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2014-07-31 12:21:50

CONCORD, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a Change of Command ceremony today at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mass., District Commander Col. Charles P. Samaris passed the command flag, signifying change of command authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England, to new District Commander Col. Christopher J. Barron. Presiding over the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division. The custom of...

2014-07-16 23:02:06

Thirteen undergraduate students from colleges across the country join renowned science and policy experts in SEA Semester's unprecedented research voyage. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Daily Eexpedition Blog Posts: http://www.sea.edu/PIPA_Blog New England-based SEA Semester's ocean research vessel arrived Monday night in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) of the remote central Pacific. The 134 foot brigantine tall ship departed Honolulu on July 1, sailing over 1,600...

2014-01-23 23:00:07

Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution requests the public's help in a West Coast-based Fukushima radiation study that uses Onset TidbiT® water temperature data loggers. Bourne, MA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 A scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is asking for the public’s help in tracking radiation along the West Coast of the United States, following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor disaster in Japan. Onset TidbiT® water temperature...

Biomechanics Of How Marine Snail Larvae Swim Revealed By New Study
2013-12-19 09:40:11

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Equipped with high-speed, high-resolution video, scientists have discovered important new information on how marine snail larvae swim, a key behavior that determines individual dispersal and, ultimately, survival. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Stony Brook University grew Atlantic slipper limpet larvae, which are slightly larger than a grain of sand, and recorded microscopic video of them swimming. In previous...

2012-08-29 15:33:22

NASA-funded researchers are making final preparations at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, Mass., for an ocean-going campaign designed to shed new light on the link between ocean salinity and shifts in global precipitation patterns. Reporters are invited to attend a media briefing on the expedition at 10 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 5, at WHOI. Media also can participate via telephone. NASA's field campaign, named the Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.