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'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2016 08:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.

Findings may lead to new tissue cryopreservation methods for grafts and organ transplantations

Posted in Medicine on 7th Nov, 2013 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
New information could ultimately lead to approaches for preventing tissue injury during cryopreservation.

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A volcano may be stirring more than a half mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.

700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2013 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The frozen remains of a horse more than half a million years old have given up their secrets, providing the oldest DNA ever sequenced.

Google Makes Talking To Your Computer Slightly Less Crazy With Speech Search Chrome Extension

Posted in Software on 28th Nov, 2013 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has a new Chrome extension released today that brings a recently introduced mobile feature to the desktop.

ESA's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft.

Google wants to make its own server chips, taking big biz from Intel

Posted in Business on 14th Dec, 2013 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is a software company. Google is a services company. But it’s not really a hardware company, at least not yet.

Turning back time: ageing reversed in mice

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery has implications for understanding age-related diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and diabetes.

'Massive' reservoir of melt water found under Greenland ice

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2013 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The aquifer, which covers an area the size of Ireland, could yield important clues to sea level rise.

Why Robots Are Better Than Humans At Testing Human User Experiences

Posted in Hardware on 24th Dec, 2013 03:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Device testing robots type, draw and play games on the gadgets they’re testing.

Antarctic rescue: Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'

Posted in Science on 4th Jan, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck.

Computer algorithm identifies genes that could be transformed to stop or slow the aging process

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be "turned off" to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction.

Scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A massive ancient subglacial trough, deeper than the Grand Canyon, has been discovered by a team of UK experts.

Google and Samsung sign global patent cross-license deal

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The deal covers both existing patents and patents filed over the next 10 years, though the companies didn't say how all encompassing the agreement was.

Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer’s symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound prevented memory and learning impairments.

Want to cut Arctic warming in half? Curb emissions now

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming is changing the Arctic so quickly that experts say we should expect an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer within just a few decades.

China and the International Rush to Claim Antarctica

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The Antarctic Treaty will come up for review. China, the US, the UK, and other countries intend to be ready.

Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The deep, salty currents that carry oxygen and nutrients to the ocean depths have been disappearing over the past few decades.

Backing up the Worlds Food Supply With 800,000 Plant Species on Ice

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The doomsday vault keeps the world’s agricultural heritage in deep freeze.

Multiverse Controversy Heats Up over Gravitational Waves

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The BICEP2 experiment’s potential discovery of spacetime ripples may provide support for the concept of many universes, but critics are unconvinced:

Greenland ice cores show record of acid rain, success of U.S. Clean Air Act

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The rise and fall of acid rain is a global experiment whose results are preserved in the geologic record.

Greenland’s icecap losing stability

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Greenland is losing ice from part of its territory at an accelerating rate, suggesting that the edges of the entire ice cap may be unstable.

Polar Bears Are Not Alone: Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity Worldwide

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change's impact on biodiversity will be severe in other regions of the world, not just in the popularly cited polar ice caps.

New blood 'recharges old brain', mouse study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 5th May, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in the US say they might have discovered how to combat and even reverse some processes of ageing, at least in mice.

A new way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2014 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Wireless system uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips, paving the way for new devices to treat illness or alleviate pain.

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Continent shedding 160 billion tonnes a year, CryoSat-2 shows, just days after warning over western ice sheet's collapse

Why do so many nations want a piece of Antarctica?

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Seven countries have laid claim to parts of Antarctica and many more have a presence there: why do they all want a piece of this frozen wasteland?

Genetically Altered Bacteria Prevent Mice From Getting Fat

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jun, 2014 03:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The microbes appear to live in the gut and prevent obesity for up to four weeks.

Frozen World Opens up the Door for Earth-like Planets

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2014 09:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery is expected to help astronomers better understand how Earth-like, or even potentially habitable, planets can form and how to find them.

Recent Glacial Melt Mostly Caused By Man-Made Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century.

