1 of 3 View 3 Items Ken Fall, Deseret News Meteorologist Stephanie Beall fires up a cloud-seeding device near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. She explains the machine is supposed to squeeze more snow out of passing storms. SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time since the 1990s, Salt Lake City is trying to make more snow than what nature has in mind. The city has joined a long-running cloud-seeding effort aimed at squeezing more snow out of passing storms. As meteorologist Stephanie Beall fired up a cloud-seeding device near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, she said it's to "give Mother Nature a little something extra to work with in order to create more snowfall." Ken Fall, Deseret News Meteorologist Stephanie Beall fires up a cloud-seeding device near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. She explains when conditions are right, the burner goes for hours, day and night, pumping silver iodide into … [Read more...] about Salt Lake City putting more ‘oomph’ into snowstorms
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By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
1 of 25 View 25 Items Deseret News With support from: About this project By Erica Evans | October 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm MDT This is the first in a series of reports leading into the winter temperature inversion season. Using a grant from the Solution's Journalism Network our journalists have spent months looking for answers to Utah's air pollution problem. OSLO, Norway — In the center of Oslo, a man-made cavern rests beneath a hulking stone castle. A winding tunnel leads underground to a large opening, eerily dark and cool, where metal bars block the path to a medieval prison. Inside, you’ll find something out of place for the 17th century: 86 electric cars and charging stations. Once an underground military bunker, the cavern is now a parking garage. City officials repurposed the fortress, which used to protect the city against war-hungry Swedes and Danes, to guard against a new threat: air pollution. On a clear … [Read more...] about Special report: Does Norway hold the key to Utah’s air pollution problem?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie June 30, 2018 The earliest recipe book devoted entirely to making ice cream was “L’Art de bien faire les glaces d’office,” published in 1768 by a mysterious Monsieur Emy. The illustration on the frontispiece depicts roughly how ice cream was made at the time: By industrious flocks of chubby, naked cherubs with tiny wings, while the Holy Trinity — God and Jesus, languidly reposing in the clouds and flanking a rather startled dove — look down from the heavens.That wasn’t exactly how it really went, but ice cream in 1768 might as well have been made by angels, so exciting and novel was the experience of eating it and so closely-guarded the process of making it.“If you knew how to make ices, you had a meal ticket for life, and you would lock the door of your confectionery so nobody knew how you did … [Read more...] about How ice cream made America
Will Robinson uses his chemistry knowledge to formulate an anti-ice plan in the first episode of "Lost in Space," but is the science sound? Phil Hornshaw, provided by Published 4:31 pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 ‘Lost in Space': Would Will Robinson’s Magnesium Idea Really Work to Melt Ice? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (Note: This post contains spoilers for the first episode of Netflix’s “Lost in Space.”) Netflix’s reimagining of the classic 1960s sci-fi TV show “Lost in Space” has the Robinson family, marooned on a distant alien planet, encountering all kinds of dangerous hazards. One of the marks of the new series is its more realistic take on space travel, and some spiffy uses of science to solve those life-threatening space problems. The first episode of the show sees one such life-threatening space problem afflict the Robinsons, when they crash-land on an … [Read more...] about ‘Lost in Space’: Would Will Robinson’s Magnesium Idea Really Work to Melt Ice?