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Scientists Take First-Ever Penguin Census — from Space

2 years agoNews : NewsFeed

Forget seeing the Great Wall of China from space. (It isn’t actually visible using only the naked eye, anyway.) Scientists have taken what is being called the “first-ever penguin census” using satellite technology. Using photos from 2009, scientists examined several images taken by privately-owned satellites in space to tally the number of emperor penguins in the [...]
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[Damn Cool Dept.] Earth caught flaunting her gravity – we have the video!

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (3 years ago)

As we use technology more and more to study those parts of our world that we can’t see with our eyes we get to see some pretty incredible things, much like this video from the European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite. The satellite ha... Read Post

UBC researchers use Google Earth to verify Mediterranean fish farming data

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

The Great Wall of China is not the only thing you can see from space. Fish farming cages are clearly visible through Google Earth's satellite images and University of British Columbia researchers have used them to estimate the amoun... Read Post

Scientists Count 600K Penguins From Space

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (2 years ago)

It's a pretty nifty science story to begin with: Scientists used a new technique to conduct what National Geographic calls the "first-ever penguin census from space." They pored over satellite images of Antarctica with resolution sh... Read Post


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