polar regions

Massive valley found beneath Antarctica


July 27th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British researchers from CNN say that they have discovered a grand canyon beneath Antarctica. They say that they discovered a massive rift valley that is causing loss ... Read more...

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Antarctica to face more threats, warn researchers


July 15th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Urgent steps are required to protect the planet's last great wilderness Antarctica, which is likely to face more critical threats than ever before, an international team ... Read more...

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Arctic subjected to intense warm climate intervals


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Intense warm climate intervals - warmer than scientists thought possible - have occurred in the Arctic over the past 2.8 million years, reveals a research ... Read more...

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NASA to launch five rockets


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) NASA is scheduled to launch five rockets in just over five minutes Wednesday night as part of a study of the high-altitude jet stream, the US ... Read more...

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Surname can influence your career choice!


December 21st, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) A surname can influence one's career choices. Scientists are exploring a new theory on how people are drawn to professions based on their surnames. The concept ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice to melt by 2015: Expert


November 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) The Arctic Sea ice could completely melt away by mid 2015, destroying the habitat of polar bears and other endangered animals, says an expert.Peter Wadhams, professor ... Read more...

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China’s first icebreaker to be made by 2013


October 26th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 26 (IANS) The construction of China's first domestically manufactured research vessel and icebreaker will be completed by the end of 2013, an official said.Built with an investment of ... Read more...

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China plans expeditions to Arctic, Antarctic


September 28th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) China plans to conduct five research expeditions to Antarctic and another three to the Arctic region from 2011 to 2015, Xinhua reported.Researchers will focus on monitoring ... Read more...

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China to launch eight Antarctic, Arctic expeditions


September 25th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 25 (IANS) China plans to launch five Antarctic research expeditions and another three to the Arctic from 2011 to 2015, said an official Sunday.China will launch the 28th ... Read more...

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Researchers map how ice sheets shrank during Ice Age


February 13th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Researchers have mapped for the first time how the last British ice sheet shrank during the Ice Age. The maps record the pattern and speed of shrinkage of ... Read more...

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Dead Sea air filled with high levels of oxidized Mercury


November 30th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A group of scientists has recently discovered that the atmosphere over the Dead Sea is laden with oxidized mercury which is causing interesting effects in the air above ... Read more...

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New study explains formation of mysterious moon ‘bulge’


November 12th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bulge of elevated topography on the far side of the moon could be the result of tidal forces acting early in ... Read more...

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Global warming cuts available wind energy: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A climate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin has found that rising temperatures decrease wind speeds, making for less power bang for the wind turbine buck.The ... Read more...

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Biggest impact of warming is on life in the tropics


October 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): New research shows that even though the temperature increase has been smaller in the tropics, the impact of warming on life could be much greater there than in ... Read more...

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Regional cooperation needed to protect Himalayan glaciers: Jairam


October 5th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) India's Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh has stressed the need for regional cooperation for the protection of Himalayan glaciers, an official release said Tuesday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Trigger that sets off pulsating aurorae found


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the elusive trigger that sets off the most striking visual outbursts, known as pulsating aurorae or blinking lights around Earth's polar regions.Though typical auroras ... Read more...

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‘Knot’ in ribbon at solar system’s edge ‘unties’


October 1st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 01 (ANI): Maps produced by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has revealed that the unusual "knot" in the bright, narrow ribbon of neutral atoms emanating from the boundary between ... Read more...

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‘Ozone layer no longer vanishing’


September 21st, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) The ozone layer is no longer depleting and could recoup its strength by 2048, says a United Nations report. The phasing out of nearly 100 substances once used in ... Read more...

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Ozone layer ‘no longer disappearing, will return to full strength by 2048′


September 21st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): UN scientists have confirmed that the ozone layer is no longer disappearing and could be back to full strength by the middle of this century.The phasing out of ... Read more...

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Huge solar storm in 2012 could affect US for months


August 19th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has confirmed that they are expecting a huge solar storm in 2012 and there are reports that the after-effects of the devastating storm could ... Read more...

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Solar Tsunami From The Sun Likely To Hit Earth?


August 4th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar August 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The web is abuzz with the reports of a solar storm that is earth bound. The solar tsunami is a result of the mass ejection that ... Read more...

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Moon craters may be electrified


May 24th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Astronauts who would step on the moon in future will have to endure more than dust and frigid temperatures-the moon's electrified poles.According to an analysis, potentially hazardous electrical ... Read more...

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Putin to attend conference on the Arctic


March 17th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will attend the international Arctic Conference where the exploration and development of mineral resources, environmental protection and improving transport infrastructure in the ... Read more...

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CryoSat to investigate Earth’s ice cover


February 16th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 16 (ANI): Reports indicate that the European Space Agency (ESA) is about to launch CryoSat on February 25, which would be the most sophisticated satellite ever to investigate the Earth's ... Read more...

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Major toxic compounds detected on America’s highest mountain


December 8th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, December 8 (ANI): An international team of scientists has detected low concentrations of toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds known as Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in samples taken from America's highest mountain in the ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet rays among hazards of working in Antarctic


November 18th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Overexposure to ultraviolet rays is among the hazards of working in the harsh Antarctic environs, says a new study. The study by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and Australian ... Read more...

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New Insight On The Densest Planet-Mercury


November 6th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Nov. 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA's Mercury venture has given another insight to the scientists regarding the allegedly densest planet in our system. NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, which took its ... Read more...

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Monster supernovae may be causing Milky Way’s mysterious “haze”


October 28th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 28 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a load of monster supernovae may be causing a mysterious "haze" of radiation at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.In 2003, the Wilkinson ... Read more...

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Eutrophication of seas may have impact on genetic variation in algae


October 20th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): A research at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has shown that eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae.Eutrophication is an increase ... Read more...

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Newspapers and Internet make people more aware about climate change than TV


October 17th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that watching television has no significant impact on viewers' knowledge about the issue of climate change, compared to other forms of media like ... Read more...

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New laser technique may be used to detect microbial life forms in Martian ice


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Scientists have said that an innovative new laser technique could be used to detect microbial life forms in Martian ice.According to scientists, the technique, called L.I.F.E. imaging, used ... Read more...

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New evidence points towards water on Moon


September 19th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 19 (ANI): Two separate lunar missions have found evidence which indicates that the polar regions of the moon are chock full of water-altered minerals.According to a report in Nature News, ... Read more...

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Software programme helps combat jet lag


June 21st, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Those who travel frequently across several time zones no longer need suffer jet lag. Researchers have developed a software programme that prescribes a regimen for avoiding jet lag ... Read more...

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Scientists need to consider ways to reduce their own carbon footprints


June 9th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A researcher has said that scientists studying the impact of climate change on the Arctic need to consider ways to reduce their own carbon footprints.The statement has been ... Read more...

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Ozone hole caused increased growth in Antarctic sea ice


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new research has determined that increased growth in Antarctic sea ice during the past 30 years is a result of changing weather patterns caused by the ozone ... Read more...

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