Clearing up cloudy understanding on solar power plant output

Sandia National Laboratories engineers have been studying the most effective ways to use solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays—a clean, affordable and renewable way to keep the power on. Systems are relatively easy to install ...

Corals track strongest Indian Ocean current over 334 years

Natural variations in the warming and cooling cycles of the globally important Agulhas ocean current core region have been revealed in a new study of a Madagascar corals led by The University of Western Australia and published ...

Modeling surface circulation patterns in the Gulf of Mexico

During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists' understanding of the mesoscale surface circulation patterns of the Gulf of Mexico became a topic of great importance. With the oil slick growing, disaster response ...

Cool running for Large Hadron Collider's CMS Tracker

By successfully passing a recent 'Master Cold Test', the CMS experiment Tracker has proved it can run at temperatures colder than ever before. It is now in shape to operate until 2025.

Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said ...

Kenya poaching crisis a 'national disaster', says Leakey

Kenya must take drastic action to stem a surge of elephant and rhino poaching, veteran conservationist Richard Leakey warned Wednesday, lamenting that known ringleaders are operating with "outrageous impunity".

Mathematically correcting over- and underexposure in photographs

Almost anyone with a camera or smartphone is sure to have noticed that taking pictures in bright conditions, such as a sunny day, can cause a loss of highlight details (or overexposure) in bright regions and a loss of shadow ...

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