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Tags results for 'Earth'

United Nations Sets Up Armageddon Style Asteroid Defense

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2013 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The UN last week approved an advanced warning and deflection system regarding potentially hazardous NEOs (Near Earth Objects).

Solar Activity Playing a Minimal Role in Global Warming

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Changes in solar activity have contributed no more than 10 per cent to global warming in the twentieth century.

Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.

Astronomers Figured Out How to Weigh Entire Planets Using Starlight

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:27 AM
by AlexMuller
A method to weigh an exoplanet by measuring the starlight that shines through its atmosphere.

Xenon ion and water cubesat engines for interplanetary cubesats with costs ten thousand times less

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A rocket propulsion system powered by the Sun and water, which will push small spacecraft far beyond the Earth.

Scientists anticipated size and location of earthquake

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica.

Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time.

Earth will be habitable longer than we thought

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered that Earth will remain habitable far longer than previously thought, for up to two billion years.

NASA plans to go fishing for asteroids with harpoon-like spacecraft

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Landing spacecraft on asteroids is a delicate, precise process. Harpooning, on the other hand, is the work of an instant.

Gem discovery points to vast oceans deep beneath Earth’s crust

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
There is water, possibly massive oceans of it, deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

Ancient Earth hammered by double space impact

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 04:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have outlined some of the best evidence yet for a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon apparently struck Earth in tandem.

Why Earth remains capable of supporting life despite CO2 greenhouse gas emissions

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
“Fresh” rock pushed to the surface via mountain formation effectively acts as a kind of sponge, soaking up the greenhouse gas CO2.

Comet lander checks in with Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, has been re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.

Storing Greenhouse Gases by Petrifying Them

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide injected into a geothermal reservoir would be stored permanently by turning into rock.

Stanford scientists use Twitter to make more accurate earthquake maps

Posted in Online on 3rd May, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Twitter can actually be helpful when it comes to things like mapping earthquakes.

Nereus deep sea sub 'implodes' 10km-down

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the world's most capable deep-sea research subs has been lost.

Traces of another world found on the Moon

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2014 02:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface.

Earth-Moon Smashup Happened Earlier Than Thought

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Earth's moon sprung to life much sooner than scientists thought, new research suggests.

The Earth's Magnetic Field Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Our magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, especially over the Western Hemisphere.

Oxygen fluctuations may have stalled life on Earth for a billion years

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2014 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Swings in oxygen levels may be behind a mysterious billion-year hiatus in evolution.

Moon mystery: Why our Earth's satellite is lemon-shaped

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The early Moon was closer to Earth than today, so its shape may have been changed by the tides.

Rosetta probe set to catch comet after ten year chase

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
After a journey that has lasted a decade, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is now on its final approach to a comet.

The core of the moon is hot

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
An international research team has found an extremely soft layer inside the Moon where heat is generated by the gravity of the Earth.

Where Do You Draw the Line Between the Sky and Space?

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2014 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been more than half a century since Gagarin's historic journey, but there is still no universally accepted definition of where space begins.

Near-Earth Asteroid Held Together by Unknown Force

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The new discovery suggests better ways to deflect an incoming space rock.

Earth's new address:

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Analysis of galaxies shows local supercluster to be 100 times larger than previously thought.

Meteorite leaves crater in Nicaraguan capital Managua

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Residents reported hearing a loud bang and feeling the impact, which left a crater 12m wide and 5m deep. The meteorite seemed to have broken off an asteroid passing close to Earth.

ESA's "fly-eye" telescope to watch for Earth-threatening asteroids

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The Flyeye telescope is designed to detect asteroids that pose a potential hazard to Earth.

Predicting the spread of disease with Google Earth

Posted in Software on 15th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
In the film Minority Report, PreCrime police combine psychic premonitions with search and surveillance technology to prevent murders before they occur.

Earth is Facing an Impending Magnetic Field Flip

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2014 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A geomagnetic reversal may happen sooner than expected.

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here.

