Pressure prepares lobsters for long-distance delivery

Autumn is the prime season for catching lobsters in the cold waters off New England, and the red shellfish will soon find its way into many winter feasts, from office holiday parties to Christmas dinners and New Year's Eve ...

SAM I am

The Mars Science Laboratory is on its way to the red planet, and its rover Curiosity should touch down next summer. If the mission hits paydirt and comes across organic material, then one instrument in particular has the ...

NASA gears up for airborne study of earth's radiation balance

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA scientists have successfully completed flight tests in preparation for deployment of a multi-year airborne science campaign to study the humidity and chemical composition of air entering the tropical ...

Today's severe drought, tomorrow's normal

(PhysOrg.com) -- While the worst drought since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s grips Oklahoma and Texas, scientists are warning that what we consider severe drought conditions in North America today may be normal for the continent ...

Fukushima radioactive water 'leaked to Pacific

Highly radioactive waste water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has leaked to the Pacific, its operator said Tuesday, promising to prevent similar incidents.

NASA unmanned aircraft measures low altitude greenhouse gases

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, NASA researchers have demonstrated the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to collect very low altitude airborne measurements of greenhouse gases at several sites in California and ...

Are gas-formed gullies the norm on Mars?

In June 2000, Martian imaging scientists made a striking discovery — data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft found gullies on the red planet. Gullies on Earth form when water runs down steep slopes and ...

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