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Oceans in a new light

9/28/2023 by Param Bhatia

By An optical sensor smaller than a postage stamp could help coastal communities monitor some of the world’s largest marine protected areas. On a warm day this spring, an airplane carrying Stanford experimental physicist Halleh Balch touched down on the island nation of Palau in the Western Pacific as a brewing… SEE MORE

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Cold-Weather Seamanship

9/27/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Nine tips for by wallpaperflarewallpaperflareWa. The weather may have cooled, but the passion to continue boating burns bright for many. Once fall sets in for good, the skies get bluer, the air gets crisper, and the crowds get thinner. Use these tips to maintain personal safety and convenience… SEE MORE

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The Sky This Week: Under the Full "Harvest" Moon on Sept. 29

9/27/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

By the Geoff Chester, U.S. Naval Observatory. The Moon starts the week in the company of Saturn, then moves eastward along the ecliptic through the dim autumnal constellations.  Full Moon occurs on the 29th at 5:58 am Eastern Daylight Time.  Look for Luna just above the bright glow of Jupiter… SEE MORE

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Why Does This Sea Glow in the Dark?

9/26/2023 by Param Bhatia

By From Aristotle to Darwin, humankind’s efforts to understand bioluminescence span thousands of years. It is one of the oldest fields of scientific study, and researchers today know a great deal about how it works, but mysteries remain. In this episode of Untold Earth we get in the water… SEE MORE