photosynthesis step

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists, including two from Arizona State University, have taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels.

More, Better Biodiesel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Yields of biodiesel from oilseed crops such as safflower could be increased by up to 24 percent using a new process developed by chemists at UC Davis. The method converts both plant oils and carbohydrates ...

Winter Olympics Science Notes: Ski Jumping

The first gold medal of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics went to Switzerland's Simon Ammann, who won the normal hill ski jumping competition on Feb. 13 with a top jump of 108 meters -- nearly the length of an entire football ...

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