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Salty oceans can forecast rain on land

At this week's American Geophysical Union meeting, a team of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) presented their latest research findings on the long-range predictions of rainfall on land. Their ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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New NASA hurricane tracking mission on track

NASA confirmed Friday morning that all eight spacecraft of its latest Earth science mission are in good shape. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will provide scientists with advanced technology to see ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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A promising spot for life on Mars

As NASA's Curiosity rover makes its way up the central peak of Gale Crater, it has been gathering evidence from ancient lake beds and long ago groundwater environments that are promising to life.

dateDec 15, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Discovery improves heat transfer in boiling

While the average person associates boiling with cooking dinner, the process is also widely used to transfer heat across surfaces. It is used in refrigerators, in industrial boilers and even on the international space station ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in General Physics
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