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2014-04-14 23:12:14

Open Mobile Media: Evernote, Fjord, OMSignal and Qualcomm Ventures will speak at the Open Mobile Summit (19-20th May, London). They will discuss whether wearables will replace phones, their value proposition and re-evaluate what the wearables landscape will look like once the hype has passed. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The Open Mobile Summit 2014 (19-20 May, London) maps the future of mobile, media and Internet ecosystem. It brings together C level executives worldwide, to engage in dialogue...

Scientists Find Rapid Warming Threatens Rich Seafloor Communities
2013-12-04 10:09:25

University of Hawaii at Manoa Deep inside the dramatic subpolar fjords of Antarctica, researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa have discovered an unexpected abundance and diversity at the seafloor. During a recent expedition, UH scientists for the first time studied the seafloor communities of glacier dominated fjords along the west Antarctic Peninsula, a region undergoing very rapid climate warming. The scientists expected to find impoverished seafloor communities highly...

Warm Water Causes Arctic Glaciers To Sizzle As They Melt
2013-11-28 06:11:28

[ Watch the Video: Melting Glacial Ice Has Its Own Sound ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most prominent sounds of a warming planet has been recorded and identified by scientists at the University of Alaska: the sizzle of glacial ice as it melts into the sea. Trapped air bubbles squirting out of the disappearing ice causes a noise that might provide clues to the rate of glacier melt and help researchers better monitor the fast-changing polar...

Unique Experiment Uses Huge Plastic Containers To Study Ocean Acidification
2013-03-13 16:08:19

AlphaGalileo Foundation To study the effects of ocean acidification, ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden. The project is unique: mesocosms of this size have never been used for such a long period of time. The experiment is part of a worldwide research project, and includes researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the largest and longest experiment on the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems that have been...

2012-10-22 10:36:59

The number of leisure boats along the Swedish West Coast has risen dramatically over the last 20 years, resulting in a risk that the inner archipelago might be destroyed. These are the findings of new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In Sannäs Fjord, a silled fjord to the north of Grebbestad in Bohuslän, researchers from the University of Gothenburg have studied the marine environment in the inner archipelago and built a treatment plant for...

Youth Therapy For Scandinavia's Glaciers And Landscape
2012-09-24 11:45:58

The high elevation flat surfaces characteristic of the Norwegian landscape are in geologically terms young, according to a paper in Nature Geoscience. In a paper recently published in Nature Geoscience, researchers from the University of Bergen (UiB) and ETH Zurich have demonstrated that ice sheets have extensively shaped the fjords of Norway for the last 2.8 million years. — However, the massive sediment record deposited offshore Norway during this period tells us a more complex...

2012-05-22 02:24:01

OSLO and NEW YORK, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The official travel guide to Norway, visitnorway.com [http://www.vistnorway.com ], was awarded a Webby [http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php#best_home_page ] for the best Homepage/Welcome page [http://www.visitnorway.com/360/geiranger ] in tonight's 16th annual Webby Award ceremony in New York. Visitnorway.com won in the Best Homepage/Welcome Page category for their 360 degree footage of the spectacular...

2011-12-07 06:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., the leader in preventive medicine, today announced during the 3rd annual mHealth Summit the launch of "Macaw(TM)" from The Prevention Plan(TM), its new mobile health and fitness app designed to serve as a complete personal health monitor. Macaw is a full-feature app that assesses an individual's health risks and will serve as a hub to track health metrics and activity, as well as integrate...

2011-09-23 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fjord, the leading user-centric service design consultancy, currently ranked by Deloitte and The Sunday Times as the fastest growing in EMEA, officially opened its doors in downtown San Francisco. With vast experience in mobile and marquee clients including; Flickr, Foursquare, Citi and Skype, Fjord aims to disrupt the current design consultancy ecosystem, bringing its unique approach to user-focused digital service design to the West...

2011-04-25 16:44:41

It took 26 years for marine invertebrates living on the Port Valdez seafloor to stabilize after Alaska's Great Earthquake of 1964, according to a scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "The earthquake, which measured 9.2 on the Richter scale, and the tsunami waves that followed, impacted every marine community in Prince William Sound," said Arny Blanchard,, a research assistant professor at the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Four decades of monitoring, including samples...


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Kenai Fjords National Park
2013-03-18 11:25:04

Kenai Fjords National Park is located in south-central Alaska along the Kenai Peninsula. The park holds 669,984 acres of protected land and is very near the city of Seward. It was named for its many fjords, which were created by moving glaciers that traveled through the Harding Icefield, one of America’s largest ice fields. There are at least 38 glaciers in the park with the largest being Bear Glacier. The efforts to establish the Kenai Fjords area as a national park began between the...

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