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Superpartner Particles, Meteorological Drones, and 900-Light-Year-Away Bling: NOVA Next Week in Review

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

How tropical cyclones intensify remains a mystery, but unmapped aerial vehicles could fill critical gaps in the data. NOVA Next contributor Brooke Jarvis

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reports on the use of drones in meteorology.

Tropical Storm Frank from Global Hawk
A Global Hawk captured this high-altitude image of Tropical Storm Frank in 2010.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

  • The U.S. has set up a honey bee task force .
  • Amelia Earhart is attempting to fly around the world. No, not *that* Amelia Earhart.
  • China’s plans for green buildings are… well, pink .
  • The Supreme Court largely upheld the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. But the agency’s current plan may not be enough to avoid more than 2˚C of warming.
  • Scientists recently discovered a 10 million billion billion billion carat diamond. The only problem is it’s 900 light-years away.
  • Four cameras, multiple hours, 360˚ of awesomeness .
  • Physicists plugged the Higgs boson into a model of cosmic inflation, and the universe disappeared. Fixing that error could involve finding a new particle .

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