News tagged with instrument

NASA gives Hurricane Fernanda a close-up

Hurricane Fernanda is moving through the deep tropics and there's nothing in its way to prevent it from becoming a major hurricane. NASA's Terra satellite took a closer look at the strengthening storm.

dateJul 14, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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See our seasons change from space

With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding our changing planet has been made that much easier. Seeing the effect spring has on our plant ...

dateJul 07, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Mass spectrometry for general use

Customs officials want to detect contraband. Doctors want to know how quickly a patient is metabolizing a therapeutic drug. And suppliers of organic products, from nutritional supplements to honey, want to know their raw ...

dateJul 06, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Image: Fires and hot spots in Arizona

Wildfires have been plaguing the southwestern United States with hot, dry weather, high winds and lightning strikes. The interesting point to note in this image is the "modis hot spot" highlighted area. This is a spot on ...

dateJul 03, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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The story of music is the story of humans

How did music begin? Did our early ancestors first start by beating things together to create rhythm, or use their voices to sing? What types of instruments did they use? Has music always been important in human society, ...

dateJun 20, 2017 in Social Sciences
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