12 Breakthroughs That Wowed Us in 2019

From climate science to fake news, these discoveries are sure to keep making waves in the next decade 2019 will go down in history as the year that an international team of researchers, including two BU astronomers, captured the first image of a black hole. Photo courtesy of Event Horizon Telescope. Still looking for a […]

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Winds of Change

CAS scientists look to coral reefs for how Pacific gusts influence global climate Diane Thompson extracting a core from a live Porites coral colony at Kiritimati in 2012. Photo by Elizabeth Wiggins. Winds in the tropical Pacific are poorly characterized, yet affect climate worldwide Scientists use the chemical fingerprint of winds captured in coral to re-create wind […]

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CAS Scientists Develop ACES to Monitor Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Tool will give cities data needed to reduce concentrations of carbon dioxide Lucy Hutyra and Conor Gately have developed a new tool called ACES, which provides fine-resolution data on CO2 emissions. A key to climate change regulation, says Hutyra, is monitoring emissions “in a robust, transparent, and reproducible way.” Photo by Cydney Scott. In June […]

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Red Spot, Hot Spot

BU researchers find breakthrough clue in the mystery of Jupiter’s “energy crisis” Luke Moore (left) and James O’Donoghue, research scientists at the Center for Space Physics, study planetary atmospheres. Photo by Cydney Scott. Five hundred miles above the sweep and swirl of Jupiter’s caramel-and-cream clouds lies a mystery. The atmosphere’s top layer, which covers the […]

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