(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) Scientists have confirmed for the first time that radical changes of one volcano in southern Japan was the direct result of an erupting volcano 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) away. The observations from the two volcanos -- Aira caldera and Kirishima -- show that the two were connected through a common subterranean magma source in the months leading up to the 2011 eruption of Kirishima.
July 13, 2018
(University of Hawaii at Manoa) In a paper published this week in the journal Science, scientists have, for the first time, provided evidence for a known blazar, designated TXS 0506+056, as a source of high-energy neutrinos. At 8:54 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2017, the National Science Foundation-supported IceCube neutrino observatory at the South Pole detected a high energy neutrino from a direction near the constellation Orion. Just 44 seconds later an alert went out to the entire astronomical community.
July 12, 2018
(University of Houston) Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most serious threats to public health, forcing the use of medications that are more toxic, more expensive and not always effective. Engineers at the University of Houston are studying whether the use of tiny amounts of antibiotics embedded in corn-based nanoparticles could help both animals and people avoid the problem.
July 10, 2018
(University of Texas at El Paso) Across the US Southwest, severe drought and land?use change are projected to increase in the future, contributing to more frequent and intense dust storms and eventually dry dust fallout and dust washout from the atmosphere with rain. How will Dust Bowl?like conditions affect raining dust events? We examined rainwater samples at two Texas sites (one arid, Guadalupe Mountains; one humid, Gulf coastal prairie) during 2012, a year of extreme drought and dust in Texas.
July 10, 2018