2008 Tawani Antarcitc Expedition Video

submitted by: Edeker
In November 2008, an international team of distinguished scientists, educators and explorers embarked on a six week expedition to Antarctica. Their primary mission was to study the icy ecosystems of the Schirmacher Oasis and the perennially ice-covered Lake Untersee. In this exceptionally hostile environment, the team hoped to find a new species of "extremophile" - a hardy life form that exists and flourishes in conditions inhospitable to most known organisms. These discoveries could...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Shawn Wright

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TIR spectroscopy of shocked Deccan basalt: Implications for Mars and Martian meteorites: Shawn Wright, Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico - Hundreds of thousands of impact craters dominate the surfaces of the Moon, Mercury, and Mars. There exists much geomorphic and spectral evidence for basalt on those surfaces, so basaltic target rocks are most likely common. However, little work has been done on the thermal infrared (TIR)...

Brain Makeover

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The Science Cheerleader, Physics Professor James Trefil of George Mason University, and the Philadelphia 76ers want you to give it up for the key concepts in science that will help you be a “scientific literate,” pain-free! (Pssst: Only 7% of the adult American population are science literate*, and that includes all the scientists and engineers. (*Why Science?, Teachers College Press, 11/1/97.) To start your Brain Makeover, click on any one of Trefil's 18 Big Ideas to watch a 76er...

Scale objects and groups containing text

submitted by: jllebrun

To resize a group of object that includes text, first the group has to be converted into an image or text needs to be resized separately from the image.It is possible to reduce the effect of vertical or horizontal resizing on legibility by choosing an appropriate font type.

San Diego Science Festival -- Lunch with a Laureate -- Dr. Mario Molina

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Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Molina has a conversation with students of Lincoln High School

Carbonated Oceans

An overload of carbon dioxide is acidifying seawater, posing a subtle but profound threat to marine invertebrates.