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One Small Step for Electrons, One Giant Leap for Quantum Computers

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology, medicine, and science by providing faster and more efficient processors, sensors, and communication devices.

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Humankind Did Not Live With A High-Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere Until 1965

Humans have never before lived with the high carbon dioxide atmospheric conditions that have become the norm on Earth in the last 60 years, according to a new study that includes a Texas A&M University researcher.

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New Satellite May Make Flood Prediction Easier

A satellite on schedule to launch in 2021 could offer a more comprehensive look at flooding in vulnerable, under-studied parts of the world, including much of Africa, South America and Indonesia, a new study has found.

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NASA-NOAA Satellite Finds Jerry Now a Post-Tropical Storm

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over Jerry and provided forecasters with a view of its structure that helped confirm it is now post-tropical.

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Aerosols from Coniferous Forests No Longer Cool the Climate as Much

Emissions of greenhouse gases have a warming effect on the climate, whereas small airborne particles in the atmosphere, aerosols, act as a cooling mechanism. 

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Potentially Large Economic Impacts of Climate Change Can Be Avoided by Human Actions

People are less motivated to take actions if its outcome is uncertain, and this could be true for climate-related issues. 

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Plastic Teabags Release Microscopic Particles into Tea

Many people are trying to reduce their plastic use, but some tea manufacturers are moving in the opposite direction: replacing traditional paper teabags with plastic ones. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have discovered that a soothing cup of the brewed beverage may come with a dose of micro- and nano-sized plastics shed from the bags. Possible health effects of ingesting these particles are currently unknown, the researchers say.

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Studies Link Air Pollution to Mental Health Issues in Children

Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.

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OSU Ecologist: Ocean-Based Actions Can Close Gaps in Climate Change Mitigation

Ocean-based actions have greater potential to fill in gaps in climate change mitigation than previously appreciated, an Oregon State University scientist and two co-authors explain in a paper published today in Science.

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New NOAA-USGS Model Provides Critical Data to Electrical Power Grid Operators

This week NOAA added a new model to its suite of tools designed to help the nation deal with space weather events.

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