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NASA maps summer melt of Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA maps summer melt of Greenland Ice Sheet

Science
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- NASA's Operation IceBridge has been mapping summer ice melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet since Aug. 25 using a B200T King Air aircraft.The flights will go through Sept. 21, with repeat paths to be flown in the spring to monitor seasonal changes in the elevation of the ice sheet."We started to mount these summer campaigns on a regular basis two years ago," Joe MacGregor, IceBridge's deputy project scientist and a glaciologist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said in a press release. "If the flights go as expected, the result will be a high-quality survey of some of the fastest melting areas in Greenland and across as much of the island as possible."For the campaign, Operation IceBridge is flying a B200T King Air from Dynamic Aviation carrying th...
U.S. gas prices holding steady as summer fades

U.S. gas prices holding steady as summer fades

Business
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. retail gasoline prices are holding relatively stable, with analysts offering competing perspectives on the trend ahead as the demand-heavy summer wanes.Motor club AAA reports a national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $ 2.35, relatively unchanged from last week, but more than 9 cents higher than one month ago.By region, the West Coast remains the most expensive market in the country. California is still holding just below $ 3 per gallon, though it still has the highest state average for the Lower 48. AAA in its weekly retail market report said gasoline inventories remain low for the region and demand pressures are on pace to increase because the path of totality for Monday's eclipse runs through several West Coast states.That tourist draw on...
Henrikh Mkhitaryan praises Jose Mourinho's summer signings, calling Lukaku, Matic and Lindelof 'Manchester United players'

Henrikh Mkhitaryan praises Jose Mourinho's summer signings, calling Lukaku, Matic and Lindelof 'Manchester United players'

Sports
Henrikh Mkhitaryan believes Manchester United's new signings have made the squad much stronger.Two of United's three major summer signings, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, caught the eye in an impressive season-opening 4-0 Premier League thrashing of West Ham on Sunday.Lukaku, a £75million buy from Everton, scored the opening two goals while midfielder Matic, bought for £40million from champions Chelsea, was named man of the match.The third new player, £31million defender Victor Lindelof, was not included in the matchday squad as manager Jose Mourinho wants to give the Swede more time to settle.Mkhitaryan, asked initially about Matic's display, said: "It was not only Matic. I want to mention as well the other two new signings, Lindelof and Lukaku. They are very good players. They are, I t
Record-breaking summer for renewable power

Record-breaking summer for renewable power

Technology
Supplies of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, in the UK have outstripped fossil fuels this summer.On 26 May, solar panels produced more than a quarter of all electricity needed in the country, with windy and bright conditions helping renewable energy generation to smash records.And for the first time on 7 June, wind, nuclear and solar were all generating more than gas and coal combined.The falling cost of wind and solar technology makes it increasingly attractive and energy firms have installed tens of thousands of solar panels in recent years.The home roof market has also boomed with an estimated 900,000 systems now online, despite generous government subsidies all but drying up in the last two years.Image:Wind and solar power are quickly growing in popularityDunsfold Aerodr...
Summer slimming hacks

Summer slimming hacks

Health
We all know its tough to stay trim in winter when the days are cold and comfort food beckons. But experts believe the mood-boosting effects of sunshine make it easier to stay in control of your food intake (a theory borne out by a 2013 San Diego State University study showing Google searches on disordered eating were lowest in summer). Serious weight-control motivation can be easier to come by in summer too, with women rating wearing a bikini as a bigger threat to their confidence than baring all in the bedroom, according to a 2012 study. So with the summer season giving you a helping hand, it would be mad not to seize the advantage, and slim down with less effort. Here are seven ways to do just that.A MEDITERRANEAN DIET APPEALSEating a healthy Mediterranean diet feels ‘right’ when you’ve