The Quest to Build an Elevator to Space

Posted in Hardware on 5th Oct, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
It's a risky but well-considered plan to create a workable transit system between the ground and a set point outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Inflatable private room to dock to ISS, commercialise space

Posted in Hardware on 8th Oct, 2014 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is on track to launch in 2015, and will be attached to the International Space Station to test the technology.

Could the moon provide all of Earth's power?

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Shimizu Corporation has a proposition that could end the world’s energy crisis by generating all of Earth’s power on the moon.

China Launches First Privately Funded Moon Mission Today

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The main purpose is to try out tech that could get moon dirt and rocks to Earth.

Low oxygen 'delayed animal life on Earth'

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
There's been much debate about why animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth.

Earth’s water has been present since the planet’s earliest days

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2014 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Studies of meteorite samples known to have come from the protoplanet Vesta indicate Earth’s surface had water much earlier than scientists previously believed.

Roscosmos to test its Moon base on Earth

Posted in Hardware on 6th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Russian space agency Roscosmos will build a prototype of the base it plans to build on the Moon beyond 2030 on Earth.

A new gravity map from the Goce satellite traces ocean circulation

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

DNA molecule survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Various scientists believe that DNA could certainly reach us from outer space.

Meteorite grains tell a shocking tale of solar system birth

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Accurate measurements of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite are providing important clues to how the early solar system evolved.

Earth's Early Atmosphere Obliterated by Space Rocks

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long wondered the cause behind such dramatic atmospheric losses, and now a team from MIT may have found the answer.

Earth's water probably didn't come from comets, Rosetta scientists say

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2014 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The new data is important for answering questions about the origins of water on Earth, but not everyone is convinced.

How did life become complex, and could it happen beyond Earth?

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
How did the chemistry evolve to get life to where we are today? What transitions took place?

Asteroid impacts may have sparked life on Earth

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New data suggests that ancient collisions may have released enough energy to form the building blocks of life.

'Alien Earth' is among eight new far-off planets

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2015 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
One of eight new planets spied in distant solar systems has usurped the title of 'most Earth-like alien world', astronomers have said.

Nearly half of crucial planet stability systems compromised

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity.

A twist on planetary origins

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2015 07:23 PM
by AlexMuller
'The early solar system was more violent than expected: You had these massive sprays of molten material getting ejected out from these really big impacts. It's an extreme process.'

NASA Rockets Set to Explore the Aurora Borealis

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2015 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The northern lights are caused when particles flowing from the sun are caught up in the Earth's magnetic field.

How changes in the Earth's orbit can affect the Antarctic ice caps

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The Earth's orbit, while a concept that is light-years away, is hitting close to home, affecting the stability of Eastern Antarctic ice caps.

New research hints at Earth's inner core having its own inner core

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
What the researchers found took them by surprise. The inner core is far more complex than previously thought, with the seismic wave data indicating two distinct parts.

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next?

Could dark matter cause some mass extinctions?

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2015 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
In Earth’s path through our Galaxy, dark matter may perturb comets and lead to heating in the Earth’s core, both of which could be connected with mass extinctions.

Scientists fly kites on Earth to study Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A kite, equipped with off-the-shelf instruments such as a camera, a GPS, and orientation sensors, can scan the terrain from high above.

Multiple studies address riddles of the Moon's origin

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2015 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The Moon may have been formed by a collision between Earth and an object that was strikingly similar in composition to our own planet.

Using Smartphones for an Earthquake Early Warning Network

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
An early warning system for earthquakes can’t come soon enough for the US, which is lagging behind other seismically active countries like Mexico and Japan.

How Planet Hunters are Going to Find the Next Earth With Space Telescopes

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2015 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Twenty years ago, discovering another Earth sounded like a science fictional dream. But astronomers now believe we might do just that.

Fossils explain how life coped during snowball Earth

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The fossils could speak to how life coped in the Cryogenian period, when glaciers held most of Earth in a frozen grip.

Earth's colossal crater count complete

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that all of the big impact craters on the planet's surface have been found, leaving none to be discovered.

