Science News Tidbits

Desktop device generates and traps rare ultracold molecules from PhysOrg.com
Physicists at the University of Rochester have combined an atom-chiller with a molecule trap, creating for the first time a device that can generate and trap huge numbers of elusive-yet-valuable ultracold polar molecules.

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NASA Satellites Help Lift Cloud of Uncertainty on Climate Change from PhysOrg.com
New findings from NASA’s CloudSat and other spacecraft in NASA’s “A-Train” constellation of five Earth observing satellites offer important insights into this year’s record reduction of Arctic sea ice, global rainfall patterns and the effects of pollution on clouds.

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Deep-sea drilling yields clues to mega-earthquakes from PhysOrg.com
During a successful first expedition to one of the most active earthquake fault zones on the planet, scientists unearthed initial clues to the geophysical fault properties that may underlie devastating earthquakes and tsunamis.

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