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Finding the right 'dose' for solar geoengineering
New research finds that if solar geoengineering is used to cut global temperature increases in half, there could be worldwide benefits without exacerbating change in any large geographic area. (2019-03-11)
Researchers uncover additional evidence for massive solar storms
Solar storms can be far more powerful than previously thought. (2019-03-11)
SwRI-led LAMP instrument sheds light on lunar water movement
Using the Southwest Research Institute-led Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. (2019-03-08)
NASA's LRO sheds light on lunar water movement
Scientists using an instrument aboard LRO observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the moon. (2019-03-08)
What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate
We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our galaxy's mass, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite. (2019-03-07)
Engineers develop inexpensive, smart stop sign to improve driver safety
According to the US Department of Transportation, more than half of all roadway fatalities occur on rural roads. (2019-03-06)
Light from an exotic crystal semiconductor could lead to better solar cells
Scientists have found a new way to control light emitted by exotic crystal semiconductors, which could lead to more efficient solar cells and other advances in electronics, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Materials Today. (2019-03-06)
Good news! Europe's electric grid will still work even as the world crumbles
Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy. (2019-03-06)
Improving solar cell efficiency with a bucket of water
Beth Parks has devised an astonishingly simple way to overcome a limitation of solar cells -- a bucket of water. (2019-03-06)
Discovering the next generation of catalysts
The use of solar and wind energy must be doubled to meet the world's demand for clean energy over the next 30 years. (2019-03-05)
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up. (2019-03-04)
Scientists track deep history of planets' motions, and effects on Earth's climate
Using cores of rock, scientists have mapped out the tracks of several planets that influence the orbit, and thus the climate, of Earth, in a period 200 million years ago. (2019-03-04)
Layering titanium oxide's different mineral forms for better solar cells
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University improved the efficiency of a new type of solar cell with a double layer consisting of pure anatase and brookite, two different mineral forms of titanium oxide. (2019-02-28)
Exiled planet linked to stellar flyby 3 million years ago
Paul Kalas of UC Berkeley was puzzled by the tilted but stable orbit of a planet around a binary star -- an orbit like that of our solar system's proposed Planet Nine. (2019-02-28)
Pluto and Charon's ancient scars reveal a dearth of small Kuiper Belt objects
By mapping the scars of ancient impacts on the surfaces of Pluto and Charon, researchers have gained a better understanding of the formation and evolution of the Kuiper Belt, a vast halo of orbiting debris lying at the fringes of our solar system. (2019-02-28)
SwRI-led New Horizons research indicates small Kuiper Belt objects are surprisingly rare
Using New Horizons data from the Pluto-Charon flyby in 2015, a Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists have indirectly discovered a distinct and surprising lack of very small objects in the Kuiper Belt. (2019-02-28)
Using stardust grains, ASU scientists build new model for nova eruptions
ASU scientists make breakthrough in modeling how stars erupt thanks to studies of microscopic stardust grains. (2019-02-28)
More support for Planet Nine
Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin offer further clues about Planet Nine. (2019-02-27)
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth's solar system, new research suggests. (2019-02-25)
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, NASA scientists have found. (2019-02-20)
Beyond the bulkheterojunction
Bulkheterojunctions (blended junctions) are indispensable for organic solar cells. However, the fabrication of electron and hole transport routes in bulkheterojunction remains quite challenging. (2019-02-19)
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms
The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft. (2019-02-19)
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station
Presented during FAPESP Week London, instrument created in São Paulo will be improved in collaboration with Russia and will measure solar flares; launch is scheduled for 2022. (2019-02-19)
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot. (2019-02-19)
Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties
What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. (2019-02-19)
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars
Feature describes the first fully kinetic model of plasma particles showing that fast reconnection can indeed occur in partially ionized plasma. (2019-02-18)
Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer
Scientists from seven countries published an article on the study of the sources of black carbon (BC) emissions in the Arctic. (2019-02-15)
A nearby river of stars
Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. (2019-02-15)
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space. (2019-02-14)
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed
Using synchronized lasers pulses, Osaka University researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. (2019-02-14)
Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses
The Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. (2019-02-12)
Do you like Earth's solid surface and life-inclined climate? Thank your lucky (massive) star
Earth's solid surface and moderate climate may be due, in part, to a massive star in the birth environment of the sun, according to new computer simulations of planet formation. (2019-02-11)
Researchers develop flags that generate energy from wind and sun
Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. (2019-02-11)
Boosting solid state chemical reactions
Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials. (2019-02-10)
Evidence for a new fundamental constant of the sun
New research undertaken at Northumbria University, Newcastle, shows that the sun's magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. (2019-02-07)
Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus. (2019-02-07)
Periodic table still influencing today's research
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, and the principles that drove Dmitri Mendeleev to construct his table are still influencing today's research advances. (2019-02-07)
Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells
Researchers have been able to decipher a key aspect of the behavior of perovskites made with different formulations: With certain additives there is a kind of 'sweet spot' where greater amounts will enhance performance and beyond which further amounts begin to degrade it. (2019-02-07)
A better eyeshot of the makeup of ancient meteorites
A team of Japanese and American scientists has visualized meteorite components at resolution powers much higher than ever before. (2019-02-07)
Retreating snow line reveals organic molecules around young star
Astronomers using ALMA have detected various complex organic molecules around the young star V883 Ori. (2019-02-04)
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