NASA Mars Trek Is the Google Earth of Mars

Posted in Software on 11th Jul, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has just released a new website that lets users explore Mars imagery in depth, similar to what you can do with Google Earth.

'Earth 2.0' found in NASAs latest Kepler telescope haul

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2015 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Kepler-452b orbits at a similar distance from its star, though its radius is 60% larger. Mission scientists said they believed it was the most Earth-like planet yet.

Small oxygen jump helped enable early animals take first breaths

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery calls into question the theory that a dramatic change in oxygen level was responsible for the appearance of complicated life like whales, sharks, and squids.

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

Posted in Software on 27th Jul, 2015 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Crowdsourcing smartphone data could provide valuable advance notice for people in quake zones.

NASA confirms the discovery of a rocky exoplanet just 21 light years away

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2015 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Planets like this, known as super-Earths, are ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.

Comet impacts may have cooked up a 'soup of life'

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2015 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
New results show how collisions between comets and planets can make molecules that are the essential building blocks of life.

There are probably 1 to 10 billion earthlike planets in the Milky Way

Posted in Science on 31st Aug, 2015 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers combine constraints on galaxy formation with planet formation models, yielding the Earth-like and giant planet formation histories of the Milky Way and the Universe.

Earth observations show how nitrogen may be detected on exoplanets, aiding search for life

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Measuring nitrogen in the atmosphere of an exoplanet can be crucial to determining if it might be habitable.

Five Missions That Will Help Stop an Asteroid Hitting Earth

Posted in Science on 10th Oct, 2015 05:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of rocky objects have orbits that bring them near Earth, but we have only found about 13,000 of them.

Elon Musk: We need to leave Earth as soon as possible

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
If something catastrophic happens one day, like a nearby star exploding, we may all get vaporized. Musk says we can't afford to wait around and find out.

A surprise asteroid will give Earth a safe halloween flyby

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The asteroid was discovered less than two weeks ago using the Pan-STARRS array in Hawaii and is the largest object to so closely approach our planet in recent times.

Most Earth-like worlds have yet to be born, says new NASA study

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
There should already be 1 billion Earth-sized worlds in the Milky Way galaxy. That estimate skyrockets when you include the other 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe.

A new study challenges assumptions about the origins of Earth's water

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2015 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
If the new hypothesis is correct, it could mean better prospects of finding other rock-and-ocean worlds throughout the galaxy.

MIT study says that there is little risk of Earth's goemagnetic field flipping soon

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2015 05:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Previous research had predicted an imminent flip that would leave life on Earth temporarily un-shielded from space radiation.

Volcanic event caused ice age during Jurassic Period, new research suggests

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The team suggest that a volcanic event, preventing the ocean flow, rather than a change in CO2 in the atmosphere, led to an Ice age.

Scientists reveal that the rotation of Earth's core holds a clue to understanding global sea level rise

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are looking down to Earth's core to make accurate predictions of the consequence of climate change.

Life exploded on Earth after the slow rise of oxygen

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It took 100 million years for oxygen in the oceans and atmosphere to increase to the level that allowed the explosion of animal life on Earth 600 million years ago.

Comets, not asteroids, pose the real danger to Earth from space

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The threat comes in the form of giant comets known as centaurs, are up to 100 km large and more massive than all of the near-Earth asteroids discovered thus far combined.

El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2015 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The strongest El Nino weather cycle on record is likely to increase the threat of hunger and disease for millions of people in 2016.

Melting of ice lid caused release of CO2 at the end of the ice age

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
During the last ice age, it was thought that the deepest part of the ocean was made up of very salty, dense water, which was capable of trapping a lot of CO2.

A giant chasm may rest underneath Antarctica's ice sheet

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found long cracks in the surface of the ice, which they believe indicates a huge underground canyon system.

Arizona Votes To Build Spaceport For Space Ballooning

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2016 10:01 AM
by AlexMuller
World View Enterprises is perhaps most known for its “World View Experience,” which is a high-altitude balloon ride for those who want to see the Earth from the stratosphere.

