Monthly Archives: February 2015

A new technique allowed researchers to track genetic mutations within individual yeast "families." Source: Shutterstock

Unique Tags Identify Individual Yeast Families

Bakers and beer brewers welcome the gentle, gradual bubbling that occurs when yeast is stirred into warm, sugary liquid. However, this soothing sign that all is well in the kitchen…

Brussels

Description This false-colour image from the Spot-5 satellite was acquired on 28 September 2011 over central Belgium, capturing the capital city of Brussels (left). Zooming in on the city, we…

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) meets in Kathmandu to tackle air pollution

Kathmandu, Nepal- Over 100 state and non-state partners of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) met in Kathmandu to develop a five-year strategic plan of action today. The plan…

Chicago in winter

Description European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took a photograph of Chicago from the International Space Station (ISS) on Feb. 19, 2015. Crewmembers on the space station photograph the Earth from their unique…

AIM at binary asteroid system

Cubesats offered deep- space ride on ESA asteroid probe

Think of it as the ultimate hitchhiking opportunity: ESA is offering CubeSats a ride to a pair of asteroids in deep space. CubeSats are among the smallest types of satellites:…

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall, from April to September 2014. The data map combines measurements from 12 satellites and the GPM Core Observatory, launched Feb 27, 2014, covers 87 percent of the globe and is updated every half hour. Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than…