News tagged with relative humidity

MOF keeps humidity in the Goldilocks zone

A novel porous material can soak up excessive humidity in a room only to release it again when the humidity falls. Now KAUST researchers have devised a metal-organic framework (MOF) material that monitors its own properties.

dateAug 07, 2017 in Materials Science
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Unraveling the mysteries of Arctic clouds

Clouds play a role in warming the Arctic and coinciding decreases in sea ice, but it is a complicated story. Using data from three Arctic sites, scientists studied the relationships among temperature, water vapor, and how ...

dateMay 01, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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No more dry mucous membranes when flying

Hovering at around 20 percent, the relative humidity in aircraft is kept very low to keep condensation from building up in the cabin. The downside for passengers and the crew is that this dries out the mucous membranes. Now ...

dateAug 01, 2016 in Engineering
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Fireworks are fun but can reduce visibility

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered that there is a sharp reduction in visibility caused by fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes' night. They found that visibility was further decreased when the relative ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Environment
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