BlogArena

General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

16. Jul 2019

October 19, 2014
by Guest Post
0 comments

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing … Continue reading

January 16, 2014
by BlogArena
0 comments

‘Life as Research Scientist’: Jo Varner, Biologist

Jo Varner, University of Utah biology doctoral student, is currently conducting research on how small mammals like Pikas are coping with Earth’s warming climate. Her study is concentrated on Pikas in the Columbia River Gorge area in the U.S, which … Continue reading

November 1, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Reindeers’ eyes change colour with Arctic seasons

The eyes of Arctic reindeer change colour through the seasons from gold to blue, adapting to extreme changes of light levels in their environment and helping detect predators. The research, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) … Continue reading

February 16, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Lungs of the Planet Reveal Their True Sensitivity to Global Warming

Tropical rainforests are often called the “lungs of the planet” because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.  But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb, or produce, varies hugely with year-to-year variations in the climate. … Continue reading

December 16, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Got Food Allergies? Thanks to UCLA, You Can Test Your Meal on the Spot Using a Cell Phone

Are you allergic to peanuts and worried there might be some in that cookie? Now you can find out using a rather unlikely source: your cell phone. A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Monitoring Hurricanes: Georgia Tech Engineers Assist NASA with Instrument for Remotely Measuring Storm Intensity

A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Known … Continue reading

October 27, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill

PASADENA, Calif. – Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 … Continue reading

September 16, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

CU-led Mountain Forest Study Shows Vulnerability to Climate Change

A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study that ties forest “greenness” in the western United States to fluctuating year-to-year snowpack indicates mid-elevation mountain ecosystems are most sensitive to rising temperatures and changes in precipitation and snowmelt. Led by CU-Boulder researcher … Continue reading