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Large summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie

July 12, 2019

University of Michigan researchers and their partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful…
Climate change could devastate painted turtles, according to new study

March 15, 2019

An Iowa State University biologist is sounding the alarm for the painted turtle, one of many reptiles for…
How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

January 28, 2019

New research from Case Western Reserve University in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences…
Finally, a Robust Fuel Cell that Runs on Methane at Practical Temperatures

November 5, 2018

Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed.…
Where to find the coolest place on Earth

September 18, 2018

Learn how to create the coldest temperature in the Universe – here on Earth. See an image of…
How turning down the heat makes a baby turtle male

May 23, 2018

Boy or girl? For those who want to influence their baby’s sex, superstition and folk wisdom offer no…
Earth’s stable temperature past suggests other planets could also sustain life

April 5, 2018

Theories about the early days of our planet’s history vary wildly. Some studies have painted the picture of…
Late winter cold temperatures and snow place many trees and plants at risk, says expert

March 19, 2018

Cold temperatures and late winter snow place many types of trees and plants at risk, says Virginia Cooperative Extension…
Bringing the World Closer to Revised Measurement System, Scientists Update Four Key Fundamental Constants

October 24, 2017

Paving the way for transforming the world’s measurement system, an international task force has determined updated values for…
NIST ‘Noise Thermometry’ Yields Accurate New Measurements of Boltzmann Constant

July 3, 2017

By measuring the random jiggling motion of electrons in a resistor, researchers at the National Institute of Standards…
A planet hotter than most stars

June 6, 2017

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it’s stretching the definition of the word “planet.” With…
A Scientific Advance for Cool Clothing: Temperature-wise, That Is

April 20, 2017

Stanford University researchers, with the aid of the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at UC San…
Florida Corals Tell of Cold Spells and Dust Bowls Past, Foretell Weather to Come

January 26, 2017

Scientists seeking an oceanic counterpart to the tree rings that document past weather patterns on land have found…
Climate change to alter global pattern of mild weather

January 19, 2017

Scientists from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have produced the first global analysis…
Climate Model Suggests Collapse of Atlantic Circulation Is Possible

January 5, 2017

The idea of climate change causing a major ocean circulation pattern in the Atlantic Ocean to collapse with…
The Hidden Inferno Inside Your Laser Pointer

December 27, 2016

If you thought that a kid’s room, a Norwegian Nobel Laureate and a laser pointer had nothing in…
Copper stripes help iron pnictide lock-in insulating state

December 20, 2016

Physicists at Rice University’s Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM) have created a new iron-based material that offers clues…
Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl

December 19, 2016

Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be…
Accurate temperature readings from microwave-proof thermometer

November 23, 2016

Two entrepreneurs have discovered a technology with the capacity to ensure, for example, that babies are given formula…
How to monitor global ocean warming – without harming whales

November 22, 2016

Most of the extra heat trapped by human-generated emissions is ending up in the oceans. But tracking the…
Extreme engineering: Embedding instrumentation and control at 700 degrees Celsius

November 19, 2016

When it comes to a challenging application for embedded instrumentation and control, none quite beats an environment of…
Adapting to the Heat

October 18, 2016

In classic experiments on frogs, scientists found that the amphibians’ urge to escape from dangerously hot water decreased…
Fuel cell membrane patented by Sandia outperforms market

September 9, 2016

Fuel cells provide power without pollutants. But, as in the Goldilocks story, membranes in automobile fuel cells work…
Humans acclimating to higher temps, mortality study shows

August 8, 2016

Humans are acclimating to higher temperatures on Earth, according to a study co-led by Kristie Ebi, a University…
Gemini Tracks Collapse of Io’s Atmosphere During Frigid Eclipses

August 6, 2016

A Southwest Research Institute-led team has documented atmospheric changes on Io, Jupiter’s volcanically active satellite, as the giant…
Switch and stick

May 19, 2016

Some adhesives may soon have a metallic sheen and be particularly easy to unstick. Researchers at the Max…
Dial-a-fire test complex ignites huge blaze

April 30, 2016

Though researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories Thermal Test Complex study a variety of fires, they focus on…
Climate models have underestimated Earth’s sensitivity to CO2 changes, study finds

April 11, 2016

A Yale University study says global climate models have significantly underestimated how much the Earth’s surface temperature will…
California drought patterns becoming more common

April 5, 2016

Atmospheric scientists have found that California’s highest temperatures are almost always associated with blocking ridges, regions of high…
Taking the temperature of the underground

April 1, 2016

Where is the safest place to dispose of our nuclear waste? What will happen to the mountain landscapes…
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