Fungi survive mars-like conditions on the space station

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A study, by ESA, has found that two species of tiny fungi originally from Antarctica have survived living in Mars-like conditions for a period of 18 months.

First node of Europe's space laser network launches into orbit

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe has begun to roll out a data superhighway in orbit. The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that was launched from Kazakhstan.

Scientists warn of global disaster because of water inequality

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2016 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
4 billion people live with severe water scarcity for at least one month each year.

Disappearing species may leave no trace in the fossil record

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Now is unlike anything that's happened, not just in the numbers of species going extinct, but also in the way it's happening: It’s being driven by one species.

The moon thought to play a major role in maintaining Earth's magnetic field

Posted in Science on 2nd Apr, 2016 08:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The Earth's magnetic field permanently protects us from the charged particles and radiation that originate in the sun.

Earth barraged by supernovae millions of years ago, debris found on the Moon

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
An explosion close enough to have lethal effects on Earth is expected to happen 1.5 times every billion years.

How did sea creatures survive the dinosaurs' extinction?

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Algae and microorganisms would have survived a massive asteroid and acted as a food source for other creatures.

Did the Sun Consume a Primordial Super-Earth?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2016 07:56 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that at least one super-Earth; a planet that is larger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune, could have formed close to the sun.

Psychologists study awe astronauts feel viewing Earth from space

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 03:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feelings of awe and wonder, of being transformed. This is called the "overview effect".

There May Be a Giant Lake Lurking Beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are reporting evidence of an enormous, never-before-seen subglacial lake, buried beneath the East Antarctic ice sheet.

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 02:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.

More evidence that comets could have nurtured life on earth

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Increased carbon levels in the rocks soon after the impact were evidence that microbial life may have thrived in the crater.

Shooting stars show Earth had oxygen eons before we thought

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2016 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The scorched remains of 60 micrometeorites have survived 2.7 billion years in Western Australia. They are the oldest space rocks ever discovered on Earth.

Space mission observes magnetic fields of Earth and sun

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2016 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
How magnetic reconnection takes place, a critical step in understanding space weather.

Life forms 'went large' a billion years ago

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016 11:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, according to evidence from China.

What did Earth’s ancient magnetic field look like?

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2016 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New work suggests Earth’s ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar two.

Researchers detect 'Healing' in the Antarctic ozone layer hole

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 02:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.

Earth’s biodiversity could be much greater than we thought

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:08 PM
by AlexMuller
We might have managed to recognize only 2% of Earth’s biodiversity.

NASA's Super Pressure Balloon glides past flight duration record

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2016 02:26 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA and other researchers use what are known as zero pressure balloons to probe the mysteries of the atmosphere, and by extension our world and the universe as a whole.

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a warmer Earth

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today.

A supernova might have abetted a mass extinction on earth

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role in a minor mass extinction that happened 2.59 million years ago.

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Ecosystems depend on the biological diversity within them to function.

Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Species in tropical forests will still go extinct even if deforestation is stopped immediately, unless efforts are made to restore damaged areas.

Chinese scientists study viability of manned radar station on the moon

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2016 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The moon has been suggested to have numerous advantages over satellites or a space station as an earth observation platform.

Van Allen probes capture how Earth's radiation belts respond to giant solar storm

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Aug, 2016 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Understanding how the belts work is becoming more important as the world becomes more dependent on satellite technology.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change.

The crash that created our moon was crazier than we thought

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:18 PM
by AlexMuller
New research potentially rewrites our modern ideas on the moon's origins.

Paris climate deal enters force as the focus shifts to action

Posted in Science on 4th Nov, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Governments have agreed to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - and preferably 1.5 degrees.

Five hottest years on record have occurred since 2011

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
New data released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) shows that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record.

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The growth in the amount of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas.

Climate change: Nations will push ahead with plans despite Trump

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2016 03:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Donald Trump promised to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and restore jobs in the coal industry.

China warns Trump against abandoning the Paris deal

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Beijing pushes for progress to prevent global warming, saying world wants to co-operate.

