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Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level clouds, according to a CIRES-led study published today in Nature. (2019-10-16)
On the causes of regional haze
In recent years, the rampant haze in some cities and regions has attracted great attention, and people usually pay attention to the microscopic mechanism of its chemical process. (2019-10-15)
Did early mammals turn to night life to protect their sperm?
Humans are diurnal -- we are active in the day and sleep at night. (2019-10-15)
Experiment measures velocity in 3D
Many of today's scientific processes are simulated using computer-driven mathematical models. (2019-10-15)
Plotting air raids on Britain: Map shows devastating impact of WWII Luftwaffe strikes
The interactive map uses wartime data from The National Archives to pinpoint more than 30,000 locations that were struck in the UK over the course of the war -- including the first ever attack on British shores on October 16, 1939. (2019-10-15)
The secret to sneaky float serves
A team of researchers led by the University of Tsukuba performed wind tunnel experiments to determine the role of asymmetry caused by the orientation of a volleyball on its aerodynamic characteristics. (2019-10-10)
Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners
A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers from the University of Cambridge. (2019-10-09)
SwRI hypersonic research spotlights future flight challenges
Southwest Research Institute engineers are advancing what researchers know about hypersonic flight. (2019-10-08)
Air pollution linked to hair loss, new research reveals
The research was conducted by exposing cells from the human scalp at the base of hair follicles, known as human follicle dermal papilla cells, to various concentrations of PM10-like dust and diesel particulate. (2019-10-08)
Particles emitted by consumer 3D printers could hurt indoor air quality
The particles emitted from 3D printers can negatively impact indoor air quality and have the potential to harm respiratory health, according to a study from researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and UL Chemical Safety. (2019-10-07)
Common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments
Some so-called pro-allergic environments strongly promote the development of asthma and are responsible for the dramatic increase in the prevalence of asthma, especially in industrialized countries. (2019-10-07)
Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates, study finds
Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. (2019-10-03)
How much are you polluting your office air just by existing?
Could your basic acts of existence be polluting the air in the office room where you work? (2019-10-03)
Study: Carbon emissions soar as tourism reaches new heights
A researcher at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is examining how the flight routes people take to get to tourist destinations impact the amount of pollution in the air in a newly published study he coauthored in the Annals of Tourism Research. (2019-10-02)
Aspirin may prevent air pollution harms
A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. (2019-10-02)
Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality
US cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel freight truck exhaust, according to Cornell University research. (2019-09-30)
Child deaths in Africa could be prevented by family planning
Children under 5 years of age in Africa are much more likely to die as a direct result of poor health linked to air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, increased family size, and environmental degradation, according to the first continent-wide investigation of its kind. (2019-09-30)
Taxi drivers face highest levels of black carbon compared to other professional drivers
Professional drivers working in congested cities are exposed to black carbon levels that are on average a third higher than would be experienced at a busy roadside, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-09-28)
Jumping the gap may make electronics faster
A quasi-particle that travels along the interface of a metal and dielectric material may be the solution to problems caused by shrinking electronic components, according to an international team of engineers. (2019-09-26)
Air pollution linked to increased risk of infant death & reduced lung function in children
Two studies to be presented at the European Respiratory Society congress show that air pollution is linked to increased risk of infant deaths and reduced lung function in children. (2019-09-26)
Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children
Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children. (2019-09-25)
West Africa: human-induced air pollution is higher than expected
Emissions of volatile organic pollutants in West Africa are 100 to 150 times higher than current estimates for the region. (2019-09-24)
NASA data shows Humberto now post-tropical
Satellite data has confirmed that Humberto, once a major hurricane is now a post-tropical cyclone. (2019-09-20)
Climate protection and clean air: An integrated approach
From September 23 to 25, 2019, heads of government from around the world will convene at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss efforts to advance climate action and global sustainable development. (2019-09-18)
Mechanism modeling for better forecasts, climate predictions
Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists. (2019-09-18)
Cutting emissions gradually will avert sudden jump in warming
Steadily reducing fossil fuel emissions over coming years will prevent millions of premature deaths and help avoid the worst of climate change without causing a large spike in short-term warming that some studies predict, new analysis from Duke University and the University of Leeds finds. (2019-09-18)
Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact indoor and regional air quality
Scientists from the Desert Research Institute studied air quality inside of four cannabis growing facilities in Nevada and California. (2019-09-17)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP tracks fire and smoke from two continents
Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols. (2019-09-13)
'Fire inversions' lock smoke in valleys
There's an atmospheric feedback loop, says University of Utah atmospheric scientist Adam Kochanski, that can lock smoke in valleys in much the same way that temperature inversions lock the smog and gunk in the Salt Lake Valley each winter. (2019-09-12)
Study offers verdict for China's efforts on coal emissions
Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China's success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs). (2019-09-12)
Can a high-tech sniffer help keep us safe?
Science stinks. So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine -- the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor -- into glass vials. (2019-09-11)
Since cooling demand is primarily driven by the sun, could it also be powered by the sun?
The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today's energy debate. (2019-09-11)
'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. (2019-09-11)
Optical vacuum cleaner can manipulate nanoparticles
Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with Russian and international colleagues developed the concept for constructing an optical vacuum cleaner. (2019-09-10)
New salt-based propellant proven compatible in dual-mode rocket engines
For dual-mode rocket engines to be successful, a propellant must function in both combustion and electric propulsion systems. (2019-09-09)
Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles
New research from conservation biologists at Florida State University and their collaborators suggests that while some loggerheads will suffer from the effects of a changing climate, populations in certain nesting areas could stand to reap important short-term benefits from the shifting environmental conditions. (2019-09-05)
The state of China's climate in 2018: More extreme events, but less loss
National Climate Center (NCC) of China has just completed a report to give an accessible and authoritative assessment of the climate in China based on the NCC operational system. (2019-09-04)
Study finds most risks for heart attacks, strokes, deaths around world could be improved
A large international study, involving more than 155,000 people in 21 countries, has found some of the risks are the same around the world, such as hypertension or low education, but other risks vary by a country's level of economic development, such as air pollution and poor diet which impact health more in middle- and low-income countries. (2019-09-03)
Narrow plasmonic surface lattice resonances prefer asymmetric dielectric environment
A research group led by Dr. LI Guangyuan and Dr. (2019-09-03)
Finding an effective way to reduce pressure ulcers
Expensive high-tech air mattresses are only marginally better at preventing pressure sores and ulcers than a specialist foam mattress, according to the results of a major study. (2019-09-03)
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