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Bacterial chats limit carbon absorption by sea


October 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Bacterial chats could significantly impact our climate by limiting the quantity of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas from the air.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sea levels might rise or fall if warming continues


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Sea levels might rise or fall if the trend of more recent warming continues unabated, as in the past, during a period known as the Last ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How heat is transported to Greenland glaciers


March 29th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how heat is transported to Greenland glaciers.Warmer air is only part of the story when it comes to Greenland's rapidly melting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans


October 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): New studies on the ordinary squid are providing clues about the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing.T. Aran Mooney, a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Altantic home to widespread floating plastic debris


August 22nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) An expanse of the western North Atlantic Ocean has become home to high concentrations of floating plastic debris. More than 64,000 plastic pieces were collected at 6,100 locations that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How climate change and pollution affect ocean chemistry


June 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have evaluated the total impact of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world's oceans.The study, led by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How deep is the ocean?


May 19th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): For the romantics, love is as deep as the ocean. And now, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have actually tried to quantify the age-old query- ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The three factors that made Haiti quake ‘worst-case scenario’


January 15th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 15 (ANI): A quake expert at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has said that while the 7.0 magnitude Haiti earthquake was "large but not huge," there were three factors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon dioxide emission rate has more than tripled this decade


November 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) The annual carbon dioxide emission rate has more than tripled this decade, compared to the nineties, according to an international consortium of scientists. The emissions increased at a rate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

CO2 emissions from fossil fuels has more than tripled in this decade


November 25th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In a new report, an international consortium of scientists have painted a bleak picture of the Earth's future, by revealing that the annual rate of increase in carbon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New website gives tips on how to prepare for and survive a tsunami


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): Scientists and Web developers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have created a new educational Web site with crucial tips on how to prepare for and survive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robo submarine all set to dive deep into Pacific Ocean


May 7th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): A robotic submarine is undergoing final preparations to dive to the deepest-known part of the oceans.According to a report by BBC News, if successful, Nereus, the robotic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming, bacteria threaten coral health


January 20th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Yellow band disease (YBD)a bacterial infection that sickens coral colonies is apparently getting worse with global warming, say researchers, who have now identified the bacteria responsible for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robot vehicle surveys deep sea off Pacific Northwest


August 14th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A newly developed robotic vehicle has successfully completed its first scientific mission by surveying deep sea off the Pacific Northwest.Developed by a team of scientists and engineers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Seafloor bacteria feed on Earths oceanic crust


May 29th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A new study has determined that seafloor bacteria on ocean-bottom rocks appear to feed on the planets oceanic crust.The study was carried out by scientists from the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Greenlands natural plumbing system accelerates ice sheet movement


April 18th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the Greenland ice sheet has a plumbing system, where meltwater can penetrate thick, cold ice and accelerate some of the large-scale summer movements ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New marine instrument can detect harmful algae in coastal waters


April 13th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Researchers and coastal managers detected a bloom of harmful marine algae in the Gulf of Mexico using an underwater microscope, which helped to prevent human consumption of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New research to discern environmental effects of nanotube production


April 9th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is studying how harmful the process of making nanotubes can be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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