NASA Study Finds Arctic Ice Reduced by Half in Some Areas

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Springtime snow on Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically in the last 50 years, up to about half in some areas.

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have pulled up thousands of different types of micro-organisms from Lake Whillans, a large body of water buried 800m under the ice sheet.

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Whenever things get big, sooner or later lawyers are going to step in and things are going to get messy.

Prehistoric proof of climate's see-saw sensitivity

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Computer simulations reaching back into the Ice Age put a perspective on how even small variations in the climate system can lead to dramatic temperature change.

Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds.

Scientists debate polar sea-ice opposites

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic sea ice has passed its minimum summer extent, say polar experts meeting in London.

Antarctic ice melting causes shift in gravity

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Gravity, yes, gravity, is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That’s the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

Posted in Hardware on 13th Oct, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Devices implanted in the body face two critical challenges that can threaten the life of the patient the device is meant to help: blood clotting and bacterial infection:

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Posted in Online on 13th Oct, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.

Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within shadowed craters on Mercury.

Junk food diet may be worse for male brains

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2014 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Stuffing down a burger and coke may be more harmful for men than women, if the results of a new mouse study apply to humans.

Researchers head to Antarctic to study ice sheet lakes

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The Larsen Ice Shelf is one of the Antarctic’s most mysterious landscapes.

Astronomers discover first "ice giant" exoplanet

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the first time anyone has spotted a twin for our so-called “ice giant” planets, Uranus and Neptune.

First Europeans 'weathered Ice Age'

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people.

Are Americans Doomed To Arctic Winters?

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2014 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
It comes from the north, dragging frigid air and awful commutes like an terrible shroud over the continental United States, from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic.

Ocean gliding robots used to study melting Antarctic sheet ice

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
The use of "ocean gliders" for conducting research in oceanic conditions not ideal for regular methods has been catching on in the scientific community.

Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

West Antarctic Melt Rate Has Tripled

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A comprehensive, 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of glaciers there has tripled during the last decade.

Google wants to advance the Internet of things, offers grants for open innovation research proposals

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2014 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The notion that things will be connected is becoming reality.

Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than many observers recognize.

Antarctic photo science archive unlocked

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The images have long been around, but it's only now that we've had the capability to extract the 3D data from them.

GPS to Track Ice Migration in Real Time

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica's melting ice sheets have been a major contributor to global sea level increases over the last decade, and the losses are expected to accelerate.

Siberian Methane Release is on the Rise

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are finding that more and more harmful methane gas is escaping from the region's thawing permafrost.

Polar bears migrate to escape effects of climate change

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2015 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Warming temperatures are driving dramatic losses in sea ice, leaving these cold-climate mammals stranded.

Greenland Meltwater May Be a Major Contributor to Rising Sea Levels

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2015 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The massive Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world, has long been considered a threat to global sea level rise.

Shackleton Energy Company aims to mine the moon

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2015 02:08 PM
by AlexMuller
There are billions of tons of ice on the poles of the Moon. Shackleton Energy plans to extract lunar water ice, turn it into rocket fuel and create fuel stations in Earth's orbit.

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.

Smart devices: Is privacy loss inevitable?

Posted in Business on 10th Feb, 2015 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

Ocean carbon release 'ended last Ice Age'

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.

Mars Express images help decipher the geological history of the Red Planet

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has provided a fresh look at a region believed to be hiding large volumes of water ice just beneath the surface.

Best views yet of Mercury's ice-filled craters

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2015 04:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have obtained the most detailed views yet of ice deposits inside the permanently shadowed craters at Mercury's north pole.

Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Forty-Year Low This Winter

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 10:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The maximum extent of Arctic sea ice occurred early this year, and, at 5.61 million square miles, was the smallest in four decades.

Neuroscientists pinpoint cell type in the brain that controls body clock

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to treatments for jet lag, neurological problems, and metabolism issues, but one simple solution is to not use electronic devices before sleep.

