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Rare Fossilized Embryos More Than 500 Million Years Old

Rare Fossilized Embryos More Than 500 Million Years Old Discovered By Researchers

Jeff Sossamon, University of Missouri The Cambrian Period is a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared in the fossil record. Also dubbed the “Cambrian explosion,” fossilized records from this time provide glimpses into...

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Arctic sea ice pack
2014-03-30 03:02:43

National Snow and Ice Data Center Will next year’s summer Arctic ice extent be high or low? Can ship captains plan on navigating the famed Northwest Passage — a direct shipping route from Europe to Asia across the Arctic Ocean — to save on time and fuel? A new study says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable. Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), University College London, University of New Hampshire and University...

2014-03-04 23:21:34

Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial company, was recently awarded a multi-million dollar, 5-year, Indefinite Delivery Contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Shoreline Mapping Services. Lexington, KY, (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial company, was recently awarded a multi-million dollar, 5-year, Indefinite Delivery Contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Shoreline Mapping Services....

2014-02-18 23:01:24

With a new approach to collecting and processing sensor data, XactMaps is posised to revolutionize the way we measure our world. Providence, RI (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 LIDAR technology, photogrametry and other sensors continue to revolutionize the surveying and mapping industries, and the world is now buzzing about how UAV and unmanned vehicles may hold the future of these industries. But only within the last few years has the sensor technology made advancements in size and weight...

Bigger Really Was Better For Early Prehistoric Life
2014-01-24 14:38:14

[ Watch the Video: The Evolution of the World’s Oldest Fossil Communities ] University of Toronto A NASA research group featuring University of Toronto Mississauga professor Marc Laflamme has helped to explain why some prehistoric organisms evolved into larger animals. Laflamme, an assistant professor with the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, and his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Node of NASA's Astrobiology Institute suggest that height...

2014-01-07 08:35:08

SAN FRANCISCO, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and IEDA [http://www.iedadata.org ] (Integrated Earth Data Applications), an NSF-funded data facility in the geosciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, announced the winner of the 2013 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences at...

2014-01-03 15:19:13

Following in the footsteps of giants Yesterday, 52 scientists, journalists and tourists were rescued from frozen Antarctic waters, where their ship, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, had been stuck in ice since December 24th, 2013. Everyone was safe but what would make people travel in such perilous conditions to the southernmost part of the planet? Adventure, history and tremendous scientific research opportunities is what continually draws people to explore the frigid continent. There,...

2013-12-05 23:21:48

Electronic instrumentation and smart sensor systems are quickly emerging as the highest growth segment of the maturing semiconductor market. Identifying successful acquisition opportunities within such a dynamic environment requires unbiased research and in-depth industry analysis. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Electronic instrumentation and smart sensor systems are quickly emerging as the highest growth segment of the maturing semiconductor market. Identifying successful acquisition...

2013-11-26 23:27:23

Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company, (Photo Science) staff member Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP has been named URISA's (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Young Professional of the Year. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company, (Photo Science) staff member Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP has been named URISA's (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Young Professional of the Year. This award is in...

2013-11-25 08:30:09

MUMBAI, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolta India Ltd., announced today that Rolta has been recognized by PCI Geomatics with the Dr. Robert Moses Memorial Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit. Dr. Robert Moses ("Dr. Bob"), past President and CEO of PCI Geomatics, was an exceptional leader and visionary who left behind a legacy of excellence in remote sensing and geospatial technology. In memory of Dr. Bob, the award was formed to honor the organization that best exemplifies a...

Amazon Web Services To Feature NASA Earth Science Satellite Data
2013-11-12 18:24:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring Earth science satellite data to the cloud. The space agency said it would be making a large collection of climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud. The system enhances research and educational opportunities for the US geoscience community by promoting community-driven research, innovation and collaboration....


Latest Earth sciences Reference Libraries

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...

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