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Spiders are Skilled Sailors

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Spiders are Skilled Sailors

Source: NewScientist/Andy Coghlan - July 3, 2015

Sailors and travellers, including Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle, have often reported seeing "ballooning" spiders flutter from the air into the sails of their ships, more…

Ocean Circulation Could be Disrupted by Melting Arctic Sea Ice

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Ocean Circulation Could be Disrupted by Melting Arctic Sea Ice

Source: The Washington Post/Chelsea Harvey - July 2, 2015

We already know that melting sea ice in the Arctic is bad news. Less ice means less habitat for animals like polar bears, and it more…

NASA Unveils Prototype Under-Ice Rover

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NASA Unveils Prototype Under-Ice Rover

Source: Techie News/Ravi Mandalia - July 1, 2015

NASA has revealed a prototype of its under-ice rover which could one day be used on missions to Europa and other icy planets that may more…

Decoding Big Ideas for Small Scale Fisheries

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Decoding Big Ideas for Small Scale Fisheries

Source: Rare/Suzanne Hodges - June 30, 2015

This month, Rare’s dedicated fisheries nerds discovered ways to improve fisheries monitoring in brand new terrain: the grueling, inspiring, and caffeine-fueled world of competitive hacking. more…

Solar Impulse Makes Second Attempt to Cross Pacific Ocean

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Solar Impulse Makes Second Attempt to Cross Pacific Ocean

Source: BBC News/Rebecca Morelle - June 29, 2015

A solar-powered plane has passed the "point of no return" in its second bid at making a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.
Solar Impulse more…

Updates to Argo Network Will Gather Even More Data

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Updates to Argo Network Will Gather Even More Data

Source: The Guardian/Helen Davidson - June 26, 2015

Scientists will embark on a voyage across the Indian Ocean next week, distributing floating robots to gather data about the largely unknown biology of the more…

This Fierce Fish had the First Known Teeth

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This Fierce Fish had the First Known Teeth

Source: Discovery News/Jennifer Viegas - June 25, 2015

Fish that lived long before the dinosaurs featured the world's first known teeth, according to a new paper that suggests all teeth -- including those more…

Gunning for the $2M XPRIZE for Ocean pH Sensor

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Gunning for the $2M XPRIZE for Ocean pH Sensor

Source: The Chronicle Herald/Andrea Gunn - June 24, 2015

Measuring the pH balance of a substance has numerous applications, from health to food safety, but a piece of made-in-Halifax technology is taking the measurements more…

3D Printing is Proven in Space, but not in Water

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3D Printing is Proven in Space, but not in Water

Source: 3DPrint/Whitney Hipolite - June 23, 2015

We all know that 3D printed objects can function in outer space, as NASA and Made In Space have proven the fact, earlier this more…

How Will Antarctic Fish Respond to a Warming Ocean?

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How Will Antarctic Fish Respond to a Warming Ocean?

Source: News@Northeastern/Greg St. Martin - June 22, 2015

Antarctic fish are a vital com­po­nent to the food web that sus­tains life in the cold Southern Ocean that sur­rounds Antarc­tica. They feed on smaller more…

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