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Climate change scientist died after falling into a crevasse

A renowned Swiss-American climate change scientist died after falling into a crevasse while conducting ice research in Greenland, authorities and reports said Wednesday. Konrad Steffen, director of the Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape (WSL), was working near Ilulissat on Saturday when he was reported missing, police said. A rescue operation was initiated but was eventually abandoned without …

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NASA shows the most amazing images of Mars you can download

NASA has spent years investigating Mars up close and personally with its various rovers and spacecraft, the latest of which includes the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). This spacecraft orbits Mars, using onboard cameras to take images of the Red Planet below. This has produced a huge number of images, some of which are so strikingly beautiful that they look like …

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New dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in England

Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of theropod dinosaur, making it a close relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. A group of researchers said they have recently discovered rare bones in the UK that appear to be related to the iconic species. Paleontologists from the University of Southampton said they recently analyzed four bones on the Isle …

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Mysterious blue swirling flame – consuming all the fuel it encounters – revealed by new research

Of American Association for the Advancement of Science 12 August 2020 A recently discovered soot-free flame called a blue vortex – which consumes all the fuel it encounters – actually consists of three different flame structures that swirl together in an otherworldly blue ring, according to the first study to identify how these unique flames form. . By revealing the …

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NASA launched laser beams on the Moon: for the first time they received a return signal

Artist rendering of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Dozens of times in the last decade NASA Scientists fired laser beams at a pocket-sized novel-sized reflector about 240,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth. They announced today, in collaboration with their French colleagues, that they have received the return signal for the first time, an encouraging result …

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Russell Kirsch, inventor of the pixel, dies in Oregon at the age of 91

Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died on August 11 at his Portland home at the age of 91. Born in Manhattan in 1929, Kirsch was the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia and Hungary. Educated at Bronx High School of Science, New York University, Harvard, and MIT, Kirsch …

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The Milky Way-like galaxy found in deep space puzzles astronomers

SPT0418-47 is gravitationally projected from another galaxy, which gives our telescopes an evil eye of Sauron look. ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO) / Rizzo et al. Twelve billion years ago, when all the space it was just a newborn universe, a young galaxy reminiscent of the Milky Way was coming to life deep in the cosmos. Astronomers have often …

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Konrad “Koni” Steffen, renowned climate scientist, dies in an accident on the Greenland ice sheet when he falls into the crevasse

The climate scientific community mourns the loss of Konrad Steffen, a pioneering climate scientist and glaciologist. Koni, as his friends and colleagues were known, apparently died Saturday in a deep opening in the ice called a crevasse while researching western Greenland. Konrad “Koni” Steffen, one of the leading climate scientists who documented the melting of ice caps, at the Swiss …

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Global warming could release carbon from tropical soil

Humble dirt could have an unexpected climate impact, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. An experiment that heated the soil beneath a tropical rainforest to mimic predicted temperatures over the next few decades found that warmer soils released 55 percent more planet-warming carbon dioxide than nearby unarmed areas. If the results applied to all of …

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