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New research on northern lights will improve satellite navigation accuracy
Researchers at the University of Bath have gained new insights into the mechanisms of the northern lights, providing an opportunity to develop better satellite technology that can negate outages caused by this natural phenomenon. (2017-03-13)
Sounds of northern lights are born close to ground
For the first time, researchers at Aalto University in Finland have located where the sounds associated with the northern lights are created. (2012-07-09)
Ground-level artificial lights disrupt bird migration
It's not just lights on skyscrapers that can impact migrating birds -- new research in The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that even ground-level artificial lights can affect birds passing overhead at night. (2016-04-13)
Addicted to energy?
Lights at Night, an engaging interactive display developed by the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, is now available for museums, libraries, schools and other venues. (2006-02-24)
Position of car indicator lights affects safety -- designers should take note
People find it harder to make rapid decisions about which way a car will turn if its amber indicator lights are inside the headlights (i.e. nearer the middle of the car) than if the indicator lights are outside the headlights, according to research published today in the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology. (2007-03-21)
Template for peace
Focused between 1972 and 1975, the most violent and polarized years of the Northern Ireland conflict, this book challenges a number of persistent myths, including those concerning the role of the Irish government in the Northern Ireland conflict. (2013-04-29)
NASA study finds Earth's auroras are not mirror images
Scientists looking at the Earth's northern and southern auroras were surprised to find they are not mirror images of each other, as was once thought. (2005-04-05)
Night lights, big data
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have developed an online tool that incorporates 21 years of night-time lights data to understand and compare changes in human activities in countries around the world. (2017-03-28)
Fort McMurray inferno; doctors describe medical evacuation
An exclusive CMAJ news article recounts the medical evacuation of the Fort McMurray hospital and the challenges in ensuring the safety of more than 120 patients as the unpredictable inferno raged in Alberta, Canada. (2016-05-10)
Images available: rarely seen 'Southern Lights' over Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Striking images of the Aurora Australis, the atmospheric phenomenon known familiarly as the Southern Lights, are available from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (2002-05-21)
Cassini reveals Saturn's eerie-sounding radio emissions
Saturn's radio emissions could be mistaken for a Halloween sound track. (2005-07-25)
Stopping at red lights exposes drivers to high levels of air pollution, new study finds
Research published today in the journal Atmospheric Environment has found that drivers are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants when stopped at red lights. (2015-02-12)
Lights tuned to birds' eyes may help reduce bird-aircraft collisions
A study published this week in The Condor: Ornithological Applications may have important implications for reducing bird-aircraft collisions through the customization of aircraft and runway lights to birds' visual systems. (2015-04-08)
Intelligent street lights adapt to conditions in Finland
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a dimmable LED street light that consumes significantly less energy than current lighting systems, while improving the lighting characteristics. (2013-05-27)
Flashing lights and music turn rats into problem gamblers
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making -- even if you're a rat. (2016-01-20)
Using digital SLRs to measure the height of Northern Lights
Ryuho Kataoka (Japanese National Institute of Polar Research) came up with a new method to measure the height of aurora borealis after working on a 3D movie for a planetarium. (2013-09-06)
Northern Light secrets uncovered thanks to social networking tools
New research led by physicists at the University of Warwick has used tools designed to study social networks to gain significant new insights into the Northern Lights, and space weather -- particularly the interaction of events in the sun's atmosphere with Earth's ionosphere. (2015-11-02)
'Meating' a solution: Research finds that LED lights extend meat shelf life, save retailers money
Several Kansas State University researchers have found that using light-emitting diode, or LED, lights in refrigeration units could save the retail meat industry millions of dollars each year. (2012-01-17)
Green light special
Bright new green light emitting diodes, or LEDs, are replacing incandescent bulbs in traffic lights around the country. (2000-10-05)
Suomi NPP satellite sees auroras over North America
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite acquired this view of the aurora borealis early on the morning of October 8, 2012 (2012-10-10)
Harsh space weather may doom potential life on red-dwarf planets
Life in the universe might be even rarer than we thought. (2014-06-02)
Spectrometer Measures Auroras' Impact On Ionosphere
A new imaging spectrometer developed at the University of Illinois will assist scientists who are studying auroras and their effects upon Earth's atmosphere. (1998-11-03)
NASA's Webb Telescope ghostly 'lights out' inspection
The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a 'lights out inspection' in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility (SSDIF) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (2017-03-15)
Brown economists measure GDP growth from outer space
Measurements of economic growth often fall short for developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and are rarely calculated at all for cities throughout the world. (2009-09-04)
California's Jerusalem fire at night
From its orbit around the Earth, the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite or Suomi NPP satellite, captured a night-time image of California's Jerusalem Fire. (2015-08-11)
Calorie consumption: Do numbers or graphics encourage diners to eat less?
To encourage consumers to lower their caloric intake, the US Food and Drug Administration now requires most chain restaurants to state the number of calories that each menu item contains. (2015-09-23)
To protect threatened bat species, street lights out
Slow-flying, woodland bats -- which tend to be at greater risk from extinction than their speedier kin -- really don't like the light, according to a study published online on June 18 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. (2009-06-18)
Turning off building lights reduces bird window-kill by 83%
New data never published reveals that turning off building lights in a big city could save thousands of migratory birds a day. (2002-05-08)
Low-cost LEDs to slash household electric bills
A new way of making LEDs could see household lighting bills reduced by up to 75 percent within five years. (2009-01-28)
Cluster encounters a natural particle accelerator
ESA's Cluster satellites have flown through a natural particle accelerator just above Earth's atmosphere. (2011-02-01)
Aurora alert: The sun is waking up
Sky viewers might get to enjoy some spectacular Northern Lights, or aurorae, tomorrow. (2010-08-02)
Movement of North Magnetic Pole is accelerating
After some 400 years of relative stability, Earth's North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada to Siberia within the next half-century. (2005-12-09)
Blue light irradiation promotes growth, increases antioxidants in lettuce seedlings
Researchers determined the effects of raising seedlings with different light spectra such as with blue, red, and blue plus red light-emitting diode lights on seedling quality and yield of red leaf lettuce plants. (2011-12-12)
Light pollution transforming insect communities
Street lighting is transforming communities of insects and other invertebrates, according to research by the University of Exeter. (2012-05-22)
New study shows LED lights attract fewer insects than other lights
New research by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed that domestic LED lights are much less attractive to nuisance insects such as biting midges than traditional filament lamps. (2016-11-15)
Study finds that aging warps our perception of time
A recent study from the University of Waterloo found that seniors have a harder time distinguishing the order of events than younger adults. (2015-12-15)
Auroras In Daylight? APL Scientists Solve Mystery
Does the aurora borealis, the grand (1996-08-26)
Smoke from Canadian wildfires over Baffin Bay
Canadian wildfires have been raging this summer and some of the smoke from those fires already drifted downward into the US over the Great Lakes. (2014-08-04)
Light bulb phase-out offers new role for unsung heroes of electronics revolution
With the United States' phase-out of conventional incandescent light bulbs set to start in a few months, an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News describes how the ban on 100-watt bulbs portends a huge new wave of growth for the once lowly light-emitting diode. (2011-07-13)
Montana State University to host international conference on light, color in nature
Approximately 45 scientists from the United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, England and Spain will gather in Bozeman, Mont., June 25 through 29 to discuss the latest findings on light and color in nature. (2007-06-22)
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