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2014-06-09 08:41:43

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Geological Survey (USGS) has released a video showing a glimpse into the life of a polar bear. Collar cameras were attached to four female polar bears on the sea ice north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in April of this year. The brief footage provides insight into the daily lives of the polar bear. “We deployed two video cameras in 2013, but did not get any footage because the batteries weren’t able to handle the Arctic...

Different Genetic Mechanisms Used By Antarctic and Arctic Insects To Cope With Lack of Water
2013-03-13 08:00:08

National Science Foundation Although they live in similarly extreme ecosystems at opposite ends of the world, Antarctic insects appear to employ entirely different methods at the genetic level to cope with extremely dry conditions than their counterparts that live north of the Arctic Circle, according to National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded researchers. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers concluded, "Polar arthropods have developed...

Experts Argue New Times Atlas Wrong On Greenland
2011-09-20 05:04:20

  There is controversy surrounding the latest edition of the Times Atlas of the World, as leading scientists on Monday claimed the cartographers behind the reference tome overestimated the effects of climate change on Greenland. According to Guardian Environment Editor John Vidal, the 13th edition of the HarperCollins-published atlas, which was released last week, showed "large areas" of the nation's eastern and southern coasts, colored "brown and pink, and the permanent ice cap...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

Renowned Vail Institute reveals multi-million dollar research facility for pioneering research in joint preservation and reconstruction techniques. Vail, CO (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), a world leader in sports medicine research and education, has completed construction of its multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art Biomechanics Laboratories and Surgical Skills facilities. The principal goal for these unparalleled research facilities is to...

2011-06-16 12:45:08

The success of world co-operation based on science and practiced since the Cold War by nations operating in Antarctica offers a model to humanity as it confronts challenges to common interests like climate change, biodiversity loss and overfishing, says the editor of a new book on science diplomacy. Since the end of the Second World War science has become an important tool of diplomacy, not only for issues involving environmental management, but for peace in the world we live in, says Paul...

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2011-05-16 11:33:49

The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6. Joint flights with aircraft of the European and American space agencies (ESA and NASA) were a novelty in sea ice research. Simultaneous measurements with a large number of sensors on three planes underneath the CryoSat-2 satellite led to unique data records. Furthermore, the international team...

2010-06-23 16:00:00

VAIL, Colo., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A research team from Vail, Colo.-based Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) recently received three scientific awards at the 14th Annual European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Annual Congress. This congress, held in Olso, Norway June 9-12, 2010, was the largest sports medicine meeting in the world, to date. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100623/LA25654) (Photo:...

2010-02-18 14:19:00

Related book signing, films, and Family Day mark Polar exploration and historic snowfall WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 19, the National Archives will open a Polar Exploration addition to the Public Vaults permanent exhibition. This major addition to the Public Vaults is based on materials donated to the National Archives including personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia of Polar explorers. These materials reveal the explorers' contributions, the...

2010-01-28 14:50:00

Special programs, films, Family Day, and more mark new addition to Public Vaults WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives celebrates Polar Exploration in February with a new feature on display in the Public Vaults permanent exhibition (beginning February 19), a book signing, films, and Family Day. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at...

2009-09-11 07:31:36

Arctic and Antarctic research teams pulled back to warmer climates when the International Polar Year wrapped last March. But the call has gone out for a return to the poles for a more focused investigation into the effects of global warming. Leading the charge back to the Canadian Arctic is David Hik, a University of Alberta biology professor and a lead researcher with IPY. "IPY gave us a great snapshot of the state of the planet's polar regions," said Hik. "But in the Arctic we made many...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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