Planet Earth stories
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- 1. Keeping satellites in the sky
As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Ingrid Cnossen talks about the beauty of flexible working and how understanding the weather can help to keep satellites in orbit.
- 2. New technology models cities' air quality in under 10 minutes
Dr Nicola Masey has found that a new system can accurately model air quality in large cities like London in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.
- 3. Sea robots show Arctic climate change
Underwater robots have uncovered new evidence about life in the Arctic and, for the first time, revealed the moment the region's marine ecosystem springs into life after the dark winter season.
- 4. Building an offshore wind farm
Mapping the seabed off the northeast coast of the UK to help find the best site for future offshore wind energy developments.
- 5. Painting underwater pictures with sound
Silent marine robots that record sounds underwater are allowing researchers at the University of East Anglia to listen to the oceans as never before.
- 6. Helping species on the move
Meet the software for working out where species will thrive in future, as global warming pushes them north seeking cooler places and key habitat is lost.
- 7. Good pointers
When you open up the mapping app on your smartphone, a little blue dot appears showing where you are. Out one side, a little shadow shows which way you're facing. Type in your destination and it leads the way. It knows if you pause and it knows when to tell you to turn.
- 8. X-rays of Scotland's seabed reveal how Ice Age ended
Scientists have X-rayed sediment cores taken from the seabed around the coast of North West Scotland and Shetland to solve the mystery of what happened to Scotland's ice sheet at the end of the Ice Age.
- 9. Flash Flood! - Environmental science in virtual reality
If you came to last October's Into the blue science showcase in Manchester you may have been offered the chance to immerse yourself in a dangerous virtual river valley, with the game Flash Flood!
- 10. Revealing the UK's hidden depths
Underneath the Earth's surface lies a wealth of resources. But will the way we currently use them give us problems in the future? Dr Ciaran Beggan, Dr Andrew Barkwith and Dr Caroline Graham at the British Geological Survey (BGS) explain why we need a clearer picture.
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