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Navy Unveils Robot Fish

Navy Unveils Robot Fish

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Dec. 18, 2014) The U.S. Navy unveils an underwater device that mimics the movement of a fish. Tara Cleary reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Robot Shark Is US Navy's Newest Spy Drone

Robot Shark Is US Navy's Newest Spy Drone

Buzz60 (Dec. 16, 2014) The Navy is testing a new underwater robotic drone called the Ghost Swimmer, which is basically an intelligence-gathering robot that looks eerily like a real live fish. Jen Markham has the remarkable video. Video provided by Buzz60
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Greenland Ice May Be Melting Faster Than Predicted

Greenland Ice May Be Melting Faster Than Predicted

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 16, 2014) Scientists say sea levels may rise faster than previously thought as they gain new insights about the rate at which the Greenland Ice Sheet melts into the sea. In two new studies, researchers found that the mechanics involved in ice loss are more complex than what current models account for. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Richard Branson Scraps Deep-Sea Exploration Plans

Richard Branson Scraps Deep-Sea Exploration Plans

Newsy (Dec. 14, 2014) Virgin Oceanic has confirmed its deep-sea exploration plans have been canceled due to safety concerns. Video provided by Newsy
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A Clear, Molecular View of How Human Color Vision Evolved

Dec. 18, 2014 Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to ... full story
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Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

Dec. 18, 2014 A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests ... full story
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'Tipping Points' for Sea Level Rise Related Flooding Determined

Dec. 18, 2014 By 2050, a majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new ... full story
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Study on World's Biggest Animal Finds More Than One Population in the Southeastern Pacific

Dec. 18, 2014 Scientists are examining molecular clues to answer a big question: how many types of blue whales exist in the waters of the southeastern ... full story
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New, Tighter Timeline Confirms Ancient Volcanism Aligned With Dinosaurs' Extinction

Dec. 18, 2014 A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and ... full story
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Study Fuels Hope for Natural Gas Cars: Metal Organic Framework Candidates for Methane Storage Identified

Dec. 18, 2014 Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly, but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle. A new study promises to help. Researchers have ... full story
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550-Million-Year-Old Fossils Provide New Clues About Fossil Formation

Dec. 18, 2014 A new study is challenging accepted ideas about how ancient soft-bodied organisms become part of the fossil record. Findings suggest that bacteria involved in the decay of those organisms play an ... full story
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Crown Ethers Flatten in Graphene for Strong, Specific Binding

Dec. 18, 2014 Scientists have discovered a way to dramatically increase the selectivity and binding strength of crown ethers by incorporating them within a rigid framework of graphene. Strong, specific ... full story
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The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

Dec. 18, 2014 The highest-resolution maps of the Greenland Ice Sheet are debuting. Starting with Worldview satellite imagery, The maps are already revealing previously unknown features on the ice ... full story
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Surprise Gene Finding on 'Back or Belly' Decision in Sea Anemones

Dec. 18, 2014 A gene that controls one of the earliest decisions in the life of an animal, where to place the back and the belly on the body, is identified in a sea anemone by ... full story
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Airline Pilots Can Be Exposed to Cockpit Radiation Similar to Tanning Beds

Dec. 17, 2014 Airline pilots can be exposed to the same amount of UV-A radiation as that from a tanning bed session because airplane windshields do not completely block UV-A radiation, according to research. ... full story
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Satellites Measure Increase of Sun's Energy Absorbed in the Arctic

Dec. 17, 2014 NASA satellite instruments have observed a marked increase in solar radiation absorbed in the Arctic since the year 2000 -- a trend that aligns with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during the ... full story
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Policy Action Urgently Needed to Protect Hawaii's Dolphins

Dec. 17, 2014 Tourism is increasing pressure on Hawaii's spinner dolphins. A new study shows that long-proposed federal regulations to limit daytime access to bays where the dolphins rest are greatly needed, ... full story
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Australia's Coastal Observation Network May Aid in Understanding of Extreme Ocean Events

Dec. 17, 2014 A network of nine reference sites off the Australian coast is providing the latest physical, chemical, and biological information to help scientists better understand Australia's coastal ... full story
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Short-Necked Triassic Marine Reptile Discovered in China

Dec. 17, 2014 A new species of short-necked marine reptile from the Triassic period has been discovered in ... full story
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Colorado River Delta Greener After Engineered Pulse of Water

Dec. 17, 2014 The engineered spring flood that brought water to previously dry reaches of the lower Colorado River and its delta resulted in greener vegetation, the germination of new vegetation along the river ... full story
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Ancient, Hydrogen-Rich Waters Deep Underground Around the World: Waters Could Support Isolated Life

Dec. 17, 2014 A team of scientists has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometers beneath Earth's surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia. Common in ... full story
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National Model of Restoration: Nine Mile Run

Dec. 17, 2014 A study by a hydrologist shows that one of the largest urban-stream restorations in the United States has led to the recovery of fish and, more importantly, a groundswell of local support. Nine Mile ... full story
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Ancient Earth May Have Made Its Own Water: Rock Circulating in Mantle Feeds World's Oceans Even Today, Evidence Suggests

Dec. 17, 2014 In a finding that meshes well with recent discoveries from the Rosetta mission, researchers have discovered a geochemical pathway by which Earth makes it own water through plate tectonics. This ... full story
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North Atlantic Signaled Ice Age Thaw 1,000 Years Before It Happened, Reveals New Research

Dec. 17, 2014 The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals – 1,000 years in advance - that the last Ice Age was going to end, scientists ... full story
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