Worldwide carbon emissions were flat for third year in a row

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Global Carbon Project saw no growth in CO2 emissions this year, but we'll have to work hard to keep it that way.

Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2016 02:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech have issued an urgent call for action to tackle climate change.

The North Pole is 36 degrees hotter than it should be right now

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2016 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the second year in a row that temperatures near the North Pole have been unusually high.

Trump will eliminate $2 billion climate change research from NASA

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2016 02:45 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space.

US publishes Near Earth asteroid defense plan

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2017 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Seven strategic goals underpin the effort to enhance the Nation's preparedness to impacts:

HTC launches $10 million VR fund to promote the planet’s sustainability

Posted in Business on 20th Jan, 2017 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC has launched a $10 million virtual reality fund for content and technologies that will drive sustainable development around the world.

UK-led team to develop low flying satellites

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2017 08:40 PM
by Alex Muller
A European effort to develop remote-sensing satellites that could fly in far lower orbits than any existing technology.

SpaceX plans global 'space internet' satellite launches

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2017 03:55 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has applied to launch 11,943 satellites into low-Earth orbit, providing ubiquitous high-bandwidth (up to 1Gbps per user, once fully deployed) broadband services.

The factories of the future could float in space

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2017 12:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts.

Humanity must populate a new planet within 100 years, warns Stephen Hawking

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2017 10:18 PM
by Alex Muller
He cites 'climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth' as reasons to leave.

Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2017 03:04 PM
by Alex Muller
The interaction between radio transmissions and high-energy particles in space sometimes forms a shield around the planet, protecting it from dangerous cosmic phenomena.

UK wants continued EU Copernicus participation

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:50 PM
by Alex Muller
The UK has given the clearest statement yet of its desire to stay within the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation programme after Brexit.

Scientists Discover Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2017 05:54 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have identified nearly 100 volcanoes in West Antarctica, which makes it one of the largest concentration of volcanoes.

Are we alone? if we are typical, then probably yes

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2017 06:07 AM
by Alex Muller
If Earth is typical, then it isn't possible for any other technological civilizations to exist at the same time as us.

Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2017 05:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.

There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2017 06:10 PM
by Alex Muller
The discovery of a rare gem shows that there an enormous water reservoir in the Earth's mantle.

Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2017 07:44 PM
by Alex Muller
An asteroid the size of a house is set to pass close to the Earth on Thursday.

Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
A Nasa satellite has provided remarkable new insights on how CO2 is moved through the Earth's atmosphere.

atmospheric 'rivers' cause many droughts and floods on Earth

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2017 06:06 AM
by Alex Muller
In many places, water access depends partly upon atmospheric “rivers,” bands of water vapour propelled along jets of air that trace swirling routes above the Earth.

Five-year forecast indicates further warming

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2018 10:55 PM
by Alex Muller
A forecast published by the Met Office indicates the annual global average temperature is likely to exceed 1 °C and could reach 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.

Mini ice age? Why the Sun will lose 7% of its power in about 30 years

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2018 10:53 PM
by Alex Muller
'The cooling effect of a grand minimum is only a fraction of the warming effect caused by the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere'

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2018 01:43 PM
by Alex Muller
A seminal event in the Earth's history - when plants appeared on land - may have happened 100 million years earlier than previously thought.

More sea-level rise for each delay in peaking emissions

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2018 07:34 PM
by Alex Muller
Peaking global CO2 emissions as soon as possible is crucial for limiting the risks of sea-level rise.

How Microsoft Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Fight Climate Change

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2018 09:06 AM
by Alex Muller
Today, climate change, loss of biodiversity, water woes, and food sustainability are among the most pressing global issues.

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2018 11:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will pay $4.5m to cover some of the lapsed US commitment to the Paris climate accord.

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2018 03:03 AM
by Alex Muller
Predictions of global warming in response to increased greenhouse gas are essential for policy-makers.

NASA unveils bold new plan to protect Earth from asteroids

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2018 03:12 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA unveiled its plan to protect Earth, outlining five goals, including enhanced detection and improved modelling.

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