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University of Sheffield scientists say rock dust could trap carbon

The process known as increased weathering of rock involves applying gravel to the ground. When silicate or carbonate minerals dissolve in the dust in the rainwater, carbon dioxide is drawn from the atmosphere into the solution to form bicarbonate ions. The bicarbonate ions are finally washed off into the ocean, where they form carbonate minerals and store their carbon indefinitely. …

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The Sahara dust cloud warns health authorities in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Health said the dust cloud is expected to hang around on Saturday for the next few days, and people, especially people with chronic lung disease, should protect themselves. The dust cloud was created in Africa earlier this year when a combination of weather factors caused dust to build up into a dense cloud due to storms …

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Sahara Dust Cloud: Here are the three main impacts on you

The thick dust is also clearly visible on satellite images. You can recognize it by the brown shimmer that spreads off the African coast. It is so dense that it is almost difficult to say where the continent ends and the ocean begins! Forecast models demand that this strip of dust, which comes directly from the Sahara and is carried …

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Planets with “considerable dust in the air” could be the home of alien life, according to a study

Although humanity has not yet discovered the existence of extraterrestrial life, this has not stopped astronomers from assuming that the universe is full of life. A new study suggests that planets with “significant dust in the air” could be the places to look. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that exoplanets (planets outside the solar system) have …

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The Ohio State Football 2021 recruitment class leaves Michigan in the dust

SHUT DOWN When the Michigan Wolverines met the Ohio State Buckeyes in 1950, both teams had problems with an epic blizzard. Courtesy of the OSU. Detroit Free Press When Kyle McCord, a 2021 quarterback recruit, visited Columbus, Ohio in April 2019, he met with Ohio State QB Dwyane Haskins shortly before the NFL draft. Haskins, then the reigning Big Ten …

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Now museum websites shake off the dust virtually and in video

In difficult times we look at art to give form to chaos. But where do you go when chaos completely keeps you from art? It has to be online. With the coronavirus pandemic continuing for another month and art institutions worldwide closed, museums’ websites are now releasing traffic figures that were previously unimaginable. The Musee du Louvre In Paris, web …

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Space Dust hit an ESA spacecraft at 40,000 mph, but that's a good thing

Micrometer impacts hit the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft 54 ​​times in over 4,000 flight hours. The Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA When you look into the infinite darkness of space, you can easily imagine the solar system as the empty void of nothingness. But in the microns of the inner solar system, tiny patches of space-dust that are invisible to …

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Google quantum computer leaves old-school supercomputers in the dust

Google's Sycamore chip drives a quantum computer Google A Google quantum computer has far surpassed ordinary computer technology. This achievement is called quantum supremacy and is an important milestone in a revolutionary way of computing. Google published the results on Wednesday in the journal Nature. This happened after more than a decade of work at Google, including the use of …

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Cosmic yeti from the dawn of the universe lurking in the dust

The artist's impression of how a giant galaxy in the early universe might look. The galaxy experiences an explosion of star formation and ignites the gas surrounding the galaxy. Thick clouds of dust obscure most of the light, making the galaxy look dark and disorganized, unlike today's galaxies. Photo credit: James Josephides / Swinburne Astronomy Productions, Christina Williams / University …

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New evidence shows how an asteroid dust cloud triggered new life on Earth 470 meters ago Science

Astronomers have found fascinating evidence that millions of years ago an asteroid covered the earth with dust. The event dramatically cooled the planet and triggered an ice age, followed by a significant increase in new species. The work, led by Birger Schmitz of the University of Lund in Sweden, was recently published in Science Advances [veröffentlicht19659003] and provides new insights …

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