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April 19, 2019
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Klima­­­­­wandel: US-Wüsten­­­­­gebiete werden künftig noch tro­­­­­ckener

350.000 Jahre Klimageschichte archiviert in der Devils-Hole-Höhle, Nevada: Geologen der Universität Innsbruck untersuchen Niederschlagsmuster weit in die Vergangenheit zurück, um besser verstehen zu können, wie die Wüsten im Südwesten der USA künftig vom Klimawandel beeinflusst werden.

January 13, 2016
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Klimaschatz aus Nevada

Die Felskluft Devils Hole in den USA ist weltweit einzigartig. Sie beherbergt ein Unterwasserreservoir, in dem seit hunderttausenden von Jahren konstante Bedingungen herrschen. In einem Projekt des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF untersuchen Forscherinnen und Forscher um Christoph Spötl dieses wertvolle Klimaarchiv und … Continue reading

November 7, 2014
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THE FUTURE OF CLOUD SERVICES

There is still quite a bit of interest in cloud services, and still no small demand for them. Due to this, there’s been a rush by all manner of service providers, both old and new, to provide cloud offerings to … Continue reading

December 26, 2013
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A Roly-Poly Pika Gathers Much Moss

High-Fiber Salad Bar May Help Lagomorphs Survive Climate Change In some mountain ranges, Earth’s warming climate is driving rabbit relatives known as pikas to higher elevations or wiping them out. But University of Utah biologists discovered that roly-poly pikas living … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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Seeing Stars, Finding Nukes: Radio Telescopes Can Spot Clandestine Nuclear Tests

SAN FRANCISCO — In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes. Ohio State University researchers previously demonstrated another unlikely tool, when they showed that South Korean GPS stations detected telltale atmospheric disturbances from … Continue reading

October 16, 2012
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Armchair Astronomers Find Planet in Four-Star System

A joint effort of citizen scientists and professional astronomers has led to the first reported case of a planet orbiting twin suns that in turn is orbited by a second distant pair of stars. Aided by volunteers using the Planethunters.org … Continue reading

October 14, 2012
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How to Hunt a Space Rock

Peter Willis and his team of researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., had a problem. Actually, more like they had a solution that needed a problem. Confused? Let’s let Peter give it a shot… “My team and … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
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Largest Meteorite Hunt in History Yields Treasure for UA

Thanks to the generosity of three professional meteorite hunters, the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory will own three samples of a rare kind of meteorite leftover from the earliest beginnings of the solar system. To the untrained eye, the black, … Continue reading