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Bottled Arctic Notes

15

Dec

2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

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Be Nice To Nerds

13

Dec

2017

Be Nice To Nerds

Exploring DARPA's creative research approach.

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Archive Highlights

Intelligent Designers

Intelligent Designers

Portland is using 'intelligent designers' to replace an aging coal-fired power plant and other cities should follow their lead.

17 Apr 2015

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Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Think Green

Think Green 2 December 2017

Think Green

It's important to Think Green during this white time of year.

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update 30 November 2017

Volcano May Explode, a timeline update

Bali's Mount Agung could erupt any time.

Rewilding

Rewilding 27 November 2017

Rewilding

or how a 'silent spring' could turn into a 'wild summer' 

Not SciFi but Bio-bots that Run, Swim, and Crawl for Real

Not SciFi but Bio-bots that Run, Swim, and Crawl for Real

Robots based on biology that can run, swim, and crawl are being built to explore strange environments.

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Alain de Botton on a New Approach to Success

Alain de Botton on a New Approach to Success

Alain de Botton speaks on a new way of thinking about success.

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Fastest Sea Level Rise in Nearly 3000 Years

Fastest Sea Level Rise in Nearly 3000 Years

New research shows sea levels are rising the fastest since the founding of Rome...2800 years ago.

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Swimming Pigs...Cute but Still Feral

Swimming Pigs...Cute but Still Feral

A colony of feral pigs is established on an island in the Bahamas which shouldn't be "good news".

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Charon's Grand Canyon

Charon's Grand Canyon

Pluto's moon Charon has a 'grand canyon' and once had a liquid water ocean.

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Andres Ruzo: The Boiling River

Andres Ruzo: The Boiling River

Andres Ruzo investigates boiling rivers and alternative energy sources.

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JPL Travel Posters

JPL Travel Posters

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a fanciful series of space travel posters.

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Pluto's Geology, color-coded

Pluto's Geology, color-coded

Pluto has amazing geology as New Horizon maps demonstrate.

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3 New National Monuments Designated in California

3 New National Monuments Designated in California

Three new national monuments were designated in California.

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A Life in Translation

A Life in Translation

Can new technology help to recover ancient wisdom?

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Mike Velings: The Case for Fish Farming

Mike Velings: The Case for Fish Farming

Mike Velings explains his rational for expanding aquaculture for sustainable fish supplies.

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The Sound of Gravity

The Sound of Gravity

CalTech physicists have confirmed the last piece of Einsteins Theory of Relativity on the existence of gravity waves.

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Curiosity's 360 Panorama

Curiosity's 360 Panorama

JPL's Curiosity rover captured a 360 degree panorama of a dark Martian dune.

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Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Satellite data of the Greenland icecap show melting changes over 10 years.

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Seeing the Reef for the Corals

Seeing the Reef for the Corals

A new research program known as CORAL is gathering 'big data' on the health of coral reefs.

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'el Jefe', the Jaguar

'el Jefe', the Jaguar

Jaguars are large rainforest cats from Latin America but their range can extend into the USA.

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Nitrogen Glaciers, Floating Mountains, and Pluto

Nitrogen Glaciers, Floating Mountains, and Pluto

New Horizons has discovered Pluto has mountains of ice floating on glaciers of nitrogen.

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Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Sustainability

Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Sustainability

Studies by ecologists in the UK show the direct relationship between food resources and decline in bees.

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Marine Phytoplankton

Marine Phytoplankton

Ocean phytoplankton is responsible for generating 70% or more of the Earth's oxygen.

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Pluto: a Frozen 'Water World'

Pluto: a Frozen 'Water World'

New analysis from the New Horizons encounter with Pluto show the dwarf-planet is a frozen "water world".

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