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How NASA’s Cold Atom Lab is defying gravity

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One lab at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California is literally trying to defy gravity. The Cold Atom Lab (CAL) at JPL allows scientists...
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A short history of daylight saving time

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Twice a year, most of the U.S. adjusts to time moving forward in the spring and back again in the fall. But where did the...
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NASA needs your help identifying electric ‘sprites’

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It’s one of the least understood phenomena in earth’s atmosphere, and now NASA is asking for your help to better understand it. They’re called ‘sprites’...
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Looking back at Superstorm Sandy

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Bright and beautiful conditions are in the forecast for much of the Northeast on Saturday, but that wasn’t the case 10 years ago when one...
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Apple season and drought conditions

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Fall is here and apple picking season is in full swing. Whether you already went, or still plan to take a trip to your local...
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Chemists create weatherproof batteries

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A team of chemists and engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a new type of electrolyte chemistry for lithium batteries that could...
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Behind the weather folklore: Woolly bear caterpillars

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Before meteorologists started predicting the upcoming winter season, people relied on all sorts of weather lore. What You Need To Know Folklore says the upcoming...
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Weather impacts on an Air Force pilot’s mission

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill. features something unique to the Air Force: the C-21 Jet. These planes–developed in the 1980s,...
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Celebrating Mario Molina, a pioneer of climate research

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As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month, it’s hard to imagine where climate research would be right now without the contributions of Mexican chemist Mario...
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A megaflood could be California’s next ‘big one’

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Droughts, earthquakes and wildfires are natural disasters that occur in California. But the Golden State may have to prepare for another climatic event that hasn’t...