Asphalt imparted with salt can make roads ice-free during the winters

People who live in wintry suburbs are quite accustomed to the yearly ritual of spreading salt on the snowy roads. This pertains to a rather ineffective solution (yet a solution nonetheless) that counters the slippery conditions of the snow layers. But what if there was a solution literally built-in along the roads? Well a team…


NASA releases stunning satellite images of algal blooms in the North Sea

During late spring and early summer, every year, the North Sea is flooded with massive algal blooms, which bring about a visible change in the color of the water. This curious phenomenon is caused due to the proliferation of microscopic, plant-like organisms, called phytoplankton. Photosynthetic in nature, the algae’s blue-green tint actually alters the color…

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