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Science/Tech

13-Year-Old Creates Novel Method to Clean Oil Spills

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13-Year-Old Creates Novel Method to Clean Oil Spills

Source: Business Insider/Jessica Orwig - October 1, 2014

This 13-year-old is trying to save the world one ecosystem at a time.

Chythanya Murali, an eighth grader from Arkansas, has created a safe, effective, more…

Laser-Guided Sea Monkeys Are A Force Of Nature

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Laser-Guided Sea Monkeys Are A Force Of Nature

Source: GMA News/Bea Montenegro - September 30, 2014

With the help of lasers, scientists have shown that the movement of tiny "sea monkeys" can actually affect water currents on an oceanwide scale.

A study conducted more…

Announcing the BLUE Fellowship Grant

Announcing the BLUE Fellowship Grant

Source: The Scuttlefish/Owen James Burke - September 29, 2014

The National Geographic Society Explorers, Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, the Roddenberrys (of Star Trek fame) and Swift Engineering are working together to identify and develop your more…

A Natural Laboratory Under Mount Rainier’s Crater Is Like No Other

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A Natural Laboratory Under Mount Rainier’s Crater Is Like No Other

Source: The Seattle Times/Sandi Doughton - September 29, 2014

Bill Lokey planted his ice ax in the crumbly slope and scanned the cavern with his headlamp.

Counting all the ups and downs, he had more…

NASA Bringing International Space Station Earth Observation Abilities To New Level

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NASA Bringing International Space Station Earth Observation Abilities To New Level

Source: Phys.org/Tony Phillips - September 26, 2014

The International Space Station has been called a stepping stone to other worlds.

NASA hasn't forgotten, however, that the behemoth space station is also on the doorstep more…

Crowdsourcing Storm and Cyclone Classification

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Crowdsourcing Storm and Cyclone Classification

Source: The Guardian/John Abraham - September 25, 2014

Taking measurements of the Earth’s weather and climatic state is challenging in many ways. One challenge is that we just don’t have sensors everywhere all more…

Renewable Energy Revolution Has Arrived For Small Island States

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Renewable Energy Revolution Has Arrived For Small Island States

Source: RTCC/Tony de Brum, Jean-Paul Adam, and Maxine McClean - September 24, 2014

While many have traditionally associated us island states as inevitable victims of the warming planet, the opposite is true.

We are leading the rush to more…

For Narwhals, Big Tusks Mean Big…

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For Narwhals, Big Tusks Mean Big…

Source: io9/Jason Goldman - September 23, 2014

Narwhals grow long tusks, if they have the balls to do it. The spear at the end of the male sea unicorn has been variously more…

Sea Ice in the Arctic Removes CO2 from the Atmosphere

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Sea Ice in the Arctic Removes CO2 from the Atmosphere

Source: University of Southern Denmark - September 22, 2014

Due to global warming, larger and larger areas of sea ice melt in the summer and when sea ice freezes over in the winter it is more…

Rising Temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean Spread Tropical Invasive Species

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Rising Temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean Spread Tropical Invasive Species

Source: HealthDay News/Mary Elizabeth Dallas - September 19, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- Rising temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean may be allowing certain tropical fish to spread to shallow waters that are becoming warmer, an more…