Monthly Archives: April 2015

Texas laser: Really extreme science

Tweet Todd Ditmire leads the way into his new laboratory below Robert Lee Moore Hall. “We’re two floors underground and we’re about to go one more floor down to where we’re under the high bay,” the physics professor says, walking down a flight of stairs. “We’re underneath the plaza in front of Moore, three floors […]

Satellites take the measure of water on Earth

Tweet NASA scientists surveying water resources around the world with a pair of satellites 320 miles above Earth noticed something unusual in northwestern India in 2009. Farmers in the area known as the Bread Basket of India, which encompasses 438,000 square kilometers, were emptying the region’s aquifer faster than it could be replenished. Further investigation […]