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Moon dust is found to be toxic to humans

It might sound like science-fiction but one day moon bases could be a reality. One thing which future lunar dwellers will need to be careful of is moon dust, as scientists have now declared it to be toxic.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 10 comments

Dust storm rolls into Arizona

Phoenix - A massive dust storm as well as winds reaching thirty-five miles per hour caused visibility problems for drivers in Phoenix.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Astronomers find evaporating exoplanet that may turn into dust

Cambridge - Scientists have recently discovered an exoplanet that is approximately 1,500 light years away. The exoplanet, though, will soon evaporate and turn into dust because it is orbiting quite close to its parent star.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Op-Ed: Remembering first responders is an important legacy

Was it just a day? On Sunday the world remembered the attacks of September 11, 2001. World leaders took time to give speeches about the tragedy that fell upon New York City, Washington D.C. and a rural field in Pennsylvania.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

UAE traders discover all that glitters is not gold

Dubai - A number of traders from the United Arab Emirates were shocked when Customs discovered that the gold they had ordered from Ethiopia or Ghana, attractively priced, was nothing but worthless mud and dust.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 4 comments

Saturnian moon coated with foreign dust

Images from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft lead scientists to believe the two tone coloration of Iapetus is the result of a dust coating from giant ring of debris nearby.
In the Media by Gordon K. Chan

Emphysema severity linked to coal dust exposure

New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says exposure to coal dust is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Beak Count, Birds are Back After L.A. Messed With Mom Nature

There’s an old saying: Don’t mess with Mother Nature, because if you do she’ll come back and bite you where it hurts. And mess with her is what the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power did, forcing them to go back and clean up the mess they made.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 1 comment

Dust Has Larger Role in Determining Atlantic Temperature

The recent warming trend in the Atlantic Ocean is largely due to reductions in airborne dust and volcanic emissions during the past 30 years, according to a new study.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

First pictures of Martian dust: It’s 1 micrometer in diameter, and it’s dangerous

The Martian dust is all over the planet. It’s so small that even the almost non-existent Martian atmosphere can produce winds strong enough to cover the planet with it. The problem is that the stuff is potentially dangerous for any landing.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

Stink Dust May Pose Human Health Risks

Like flatulence that never goes away, gaseous ammonia and other odorous gases that result from animal manure can attach to dust particles, leaving behind matter that is both unpleasant and unhealthy for humans
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 8 comments

Gigantic cloud of dust billows over African city

These bizarre images show a gigantic cloud of dust billowing over an African city.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment

Lunar dust 'may harm astronauts'

A study suggests the smallest particles in lunar dust might be toxic, if comparisons with dust inhalation cases on Earth apply.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment

This dust can tell where you have been

"Hitachi Ltd., a Japanese electronics maker, recently showed off radio frequency identification, or RFID, chips that are just 0.002 inches by 0.002 inches and look like bits of powder."
In the Media by Thespian - 1 comment

Mystery dust baffles residents

REDMOND, Wash. - Residents around Puget Sound were baffled Sunday when a thin layer of ash-like powder suddenly appeared, coating their cars and homes.
In the Media by RobotGod - 6 comments

Computers and Cat Litter

Interesting. I never knew this.
In the Media by KeithLDick - 2 comments
 

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This view shows a new picture of the dust ring around the bright star Fomalhaut from the Atacama Lar...
ESA/Herschel/PACs
This view shows a new picture of the dust ring around the bright star Fomalhaut from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The underlying blue picture shows an earlier picture obtained by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The new ALMA image has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system and provided valuable clues about how such systems form and evolve. Note that ALMA has so far only observed a part of the ring.
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Walkers at the very first  Healing Walk  move forward againts the wind. Fort MacMurrray Alberta  can...
Walkers at the very first "Healing Walk" move forward againts the wind. Fort MacMurrray Alberta, canada
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Wind blows up dust across a dry section of a Syncrude tailings pond. Fort MacMurray Alberta  Canada
Wind blows up dust across a dry section of a Syncrude tailings pond. Fort MacMurray Alberta, Canada
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The star Fomalhaut and the belt of dust surrounding it  as seen in the far-infrared by the Herschel ...
ESA/Herschel/PACs
The star Fomalhaut and the belt of dust surrounding it, as seen in the far-infrared by the Herschel Space Observatory. The ring of dust is created by the collision of thousands of comets every day.
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