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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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UBC researchers use Google Earth to verify Mediterranean fish farming data

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 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

New technology illuminates colder objects in deep space: New material offers more stable infrared detection

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 days ago)

Too cool and faint, many objects in the universe are impossible to detect with visible light. Now scientists have refined a new technology that could make these colder objects more visible, paving the way for enhanced exploration of... 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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