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  • Researchers Get New View of How Water and Sulfur dioxide Mix
    By on May 9, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    High in the sky, water in clouds can act as a temptress to lure airborne pollutants such as sulfur dioxide into reactive aqueous particulates. Although this behavior is not incorporated into today’s climate-modeling scenarios, emerging research from the University of Oregon provides evidence that it …


  • Worldwide Night Sky Stitched Together In 5 Gigapixel Image
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    katarn writes “Nick Risinger traveled the world, using a robotic camera mount and six air-cooled cameras, each fitted with their own lenses and filters, to capture the entire night sky in one image; the largest full true-color sky survey. The project took a year to complete, and Risinger logged 60,000 travel miles. The final image is made up of over 37,000 individual photos, has a resolution of 5,000 megapixels, and took months to piece together. (more…)