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Typhoon Morakot's cloud top extent doubled in size in 1 day
Satellite imagery over the last two days has shown Typhoon Morakot to be a monster, and over the last two days, NASA satellites have confirmed the typhoon doubled its size. (2009-08-06)

NASA experiment stirs up hope for forecasting deadliest cyclones
NASA satellite data and a new modeling approach could improve weather forecasting and save more lives when future cyclones develop. (2009-04-13)

Scientists have a new scientific tool for hurricane research online
Scientists, students, and applications users seeking on-the-fly visualizations and analysis of hurricane-related satellite and model data can now get access to it via the NASA Hurricane Data Analysis tool online. This tool was created by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center, Greenbelt, Md., to help provide valuable hurricane research information, as well as easy data access to a collection of multi-sensor datasets. (2008-12-04)

Water vapor confirmed as major player in climate change
Water vapor is known to be Earth's most abundant greenhouse gas, but the extent of its contribution to global warming has been debated. Using recent NASA satellite data, researchers have estimated more precisely than ever the heat-trapping effect of water in the air, validating the role of the gas as a critical component of climate change. (2008-11-17)

Global Earth Day broadcast to feature South Pole
Air quality research and ozone monitoring at the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole will be showcased as part of a global Earth Day telecast scheduled for April 20, 2007, on various ABC-television's news programs. (2007-04-19)

The Daily Show affects young voters
According to a recent study published in the May issue of SAGE Publications' journal, American Politics Research, researchers conclude that young Americans' political views are negatively impacted by watching the popular The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which airs late night on Comedy Central as a 'fake-news program.' (2006-05-15)

Structure of new DNA enzyme family member found
Cornell researchers, trying to understand how proteins evolve and function by looking at their structural features, have uncovered the crystal structure of AIRs kinase, a protein involved in making the building blocks of DNA correctly. The protein's shape is similar to other members of the riboside kinase family. (2004-11-03)

NASA satellites help hurricane forecasters since 1992's destructive hurricane Andrew
Ten years ago, on August 24th, 1992, Hurricane Andrew developed in the Atlantic Ocean and became one of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history as it caused massive damage in south Florida. Since then, NASA has launched three satellites that will help improve forecasting of tropical cyclones. (2002-08-23)

SAFARI 2000 caputres pollution and climate interactions, debuts at AGU press briefing
During the year 2000, above average seasonal rainfall spurred vegetative growth in South Africa, providing more fuel for biomass burning and adding pollution to the atmosphere. (2001-12-10)

New Indian lands map available from USGS
A striking new map on Indian lands is now available thanks to a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Titled, 'Indian Lands in the United States,' the recently released shaded relief map colorfully illustrates the American Indian Geographic Entities as of 1998. The tribal entities depicted on the map are Federally recognized and are eligible for funding and services from the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. (2000-07-27)

Public Service Awards Go To Stephen Jay Gould And PBS' Bill Nye, 'The Science Guy'
The National Science Board (NSB) has named noted paleontologist, author and science popularizer Stephen Jay Gould along with the producers of the Public Broadcasting System's (PBS) Bill Nye the Science Guy, to receive the NSB's second annual Public Service Award. (1999-05-03)

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