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NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 to study how gardens grow

 

Written by Laurie J. Schmidt
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Science is full of serendipity — moments when discoveries happen by chance or accident while researchers are looking for something else. For example, penicillin was identified when a blue-green mold grew on a Petri dish that had been left open by mistake.

Now, satellite instruments have given climate researchers at NASA and other research institutions an unexpected global view from space of a nearly invisible fluorescent glow that sheds new light on the productivity of vegetation on land.

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NASA research study shows how Electrical Energy on the Sea Floor may have spawned Life on Earth

 

Written by Whitney Clavin
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet’s living kingdoms. How did it all begin?

A new study from researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, and the Icy Worlds team at NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, based at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, describes how electrical energy naturally produced at the sea floor might have given rise to life.

Michael Russell and Laurie Barge of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, are pictured in their Icy Worlds laboratory, where they mimic the conditions of Earth billions of years ago, attempting to answer the question of how life first arose. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Michael Russell and Laurie Barge of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, are pictured in their Icy Worlds laboratory, where they mimic the conditions of Earth billions of years ago, attempting to answer the question of how life first arose. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Tennessee Department of Health says managing exposure to Asthma “Triggers” can prevent or reduce Attacks

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Asthma:  if you don’t have it, you probably know someone who does. In Tennessee, approximately six percent of adults and nine percent of children have asthma. The chronic disease that narrows and inflames airways of the lungs can quickly cause breathing to become difficult.

While many people find relief with small inhaler devices, the Tennessee Department of Health recommends increased awareness about “triggers” to reduce onset of attacks. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fisher-Price Recalls to Inspect Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers Due to Risk of Exposure to Mold

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Consumers should immediately inspect this product and stop using it if mold is found.

Units currently in retail stores are not included in this recall to inspect.

Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Infant Sleeper

Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper

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Mizuno USA Inc. Recalls Baseball and Softball Gloves Due to Presence of Mold

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Mizuno USA Inc. Recalls Baseball and Softball Gloves

Mizuno USA Inc. Recalls Baseball and Softball Gloves

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Tips on cleaning up mold in flooded buildings

 

Removal of mold reduces health risks and property damage

The flood waters in Tennessee are receding, but another problem may be rising. After natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings.

In just 24-48 hours of water exposure, surfaces and materials can become contaminated with mold. Saturated walls, soggy furniture and soppy carpet are the perfect environment for the development of mold and mildew, which can lead to health hazards. «Read the rest of this article»

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