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Scientists Take First-Ever Penguin Census — from Space

3 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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Captured by Nasa space satellite: Thick blanket of pollution covering much of China

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

An image showing the shocking extent of pollution in China has been released by the space agency Nasa. The image was taken on January 10 and captures a haze taking over most of the North China Plain. Visibility on the day was down t... 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 (3 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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