What’s That In the Sky?
A team of UNR Mechanical Engineering and Research faculty students were on hand Thursday morning at Dilworth Stem Academy in Sparks to help the students fill their 5-foot in diameter hydrogen-filled weather balloons. A total of 10 balloons in all were launched, each carrying 12 pounds of experiments that included solar dust collectors, cockroaches and blood. The students’ experiments involved testing what affects low-pressure, high radiation a...
NV wildfire threats up Thursday; dry, high winds
RENO — The National Weather Service is warning that the dry windy weather blowing into Nevada on Thursday will create critical wildfire conditions across most of the state south of U.S. Interstate 80. A Red Flag warning is in effect from noon until 10 p.m. Thursday from Reno stretching south of Las Vegas and to the east as far as White Pine County near the Utah border. The warning also applies to parts of the Sierra's eastern front in Californ...