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Astronomers calculate which exoplanets are most likely to have water

Astronomers know of about 60 rocky exoplanets orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars. When they try to determine how habitable these planets might be, detecting water in their atmospheres plays a huge role. But what if there was another way o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 7th, 2023

Study investigates chemical composition of metal-poor star HD 1936

Using the Ankara University Kreiken Observatory (AUKR) in Turkey, astronomers have performed high-resolution spectroscopic observations of a metal-poor star known as HD 1936. Results of the observations campaign, published February 15 on the preprint.....»»

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Research shows how air pollution has offset expected increases in rainfall

We know that greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide should increase rainfall. The emissions heat the atmosphere, causing a one-two punch: Warmer oceans make it easier for water to evaporate, and warmer air can hold more water vapor, meaning mor.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Winter drought grips southern Europe, northern Africa

Drought plaguing the Mediterranean has failed to recede over winter months that brought below-average rainfall, the EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service has reported, prompting water restrictions and state of emergency declarations......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

A new tool can help protect California and Nevada communities from floods while preserving their water supply

At the dawn of the new year in 1997, the Truckee River transformed. The winter season had thus far been great for snow, but when a subtropical storm from near the Hawaiian Islands rolled in, it carried with it unseasonably warm rain. The warm rainfal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

"Something in the Water" trailer teases another gloriously silly shark movie

The trailer for "Something in the Water", a thriller about five friends in the Caribbean trying to escape a circling shark, has dropped online. Wildly ridiculous shark movies seem to be coming back into fashion. Last month we had the trailer fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News16 hr. 33 min. ago

Black hole fashions stellar beads on a string

Astronomers have discovered one of the most powerful eruptions from a black hole ever recorded. This mega-explosion billions of years ago may help explain the formation of a striking pattern of star clusters around two massive galaxies, resembling be.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago

Smallest star ever observed is part of an exotic binary system

A large international team of astronomers has discovered the smallest known star to date, and found that it is paired with another, somewhat larger star. Their paper is published in the journal Nature Astronomy,......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 33 min. ago

Antibiotic use on Kenya"s dairy farms is putting consumers and animals at risk

Farmers often use antibiotics to keep their livestock healthy. They're sometimes used as "quick fixes", to avoid more costly management measures like regular disinfection, waste management, routine vaccination or provision of clean drinking water......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 33 min. ago

Newly spotted black hole has mass of 17 billion Suns, adding another daily

An accretion disk 7 light-years across powers an exceptionally bright galaxy. Enlarge (credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser) Quasars initially confused astronomers when they were discovered. First identified as sources of radio-fre.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2024

Los Angeles Just Proved How Spongy a City Can Be

As relentless rains pounded LA, the city’s “sponge” infrastructure helped gather 8.6 billion gallons of water—enough to sustain over 100,000 households for a year......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2024

A new model for measuring global water storage

In their recent publication in Nature Water, D-BAUG researchers Junyang Gou and Professor Benedikt Soja introduced a finely resolved model of terrestrial water storage using a novel deep learning approach......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2024

Scientists create method to bond hydrogels and other polymeric materials using chitosan

Hydrogels are versatile biomaterials conquering an increasing number of biomedical areas. Consisting of water-swollen molecular networks that can be tailored to mimic the mechanical and chemical features of various organs and tissues, they can interf.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2024

Astronomers are figuring out what causes incredibly bright flashes in space

Some of the oddest cosmic phenomena are short but powerful flashes called fast radio bursts. Now astronomers have observed one before and after it occurred,.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

Flowers grown floating on polluted waterways can help clean up nutrient runoff

Cut-flower farms could be a sustainable option for mitigating water pollution. Enlarge / The cut flowers could pay for themselves and even turn a profit. (credit: Margi Rentis) Flowers grown on inexpensive floating platf.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2024

Can astronomers use radar to spot a cataclysmic asteroid?

How can humans protect the Earth from "devastating asteroid and comet impacts?" According to the National Academies and their 2023-2032 Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, ground-based astronomical radar systems will have a "unique rol.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

New synthesis method uses light reaction on a water surface

By forming chemical bonds between atoms, complex molecules such as those needed for medicines, crop protection products, or high-performance materials are prepared using synthetic chemistry. Such synthesis reactions typically require organic solvents.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

Increased access to water may be a threat to nomadic livestock farmers in the long term

Increasing access to water in extremely arid parts of sub-Saharan Africa can help nomadic livestock farmers in the short term. However, in the long run, it may lead to serious consequences for their livelihoods. This is shown by new research from Upp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

Meet Bilophila wadsworthia—a gut microbe that"s both friend and foe

You may not have heard of hydrogen sulfide, but I bet you'd recognize the smell. Hydrogen sulfide is the gas responsible for the rotten-egg odor that you come across near stagnant water and in drains. This gas is also highly toxic when inhaled......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

James Webb photographs two potential exoplanets orbiting white dwarfs

The James Webb Space Telescope recently imaged two potential exoplanets orbiting around small, cold cores of dead stars called white dwarfs......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

Car fumes, weeds pose double whammy for fire-loving native plants

Springtime brings native wildflowers to bloom in the Santa Monica Mountains, northwest of Los Angeles. These beauties provide food for insects, maintain healthy soil and filter water seeping into the ground—in addition to offering breathtaking disp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024