Soft and spherical: Researchers study dynamics of drop impact
Aug 15, 2017
For the most part, fluid dynamics researchers have focused efforts to understand the details of impacting drops on flat rigid surfaces; the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on the dynamics of impacting drops ...
Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperatures: study
Aug 10, 2017
It is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.
Want to fix America's infrastructure? Build in the places that need help the most
Aug 10, 2017
Political debates over U.S. infrastructure spending are painfully incomplete. The discussion focuses almost exclusively on how much money should be spent, ignoring important questions about what projects are most needed and ...
Enterprise models that help alleviate poverty
Aug 09, 2017
While the understanding of how specific business enterprises alleviate poverty continues to grow, research that compares impacts across business models remains scarce.
Researchers crack the 'Karakoram anomaly'
Aug 07, 2017
A summer 'vortex' of cold air over the Karakoram mountain range is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists have shown.
Study finds climate plays role in decline of one of Asia's most critical water resources
Aug 03, 2017
Climate variability—rather than the presence of a major dam—is most likely the primary cause for a water supply decline in East Asia's largest floodplain lake system, according to a Kansas State University researcher.
The truth about cats' and dogs' environmental impact
Aug 02, 2017
With many Americans choosing to eat less meat in recent years, often to help reduce the environmental effect of meat production, UCLA geography professor Gregory Okin began to wonder how much feeding pets contributes to issues ...
'Omnipresent' effects of human impact on England's landscape revealed
Jul 28, 2017
'Omnipresent' signs demonstrating the effects of human impact on England's landscape have been revealed by researchers from the University of Leicester.
Planetary defense campaign will use real asteroid for the first time
Jul 28, 2017
For the first time, NASA will use an actual space rock for a tabletop exercise simulating an asteroid impact in a densely populated area. The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, does not pose a threat to Earth, but NASA is using it ...
Biologist investigates antibiotics in environment
Jul 27, 2017
A Binghamton University student could change how people think about antibiotics and the environment.