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Scientists experiment with climate intervention to delay the effects of global warming

Maria Lynders April 22, 2021
As the consequences of global warming are becoming more dire, scientists are considering whether — in addition to reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions — to use geoengineering to mitigate the effects of global warming. 
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The Onion Bagel: Senate decides to take a three week recess as asteroid approaches Earth

Matt Venezia October 29, 2020
#OnionBagel This week, NASA announced that an asteroid was heading towards Earth. NASA scientists predict a direct impact, but it won’t be large enough to cause significant damage.
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The Bezos Earth Fund is Just Lip Service

Matthew Yan May 5, 2020
Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has done nothing to curb the 44.4 million tons of carbon dioxide his shipping services released into the atmosphere in 2018 alone.
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Stony Brook storm chasers work with NASA

Niki Nassiri February 9, 2020
Stony Brook University and NASA are teaming up to research snowstorms for the first time in 32 years. Stony Brook University received $1.4 million last January from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to aid in ground research that would help to improve East Coast snowstorm forecasting
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Professor Alan Calder discusses the possibility of life in the universe

Professor Alan Calder discusses the possibility of life in the universe

Abhishek Cherath October 8, 2018
According to Calder, the elements required in order to create life are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. These form the building blocks of organic compounds which constitute all living organisms.
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The International Space Station in orbit. CAROLINE DAVIS2010/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC 2.0

NASA-funded researchers: Can e-mental health tools aid astronauts way up?

Charles Scott October 10, 2017
NASA-funded researchers at Stony Brook University are assessing applications of e-mental health tools in managing depression, anxiety and stress for astronauts and astronaut-like individuals.
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Under the Microscope: In search of the mysterious “Planet 9”

Gary Ghayrat October 1, 2017
The purpose of the project is to show users a collection of photos taken by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope over a certain time period; users can then help spot objects of interest.
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A satellite image of Hurricane Irma on Sept.
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Keep your eye on the cause of these hurricanes

Andrew Goldstein September 24, 2017
“During its life cycle a hurricane can expend as much energy as 10,000 nuclear bombs!" That is what we are dealing with.
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Ice cream overlords hiding the truth of global cooling

Skyler Gilbert November 9, 2015
Folks, we are on the verge of perhaps the greatest environmental catastrophe of our lifetimes: Global cooling.
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Under the Microscope: Project to help deliver therapy to astronauts

Under the Microscope: Project to help deliver therapy to astronauts

Kenneth Wengler October 22, 2015
If an astronaut on a near-Earth mission experiences stress, anxiety or fatigue, they can talk in real time with a therapist either by video or voice calling.
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The super moon lunar eclipse on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Multiple viewing events were organized, and students crowded the baseball field for a chance to see the moon up close through a telescope. MANJU SHIVACHARAN/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook witnesses the supermoon lunar eclipse

Taylor Ha September 29, 2015
Crowds congregated on the rooftop of the Earth and Space Sciences building to witness a rare phenomenon last Sunday night—a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse.
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Sir Simon Donaldson, and SBU professor of mathematics, opened up a new area in the geometry of four dimensions. (PHOTO CREDIT : GERT-MARTIN GREUEL)

Under the microscope: professor wins Breakthrough Prize

Ruchi Shah November 18, 2014
Sir Simon Donaldson was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics on Nov. 9 at a star-studded event in a former NASA airship station in Moffett Field, Calif.
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