Detecting cyanide exposure

Cyanide exposure can happen occupationally or in low levels from inhaling cigarette smokeā€”or from being poisoned by someone out to get you. The effects are fast and can be deadly. But because cyanide is metabolized quickly, ...

Polar vortex: The science behind the cold

The polar vortex, a swirl of low-pressure air six miles up in the atmosphere, blasted much of the American Midwest and Northeast in late January 2019 with temperatures cold enough to bring on frostbite within minutes.

NASA gets tropical storm Leslie by the tail

What appears to be a long tail in satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Leslie is in fact clouds associated with a nearby elongated area of low pressure, or a trough.

NASA analyzes US east coast persistent rains

A stalled weather pattern led to persistent showers and thunderstorms moving up the eastern seaboard during the week of July 22, resulting in significant rainfall amounts and numerous flood warnings. NASA utilized satellite ...

Student Hyperloop motor tested at ESA

Dutch students due to compete in Elon Musk's high-speed 'Hyperloop' challenge this July subjected their motor module to near-vacuum conditions within ESA's technical heart.

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