Combustion-derived water vapor may worsen winter air quality

Water vapor is an important medium for the wet growth of particulate matter. The increase of water vapor content will accelerate the liquid-phase oxidation of primary pollutants, promoting the generation of new particles ...

Rainforest at biosphere 2 offers glimpse into future of the Amazon

Tropical forests may be more resilient to predicted temperature increases under global climate change than previously thought, a study published in the journal Nature Plants suggests. The results could help make climate prediction ...

Warming can affect tourist arrivals in Indonesia

Every one percent increase in temperature and relative humidity in Indonesia is associated with a decrease in international tourist arrivals by 1.37 percent and 0.59 percent, respectively, according to a new study.

Humid air can extend lifetime of virus-laden aerosol droplets

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread through natural respiratory activities, such as breathing, talking and coughing, but little is known about how the virus is transported through the air.

The varnishing point: Where science meets art

In 2014, the art conservation world was thrown into chaos when the company producing MS2A varnish shut down. No one else had the technical knowledge to continue making the go-to varnish for art conservators worldwide.

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