News tagged with sand

Video: The art and science of glassblowing

If you've ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for a glass bottled soda because of taste, or drooled over art glass in a gallery, then your life has been changed for the better by the transparent yet durable combination ...

dateNov 21, 2017 in Other
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Plastic between your toes

Plastic is everywhere. This is in short the key outcome of a study by bachelor's student Froukje Lots and her supervisor Thijs Bosker. They found that every kilogram of sand on European beaches contained on average 250 fragments ...

dateOct 17, 2017 in Environment
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Where does the sand on Mars come from?

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today. Discovered in images from the Context Camera, this region exhibits dark material that is ...

dateOct 11, 2017 in Space Exploration
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The world is facing a global sand crisis

When people picture sand spread across idyllic beaches and endless deserts, they understandably think of it as an infinite resource. But as we discuss in a just-published perspective in the journal Science, over-exploitation ...

dateSep 08, 2017 in Environment
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Spectroscopy: Simple solution for soil sample

Farmers and gardeners know their soil texture can make a big difference in their success. Different plants have different needs for water, nutrients, and air. When they grow in soil that has the right texture, it is easier ...

dateAug 30, 2017 in Environment
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