Monthly Archives: May 2016
“These results are the most important so far by the CLOUD experiment at CERN,” said CLOUD spokesperson, Jasper Kirkby. “When the nucleation and growth of pure biogenic aerosol particles is included in climate models, it should sharpen our understanding of the impact of human activities on clouds and climate.”
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in Albania.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Gene transcription is the process by which DNA is copied and synthesized as messenger RNA (mRNA) — which delivers its genetic blueprints to the cell’s protein-making machinery.
Amateur astronomers using telescopes on Earth were the first to report an unusual cloud-like plume in 2012 that topped-out high above the surface of Mars at an altitude around 250 km. The feature developed in less than 10 hours, covered an area of up to 1000 x 500 km, and remained visible for around 10 days.
Recent research has shown that adding nanoparticles to liquids significantly enhances some of their properties. “Nanofluids” have been synthesised using carbon nanotubes and various metallic, oxide and ceramic nanoparticles.
Invasive apple snails were introduced into Malaysia from South America around 1991. They can be used as a food source for humans and to keep aquariums clean, but are not always effective. Many apple snails were discarded into the wild, establishing them as a major pest, feeding on young rice seedlings and causing widespread damage to and sometimes complete loss of rice crops.
Alexander’s mission will continue the programme of research that often spans multiple missions. His second flight will likely see Alexander working with ESA’s Mares muscle measurement machine, researching plasma crystals in weightlessness, and testing new technologies to support ESA’s human exploration programme, in addition to the experiments of Station partners.