Earth monitoring allows scientists to observe our oceans and other bodies of water with laser precision. Nepal was hit by the strongest earthquake in the country’s history in 2015. With modern radar satellite technology, images from radar satellites were able to capture the impact of the quake – almost to the centimeter. This ever-evolving technology […]
“We began as wanderers, and we are wandering still” – Carl Sagan This short video takes an inspirational look at some of the first humans in space, and where we will go in the future.
Water in one part of the world can affect entire ecosystems in another. In the frigid ocean beneath Antarctica, how can a vast undersea waterfall, that is 500-times the size of Niagara Falls, lead to a giant feeding frenzy near the equator? This video explores the above question, and so much more.
Learn how you can participate in citizen science projects. Did you know snapping mountain-top photos of smog and listening for frog calls can help scientists? Get ideas for how you can participate in citizen science—projects in which volunteers and scientists work together to answer real-world questions and gather data. Read more here.
In describing the system of wires that comprises the Internet, Neal Stephenson once compared the earth to a computer motherboard. From telephone poles suspending bundles of cable to signs posted warning of buried fiber optic lines, we are surrounded by evidence that at a basic level, the Internet is really just a spaghetti-work of really […]
Learn about how climate change is impacting our oceans. Alliance for Climate Education educates young people on the science of climate change and empowers them to take action. Find out more at http://acespace.org.
Ocean thermal energy conversion, or OTEC, uses seawater to turn solar energy into electricity. It relies on the ocean’s thermal gradient – the temperature decline from the sun-warmed waters on the surface to the cold waters found at great depths. OTEC plants pipe in hot and cold seawater and run them through heat exchangers and […]
Is the ocean the real final frontier? Humans have a greater understanding of the surface of the moon than they do of the depths of our ocean. But what we know of the ocean proves it hosts a wealth of opportunity – connecting the world; supporting important and basic economic, cultural and environmental functions – […]