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A deep reservoir of primordial helium in the Earth

Noble gases, including helium, neon, and argon, are characterized by high chemical inertness which causes low reactivity with other materials and high volatility. Among them, 3He, 20Ne, and 36Ar are particular isotopes which were components of the pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 6th, 2021

Coronal mass ejections and cosmic ray observations at Syowa Station

Solar activities, such as CME(Coronal Mass Ejection), cause geomagnetic storms that disturb the Earth's magnetosphere. Geomagnetic storms can affect GPS positioning, radio communication, and power transmission system. Solar explosions also emit radia.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 57 min. ago

Groundwater depths affect nutrient resorption of desert phreatophyte

Water and nutrients play important roles in the survival and growth of plants in arid and nutrient-poor desert ecosystems. Phreatophytes have a strong competitive advantage in arid desert ecosystems because their roots can reach deep into groundwater.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 25 min. ago

Why the Earth needs a course correction now

The massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and economies underscores that our collective survival and well-being hinges on our willingness to confront environmental threats that have global consequences. Key to protecting lives and making c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago

Microbes in ocean play important role in moderating Earth"s temperature

Methane is a strong greenhouse gas that plays a key role in Earth's climate. Anytime we use natural gas, whether we light up our kitchen stove or barbeque, we are using methane......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

First-of-its-kind study finds lightning impacts edge of space in ways not previously observed

Solar flares jetting out from the sun and thunderstorms generated on Earth impact the planet's ionosphere in different ways, which have implications for the ability to conduct long range communications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Glacier Blood? Watermelon Snow? Whatever It"s Called, Snow Shouldn"t Be So Red.

Winter through spring, the French Alps are wrapped in austere white snow. But as spring turns to summer, the stoic slopes start to blush. Parts of the snow take on bright colors: deep red, rusty orange, lemonade pink. Locals call this "sang de glacie.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Metals from space descend on Boulder, Colorado, at dusk and dawn

Sodium and other metals from space make regular—and irregular—landfall on Earth. Enlarge / Morning sun against the foothills of Boulder, Colorado, business area and campus. (credit: Fred Langer Photography | Getty Images) Every day, the Su.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Toward a daily-use deep UV light source for sterilization and disinfection

Researchers from the Graduate School of Engineering and the Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology at Osaka University unveiled a new solid state second-harmonic generation (SHG) device that converts infrared radiation into blue light. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Is the Roomba 692 worth buying on Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is known for deep discounts on robot vacuums. The iRobot Roomba 692 continues to be a popular choice, but is it still worth buying on Prime Day?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Space station photo attempts to convey satellite’s high speed

Space station astronaut Thomas Pesquet has posted a photo that tries to convey the satellite's high speed as it orbits Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

NASA is designing a space telescope to protect Earth from asteroid impacts

NASA's Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope would use infrared sensors to detect asteroids or comets which threaten the planet......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Scientists Propose "Neuro-Rights" to Protect Brains From Future Manipulation

Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from Reuters: Scientific advances from deep brain stimulation to wearable scanners are making manipulation of the human mind increasingly possible, creating a need for laws and protections to regulate use of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

A Massive Underwater Avalanche Lasted Two Days

Slashdot reader SysEngineer shares this report from the BBC: Scientists are reporting what they say is the longest sediment avalanche yet measured in action. It occurred underwater off West Africa, in a deep canyon leading away from the mouth of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

There’s a third mission traveling to Venus, Earth’s ‘evil twin’

Venus is not an inviting place, but sending probes there could answer some long-standing questions. ESA has announced it will send a mission called EnVision......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Funding front-line action for the world"s forgotten frogs

Frogs have been around for about 140 million years, since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and are found in most moist corners of the world. IUCN has assessed 6,340 species of these tailless and smooth-bodied amphibians, and almost one in ten of them are.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

International study reveals new insight into how continents were formed

An international study led by Monash University geologists provides a new insight into how Earth's first continents formed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

NASA selects new science investigations for future moon deliveries

As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the moon's surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor. Two of the payload suites will.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Better understanding air pollution mechanisms

Earth's atmosphere has a budget, and when expenses outpace savings, secondary aerosols form in areas of excessive pollution. Greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere, and free radicals bond to the molecules, rendering them inert. But when there are more.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

International team maps world"s giant kelp forests

The world's giant kelp forests—vital marine wildernesses as important to Earth's ecology as rainforests and coral reefs—are being mapped by a team of international scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Queqiao: The bridge between Earth and the far side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe marked the first soft-landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, which always faces away from Earth. To communicate with ground stations, Chang'e-4 relies on Queqiao, a relay communication satellite that orbits a poi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021