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How ice in clouds is born

Something almost magical happens when you put a tray full of sloshing, liquid water into a freezer and it comes out later as a rigid, solid crystal of ice. Chemists at the University of Utah have pulled back the curtain a ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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Understanding rare earth emulsions

Despite their name, rare earth elements actually aren't that rare. Abundant in mines around the world, rare earths are used in many high-tech products, including visual displays, batteries, super conductors, and computer ...

dateOct 13, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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NASA solves a drizzle riddle

A new NASA study shows that updrafts are more important than previously understood in determining what makes clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops, overturning a common assumption.

dateJul 26, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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