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Taking a 360-degree view of water

12 August 2013

Escaping from the ocean, then surfing on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to Earth, water is on a journey. NASA's new short film "Water Falls" invites the public along for the ride as scientists follow water around the globe - on a globe.

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Microsatellites: What big eyes they have

10 August 2013

People already worried about the candid cameras on Google Glass and low-flying drones can add a new potential snooper to the list: cameras on inexpensive, low-orbiting microsatellites that will soon be sending back frequent, low-cost snapshots of most of Earth's populated regions from space.

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2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record globally

06 August 2013

Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online 06 August by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

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Fishing space debris from orbit

31 July 2013

Millions of pieces of space debris are orbiting Earth dating back to Sputnik-1 in 1957. Could we use fishing nets, harpoons and sails to reel them in?

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Citizen scientists rival experts in analysing land-cover data

31 July 2013

Data gathered and analysed by non-experts can rival the quality of data from experts, shows a new IIASA study of crowdsourced data from its Geo-Wiki project.

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