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First global map of cargo ship pollution reveals impact of fuel regulations: ‘Ship tracks’ in clouds also help explain how particles interact with clouds and affect global temperatures

A new study in The progress of science led by UMBC’s Tianle Yuan used satellite data from 2003 – 2020 to determine the impact of fuel regulations on pollution from cargo ships. The research team’s data revealed significant changes in sulfur pollution after regulations took effect in 2015 and 2020. Their extensive data set may …

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A "very exciting" anomaly detected in larger experiments can be big news for physics

A “very exciting” anomaly detected in larger experiments can be big news for physics

A strange gap between theoretical predictions and experimental results in one large neutrino research project can be a sign of the elusive “sterile” neutrinone – a particle that is so quiet that it can only be detected by the silence it leaves in its tracks. This is not the first time the anomaly has been …

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Researchers discovered a new type of Higgs relative in the most unlikely places

Researchers discovered a new type of Higgs relative in the most unlikely places

Sometimes the discovery of new physics requires crazy levels of energy. Large machines. Stylish equipment. Countless hours of screening through amounts of data. And sometimes the right combination of materials can open a door to invisible worlds in a space a little larger than a table top. Take this new kind of relationship to Higgs …

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