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For InSight, Dust Cleanings Will Yield New Science

May 7, 2019

The same winds that blanket Mars with dust can also blow that dust away. Catastrophic dust storms have…
What you can’t see can hurt you

October 8, 2018

What if you could see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home? Engineers from the University of Utah’s…
Dust Storms Linked to Gas Escape from Mars Atmosphere

January 24, 2018

Some Mars experts are eager and optimistic for a dust storm this year to grow so grand it…
Scientists on the road to discovering impact of urban road dust

January 17, 2018

In an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have discovered that sunlight causes…
New Dust Sources Resulting From a Shrinking Salton Sea Have Negative Ecological and Health Impacts

August 4, 2017

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside investigating the composition of particulate matter (PM) and its sources at the…
Scientists Developing Technology to Remove Martian Dust

June 28, 2017

NASA’s Journey to Mars requires cutting-edge technologies to solve the problems explorers will face on the Red Planet.…
Asian Dust Providing Key Nutrients for California’s Giant Sequoias

March 29, 2017

Dust from as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia is providing more nutrients than previously thought…
The Dust Never Settles on the Space Station

January 12, 2017

When your house gets dusty, the dust settles, falling down to lower surfaces, awaiting your attention with the…
Saharan dust in the wind

November 26, 2016

Every year, trade winds over the Sahara Desert sweep up huge plumes of mineral dust, transporting hundreds of…
Just Who Lives With You?

November 9, 2016

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado Boulder used DNA testing and citizen science…
Team finds antibiotic resistance genes in indoor dust

September 11, 2016

In the dust of an aging building used for athletics and academics, UO researchers found a potential problem.…
Study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio

May 11, 2016

Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine…
In the war against dust, a new tool inspired by geckos

April 28, 2016

Micrometric and sub-micrometric contaminant particles — what most of us call “dust” — can cause big problems for…
Materials scientists learn how mother of pearl is made

December 8, 2015

Mother nature has a lot to teach us about how to make things. With that in mind, Cornell…
Student discovers stellar chamaeleon had astronomers fooled for years

December 4, 2015

A graduate student has discovered that astronomers have for years been mistakenly interpreting the dust in the environment…
In-house test kits help motivate parents to reduce allergens in their homes

November 4, 2015

In-home test kits, coupled with patient education, help parents reduce allergen levels in their homes, according to scientists…
Researchers show ocean response to Red Dawn

September 18, 2015

The ‘Red Dawn’ dust storm which enveloped Sydney in 2009 left more than just a huge clean-up bill…
How Wind Sculpted Earth’s Largest Dust Deposit

September 2, 2015

A team of UA geoscientists figured out how China’s Loess Plateau, a dust deposit the size of the…
Home sweet microbe: Dust in your house can predict geographic region, gender of occupants

August 27, 2015

The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and…
Dusty Secrets Could Help Asthma Sufferers

June 12, 2015

Researchers in the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute have entered into a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer…
The Environmental Origins of Disease

April 15, 2015

A Q&A with Nicole Deziel, Ph.D., M.H.S. Nicole Deziel is an assistant professor at the Yale School of…
Flying fish – from Africa to the Amazon

September 26, 2014

Scientists have uncovered the natural fertiliser contained within Saharan dust that plays an important role in the health…
Light scattering on dust holds clues to habitability

September 26, 2014

We are all made of dust. Dust particles can be found everywhere in space. Disks of dust and…
New research suggests Saharan dust is key to the formation of Bahamas’ Great Bank

July 25, 2014

MIAMI – A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the…
Dangers of desert dust: new diagnostic tool for valley fever

July 24, 2014

On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust blanketed Phoenix, creating an awesome spectacle – or stubborn…
Researchers suggest Greenland ice shelf melting faster due to embedded dust particles

June 10, 2014

Melting snow containing light absorbing impurities. Credit: Florent Dominé A team of planetary scientists with members from several…
Another word for Mars is dust

May 6, 2014

There’s a four-letter word to describe conditions on Mars, and it’s not pretty: Dust.  It is everywhere and…
Mars may act as a giant planetary pump

December 27, 2013

The natural soil pump on Mars: Underground gas flows from the cool deeper layers to the warm Sun-heated…
First evidence that dust and sand deposits in China are controlled by rivers

October 15, 2013

New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert…
Study offers insight into Saharan dust migration

August 23, 2013

Satellite pictures of Saharan dust clouds have been in the news all summer, but to Shankar Chellam, they…
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