Friday, December 25, 2009

The First Women in Antarctica

In the spring of 1969, Terry Tickhill Terrell was 19 and an undergraduate chemistry major at Ohio State University, bored with her lab work and restless. She had never traveled more than 250 miles from the Barnesville, Ohio farm where she grew up.

One day, after reading an article in the school newspaper about a graduate student who had just returned from Antarctica, Terrell decided that that was where she wanted to go.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Deepest Explosive Eruption on Sea Floor: Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle Jason Images Discovery

Oceanographers using the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason discovered and recorded the first video and still images of a deep-sea volcano actively erupting molten lava on the seafloor.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's Getting Hot in Copenhagen

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Copenhagen today as part of a global protest to demand governments across the world agree a binding new global deal to tackle climate change.
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Massive Camera Sharpens Our View of the Universe : Big Pic Gallery

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Increased Temperatures Turn Fish into Daredevils

As the world grows warmer, some fish may stop acting like themselves. With a small rise in temperature, a new study found, some fish become more daring and more aggressive than they would otherwise be. The finding suggests that climate change could put fish in peril in unexpected ways.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Buses to have GPS system in Mangalore

Fitting of Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment will be made mandatory for all the buses in the district, for regulating the speed of the buses, said Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner, V Ponnuraj.

As the GPS makes it possible to ascertain the speed of the buses, places through which they move etc., the authorities can exercise better control over them. The GPS was implemented in the past, but many buses are still to be provided with this system. Therefore, it has been decided to make it compulsory for all the buses moving in the district, he clarified.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winds drive icebergs away from New Zealand

Strong westerly winds in the southern Pacific Ocean have driven scores of icebergs originally headed toward New Zealand to the east, away from the country.
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