Underwater robot provides first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice

Antarctic scientists have combined measurements provided by an underwater robot with existing satellite data to show that Antarctic sea ice may be thicker than previously thought. Their first-of-a-kind ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Geoengineering our climate is not a 'quick fix'

The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to the findings of the UK's first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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ESA image: Ocean currents from GOCE

The ocean currents and their speeds (in cm/s) derived from GOCE data.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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A colorful gathering of middle-aged stars

NGC 3532 is a bright open cluster located some 1300 light-years away in the constellation of Carina(The Keel of the ship Argo). It is informally known as the Wishing Well Cluster, as it resembles ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: Supercomputer simulation of magnetic field loops on the Sun

Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that blows continuously from the sun's atmosphere through the solar system. Researchers ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Astronauts levitate balls of liquid metal aboard ISS

ISS astronauts are running an electromagnetic levitator and it could light the way to next-gen materials, or end centuries-old mysteries in metallurgy.

2 hours ago from Geek.com

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NASA opens Cube Quest Challenge for largest-ever prize of $5 million

Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency's first in-space competition that offers the agency's largest-ever prize purse.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Protecting the rainforest through agriculture and forestry

Conservationists are always looking for ways to halt the pace of deforestation in tropical rainforests. One approach involves recultivating abandoned agricultural land. An international team* ...

2 minutes ago from Phys.org

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A few uplifting facts about helium, which makes big balloons soar in NYC's Thanksgiving parade

It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ...

1 hours ago from FOXNews

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Tool kit for ocean health

The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the head of The University of Western Australia's Oceans ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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