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The current heat spell is needed for the monsoon

Will this week's high temperatures make it into the record book? Can we top 122 F? We don't know yet, but as we move through this extreme heat spell, one thing is for certain, the unpredictability of the weather means records ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia

A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be "disastrous" for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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Carbon displays quantum effects

Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found evidence that carbon atoms cannot only behave like particles but also like waves. This quantum-mechanical property is well-known for light particles such as electrons or hydrogen ...

dateJul 12, 2017 in Materials Science
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Climate science: Bad news gets worse

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce whether he will pull America out of the 2015 Paris Agreement sanctioned by his predecessor and nearly 200 other world leaders, the stakes on climate change have never been higher.

dateJun 01, 2017 in Environment
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No liquid helium, but still extremely cool

NIST scientists have devised a novel hybrid system for cooling superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD) – essential tools for many kinds of cutting-edge research – that is far smaller than those previously ...

dateMay 24, 2017 in Superconductivity
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