Antarctic ice shelf thinning is speeding up

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate.

Water: There's so much of it in our solar system and beyond, says NASA

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Hunting for habitable worlds would mean looking for where there is water. However, the Universe may very well be awash with the stuff.

150 billion cubic meters of water ice on Mars in glaciers covered by dust

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2015 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Studies have now calculated the size of the glaciers and thus the amount of water. It is the equivalent of all of Mars being covered by more than one meter of ice.

Extra terrestrial life in our solar system?

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
At least ten planets, moons and dwarf planets have liquid oceans in our solar system and they may have at least microbial life.

'3D Cryosat' spacecraft tracks Arctic winter sea ice

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent, that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change.

Scientists Disprove 'Ice Bridge' Theory of Human Migration

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2015 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long debated about how the first inhabitants arrived to North America, and now one popular 'ice bridge' theory has been disproved, according to research.

Pluto may have ice cap at pole

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2015 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto may have a polar ice cap. This is the prospect revealed in the latest images to come down from the New Horizons spacecraft.

Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A switch from a permanent cover of thick ice to a new state where thinner ice vanishes in the summer will have far-reaching implications.

Dawn Spacecraft Images Reveal 'Ice Rinks' on Ceres

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015 09:17 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has glimpsed mysterious, highly reflective bright spots dotting the surface of Ceres. No one yet knows what exactly they are or how they got there.

Antarctica's Ice Attacked from Above and Below

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015 09:49 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the first time that melting from below has been found to be a culprit in the Antarctic Peninsula's vanishing ice shelves.

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth's gravity field

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2015 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

Arctic ice loss linked to extreme weather in Europe and US

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2015 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic warming appears to be the prime reason behind fluctuations in the polar jet stream that is causing unusual weather.

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.

Crater reveals Mars probably had water within last million years

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers have long been searching for water on Mars, and now new research suggests that watery debris flowed in one of its craters as recently as a million years ago.

Is NASA planning to 'terraform' part of the moon? Not quite

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Our moon has a lot of frozen water ice, and NASA scientists are trying to figure out how to mine it for use on spacecraft missions.

New Horizons: Images reveal ice mountains on Pluto

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe reveal.

Ice bucket challenge: What's happened since?

Posted in Online on 4th Aug, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
In what has been described as the world's largest social media phenomenon, more than 17 million people uploaded videos to Facebook which were then watched by 440 million people.

Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented'

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2015 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have recorded alarming rates of glacial retreat, which are accelerating at a pace double that of a decade ago.

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region.

Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier sheds big ice chunk

Posted in Science on 24th Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The 12.4km sq section is among the largest ever witnessed to come away from the ice stream's calving front.

Panic over China and the global economy causes tech stocks to plummet

Posted in Business on 24th Aug, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The gloom has reached the US, and investors seem to be overcompensating by selling everything in sight.

Greenland's Ice Sheets Are Getting Cooked By Ocean Currents

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2015 05:06 PM
by AlexMuller
It turns out Greenland’s ice sheets are also melting faster than we thought, not on the visible surface, but due to currents deep below the ocean.

Melting polar ice could wake up frozen viruses

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting polar regions are already causing unprecedented sea level rise but there are other threats besides water buried in the swiftly melting ice.

If we burned all of the fossil fuels, would any of Antarctica's ice survive?

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2015 09:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Oceans would rise by over 50m changing the face of planet Earth, say scientists, but over a long time.

Cassini finds global ocean beneath Enceladus' icy crust

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini mission.

3D-printed ice shelter wins NASA's Mars habitat design competition

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The contest sought concepts for how 3D printing might be used to create shelters on Mars. The winner, Ice House, would be built using Mars' predicted abundant water supply.

New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2015 10:23 AM
by AlexMuller
'Understanding why water appears exactly where it does, and not in other places, is a challenge that we are digging into.'

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2015 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Increases in Antarctic snow is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the losses from its thinning glaciers.

