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Winds Responsible For Antarctic Sea Ice Growth
2012-11-12 05:17:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While global warming has caused extensive melting of sea ice in the Arctic region in recent years, the opposite phenomenon has been occurring in Antarctica, and now experts believe they've discovered the reason why. In a report released Sunday, a team of scientists revealed that shifting wind patterns surrounding the southernmost continent have resulted in slight increase in regional sea ice. That conclusion comes following an...

'Hotspot' Causing Sea Level Rise Acceleration In Eastern US
2012-06-25 04:46:11

The sea level of the eastern coast of the United States is accelerating at a much faster rate than the country's other coasts due to global warming, claim researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). According to Damian Carrington, a reporter with the UK newspaper The Guardian, the sea level rise of the "densely populated" Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts is increasing at a rate three to four times faster than the rest of the country's...

Energy Producing "Aquatic Bicycle Pump" Trial Forthcoming
2012-01-23 12:24:52

A trial version of a machine that can generate electricity from seawater could be in place in one UK city before the end of the year, BBC News reported on Monday. The device in question is the Searaser machine, which Damian Carrington of The Guardian referred to as a sort of "aquatic 'bicycle pump'." It was invented by a Devon man named Alvin Smith and has been purchased by Ecotricity, a green energy company headquartered in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Searaser does not generate...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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