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A little ways away from the South Pole station, the Keck Array is shielded from interference reflected up from the ground behind a protective shroud. Searching for Inflation
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Monday August 01, 2016

Scientists working at the South Pole are trying to detect the imprints of gravitational waves from when the universe was only a tiny fraction (about one trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth) of a second old. But first, they have to finish clearing away the galactic dust obscuring their view.
Vickie Siegel and Josh Moor prepare the underwater autonomous vehicle ARTEMIS to dive under the ice. A Robotic Rehearsal for Interplanetary Exploration
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Monday July 11, 2016

It is no small undertaking to design and build a 25-foot-long underwater robot, launch it through a narrow hole drilled through 20 feet of sea ice, allow it to maneuver autonomously through several kilometers of Antarctic Ocean for hours at a time and program it to pilot itself back to within a few feet of where it started. The simple part is that it at least takes place on planet Earth.

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