New Horizons: Pluto may have ice volcanoes

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Two possible ice volcanoes have been identified on the surface of Pluto.

Two billion people rely on snow for drinking water, and supplies are melting

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2015 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Snow during winter acts as a watery savings account for drier months. When snow melts, it fills rivers, providing a seasonal water supply.

Biggest Antarctic ice melt scenarios 'not plausible' claim scientists

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say the contribution of a melting Antarctica to sea-level rise this century will be significant and challenging, but that some nightmare scenarios are just not realistic.

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.

Expandable sponge-filled syringe that stems bleeding cleared for civilian use

Posted in Medicine on 15th Dec, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Each XStat 30 syringe contains 92 sponges and can absorb around a pint of blood.

Salt-Infused Tarmac Could Keep Roads Ice-Free

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2015 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
What if roads already had salt built right into them? They’d be able to prevent slick conditions from occurring, well before the risk of an accident.

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.

Giant icebergs play 'major role' in ocean carbon cycle

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant icebergs could be responsible for the processes that absorb up to 20% of the carbon in the Southern Ocean's carbon cycle, a study suggests.

We narrowly missed a new ice age, and now we won’t see one for a very long time

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2016 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
An ice age is not going to happen any time soon. Our current breakneck emissions of greenhouse gases have ensured that.

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.

Water ice found on the surface of comet 67P

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time, scientists have spotted large patches of water ice on the surface of a comet, thanks to instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter.

Lack of microbes in Antarctic permafrost dims hopes for life on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The unsuccessful search for living microbes in the permafrost of Antarctica’s University Valley could spell bad news for the search for Mars life.

NASA's New Horizons team discovers vast reserves of water ice on Pluto

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2016 03:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface, a new map of the dwarf planet reveals.

New Horizons shows that Pluto's heart probably has floating mounds of water ice

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe these water ice hills are floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen and move over time like icebergs in Earth’s Arctic Ocean.

Greenland's melting is 'feeding on itself,' scientists say

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016 12:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The ice sheet is 'darkening,' or losing its ability to reflect both visible and invisible radiation, as it melts more and more, the research finds.

Ice on comet is as old as the solar system

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2016 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers announced that they had discovered that the ice on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko formed at the same time as the solar system itself.

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2016 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
This could have major implications in industries like energy, shipping and transportation, where ice is a constant problem in cold climates.

New Horizons: Pluto Is a Weirder Place Than You Ever Imagined

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The features place Pluto, once considered just a lonely ice-ball in the dark, on par with Mars (and second only to Earth) in terms of geological complexity.

Pluto has an ocean hiding under the surface, new data suggests

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2016 10:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Ice volcanos, floating hills, deep canyons, hazy skies, and maybe even methane snow. Now, research suggests there's liquid water hiding beneath Pluto’s frozen surface.

Giant icebergs play key role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon sequestration contributes to the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, therefore helping to slow global warming.

Seismic vibrations provide accurate way to monitor ice sheet decline

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are getting positive results from a new method that tracks seismic vibrations caused by ocean waves to measure changes in ice volume.

Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
European scientists have found a way to super-charge their study of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.

Melting glacier could raise sea levels by almost 3 metres

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The study published in the journal Nature looked at the retreating ice levels of the Totten Glacier, a glacier in eastern Antarctica roughly the size of France.

Mars Used To Look More White Than Red

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2016 02:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The first concrete evidence that Mars has just exited an extreme ice age, one so intense it would have put Earth's recent frosty foray to shame.

Ice exoplanets and moons can have habital deep oceans

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2016 03:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Water-rich planets are obvious candidates for finding life and have attracted increasing attention in recent years.

Pluto could have liquid sub-surface ocean

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2016 10:52 AM
by AlexMuller
New Horizons it revealed that the dwarf planet might have a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crust. According to a new analysis such an ocean likely still exists today.

MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury's Poles

Posted in Science on 27th Jun, 2016 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
New observations provide compelling support for the hypothesis that Mercury harbors water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.

Dawn maps Ceres craters where ice can accumulate

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2016 02:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have identified permanently shadowed regions on the dwarf planet Ceres where ice deposits could exist now.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Icy Dwarf Planet Ceres May Have a Warm Heart

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2016 01:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Shedding light on the structure of Ceres might, in turn, yield insight into how it and other asteroids and dwarf planets evolved over time.

Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water Beneath Its Icy Crust

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Several missions are scheduled to investigate these findings.

Liquid water in the rest of the solar system is about 50 times Earth's volume of water

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2016 04:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The locations of some subsurface oceans are on Europa, Enceladus, Ganymede, Titan, the asteroid Ceres, Callisto, Dione and Pluto.

Warming Ocean Waters Are Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves at an Unprecedented Rate

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens when Antartica’s glaciers flow into the sea?

Pluto 'has slushy ocean' below surface

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2016 02:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto may harbour a slushy water ocean beneath its most prominent surface feature, known as the "heart".

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.

Newly spotted ice field buried on Mars could provide water to future colonists

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2016 02:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A significant finding because of its position on the planet and its location relatively near the surface.

Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctic ice could be much more susceptible to breaking up than it seems on the surface, and that separation may be happening faster than researchers expected.

Water Ice Found On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Hidden in Permanent Shadow

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 07:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Just like the moon and Mercury, Ceres has cold pockets of perpetual darkness on its surface where researchers have now detected ice.

Is Climate Change Shrinking Glaciers? Likelihood Is 99 Percent

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2016 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The scientists investigated 37 glaciers representing five geographic regions:

Arctic heatwave this winter could break records

Posted in Science on 24th Dec, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave.

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 10:02 AM
by AlexMuller
An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

Astronauts could live inside ice domes on Mars

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2017 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The astronauts who will someday go to Mars will be bombarded by radiation from space.

Saturn moon may be 'able to support life'

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2017 03:34 PM
by Alex Muller
Saturn's ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth.

Antarctic iceberg crack develops fork

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2017 07:45 PM
by Alex Muller
The crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf that looks set to spawn a giant berg has suddenly forked.

Collapse of Enormous Antarctic Ice Shelf All But Imminent

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The giant rift in the Larsen C ice shelf has grown an additional 11 miles (17 km) since last week.

A Texas-size chunk of Antarctica partially melted last year

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2017 04:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf is the largest floating block of ice in the world, and unfortunately it's melting from above and below.

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2017 02:58 PM
by Alex Muller
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica.

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.

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.

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2017 08:14 AM
by Alex Muller
The giant berg A-68 looks finally to be on the move. Recent weeks have seen it shuffle back and forth next to the Antarctic ice shelf from which it broke away.

Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than scientists initially predicted

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2017 05:53 PM
by Alex Muller
New UCalgary study shows salinity in snow cover affects accuracy of satellite readings on Arctic sea ice thickness.

Omron Healthcare shows off wearable blood pressure monitor for your wrist

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2018 04:19 AM
by Alex Muller
Omron Healthcare is showing off a blood pressure monitor worn as a wristwatch and that can deliver clinically validated accuracy.

What NASA’s Discovery Of Water On Mars Means For Colonization

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2018 01:40 AM
by Alex Muller
Before we can rely on the ice on Mars to sustain human life, scientists need to test it to learn what it consists of.

Space lasers to track Earth's ice

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2018 12:52 AM
by Alex Muller
For those interested in what's happening to the ice on Planet Earth, we have two ventures this year that are going to make a major contribution to our understanding.

Melting ice sheets are hastening sea level rise, satellite data confirms

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2018 03:19 AM
by Alex Muller
Research shows that pace of melting in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated.

Advanced Laser to Measure Changing Ice

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2018 01:59 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, to measure changes in the height of polar ice.

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