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Stay Tuned Sunday, December 30, 20120

Stay Tuned

On our websites, we have always believed that curated and insightful commentary, fine photography, and clever videos can inspire others about the...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fjord Building in Real Time

The Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier and its frozen rivers of ice was observed on a cloud free day from space recently. Kangerdlagssuaq is the largest...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Where a River Delta Isn’t

Normally we think of a river delta like the Mississippi, Nile, and Amazon emptying broad expanses of muddy water into the ocean. However, some...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

African Fires

The western USA experienced extensive wildfires during 2012. Most of these fires were the result of lightening strikes on tinder dry forests....

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Winter Night, Yosemite

A dark night with the Milky Way over Yosemite Valley in California. Jupiter is the brightest object seen in the nightscape view. The wandering...

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Season

Ho, ho, ho, tis the season for saying such things. It’s also a frantic time for many folks. Here at Riled Up we suggest taking a deep breath,...

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Season

Ho, ho, ho, tis the season for saying such things. It’s also a frantic time for many folks. Here at Riled Up we suggest taking a deep breath,...

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Season

Ho, ho, ho, tis the season for saying such things. It’s also a frantic time for many folks. Here at Riled Up we suggest taking a deep breath,...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Car of the Future. Soon.

It’s 2012. Where’s my Jetsons car? Boom. I got your car of the future right cheer. Watch and marvel. - Reilly Capps
OMG Scans Greenland Glaciers Sunday, November 5, 20170

OMG Scans Greenland Glaciers

Scanning Greenland's ice dynamics.

Compassion and other creatures Sunday, November 5, 20170

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! Saturday, November 4, 20170

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.
A Brewing Storm Friday, November 3, 20170

A Brewing Storm

Climate change is already affecting growers of coffee.

Conservatives and Conservation Thursday, November 2, 20170

Conservatives and Conservation

  Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental...
Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time Wednesday, November 1, 20170

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.
Whales & Drones Tuesday, October 31, 20170

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.
Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper Monday, October 30, 20170

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

Fishing for Plastic Saturday, October 28, 20170

Fishing for Plastic

It takes garbage to make a boat.

Tsunami Invaders Thursday, October 26, 20170

Tsunami Invaders

Invasive species raft across the ocean.

The Playful Wonderland Tuesday, October 24, 20170

The Playful Wonderland

From fire to photographs.

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland Monday, October 23, 20170

Restoration Ecology 101: Iceland

Restoring forests lost for 1000 years.

Deforestation and 'Dirty Chocolate' Saturday, October 21, 20170

Deforestation and 'Dirty Chocolate'

Avoiding 'dirty chocolate'.

Mars in VR Thursday, October 19, 20170

Mars in VR

Mars as if you were there.

Sounds of Space-Time Merging Wednesday, October 18, 20170

Sounds of Space-Time Merging

An audio recording 130 million years old.

What's Under All That Ice? Tuesday, October 17, 20170

What's Under All That Ice?

Remote sensing is producing a revolution in glaciology.

Observing Neutron Stars Collide Monday, October 16, 20170

Observing Neutron Stars Collide

For the first time, neutron stars were detected colliding.

Sand Kitty Saturday, October 14, 20170

Sand Kitty

Desert sand kittens on video.