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Rocket launches into the green Northern Lights.

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

On a recent night above the Arctic circle in Norway, two rockets carrying equipment designed and built by UNH students and researchers streaked across the sky, cutting through the vivid green aurora — more commonly known as the Northern Lights. These skyward sensations are created when charged... Read More

Recent Stories

  • Solar flare bursts away from the surface of the sun.
    - Searching for Answers
    UNH will receive $906,055 from NSF ANSWERS to build on its existing strengths in space weather research and education. Read More
  • Listening to Marine Life
    - Listening to Marine Life
    Michelle Fournet still vividly recalls one of the first times she listened to humpback whales as a researcher. She was sitting in a small, 10-foot inflatable raft, bobbing on the... Read More
  • Suburban yard with some cut grass and some left long
    - How Low Can You Mow?
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  • A photo of researchers Jeff Garnas (left) and Matt Vadeboncoeur
    - Forest Impacts
    What impact do nonnative pests and diseases have on the vegetation of the Northern Forest? How will climate change impact the range of the northern red oak, especially within the... Read More
  • Wide angle shot of engineers measuring beach
    - Building Momentum for the Blue Economy
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  • Eric Scheuer sits on an airplane in front of a laptop and data instruments.
    - Passings: Eric Scheuer
    Eric Scheuer, a long-time UNH research project engineer, has passed away at the age of 51.  Read More
  • Two Pacific white-sided dolphins leap out of the ocean water.
    - Differentiating Dolphin Dialects
    New acoustic technology designed by UNH researchers tracks dolphins' habitat shift to colder waters due to climate change. Read More
  • Kalle Matso smiles in the sunlight.
    - Prepping for New Leadership
    Kalle Matso has been selected as the next director for the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership.  Read More
  • Whale tale emerges from ocean surface.
    - Winds of Change
    A new collaboration between UNH and Vineyard Wind will focus on the underwater soundscapes near the offshore wind turbines near Martha's Vineyard. Read More
  • Two people stand on a tall metal tower above a forest canopy.
    - Plant Nutrient Declines
    A new study indicates that nitrogen levels in terrestrial ecosystems are declining in some regions of the world.  Read More