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Podcast: Fuels
Features / Operations
Wednesday September 18, 2019

In Antarctica, scientists conduct cutting edge research on a harsh and barren continent. It's no easy task, but to help make it happen the U.S. Antarctic Program employs small army of support...

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Plasma Patch Atlas
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Wednesday September 04, 2019

High above the surface of the Earth, flow giant, invisible clouds of charged gas that can degrade radio transmissions, disrupt GPS Signals and play havoc with other communications and navigation systems. But...

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The Flight of X-Calibur
Science / Space and Atmospheric Physics
Tuesday July 23, 2019

Antarctica can be a double-edged sword for astronomers: conditions there are some of the best in the world for observing the heavens, but the harshness of the place can be hard on...

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Listening to Rock Music
Science / Earth
Monday July 08, 2019

Rocks are cracking up all over Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys. Though it may take hundreds of thousands, or even millions of years, the slow but inevitable processes of weathering eventually reduce all...

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Digging For Fishies
Science / Earth
Monday June 17, 2019

The mountains of Antarctica may seem an unlikely place to find fish, but they were exactly what a team of paleontologists working along the edge of the Polar Plateau last winter were...

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Hacking Science with Microscopic Photography
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Monday June 03, 2019

Ariel Waldman is a true renaissance woman. As an artist, author, innovation advisor, and scientist (often all at the same time) she built a career fueled by her passion for making science...

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Operator Thor Lossen looks back as he drives his tractor away from the staging area and begins the 1,000-mile journey to the South Pole. Podcast: The South Pole Traverse
Features / Operations
Monday May 20, 2019

In Antarctica, scientists conduct cutting edge research on a harsh and barren continent. It's no easy task, but to help make it happen, the U.S. Antarctic Program employs small army of support staff to get these researchers the supplies they need, transport them to where they need to go and keep them safe throughout.
Andy Mullen lowers the remote vehicle Icefin through a hole in the sea ice. It's tethered by more than a kilometer of reinforced data cabling, which carries information to and from the vehicle. Icefin Tests the Waters
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Tuesday May 07, 2019

Navigating a robot through the frozen ocean's frigid waters was all in a day's work for the RISE UP science team. From their makeshift mission control in a small fish hut, the researchers maneuvered their underwater vehicle through the seawater below.
With SkyTEM slung underneath, a Bell 212 helicopter flies past the Discovery historic hut on Hut Point Peninsula. The Dry Valleys' Briny Deep
Science / Earth
Monday April 22, 2019

Hunting for groundwater has come a long way from divining rods in the days of yore. This past austral summer, scientists in Antarctica used a sophisticated and highly sensitive instrument to look for water in one of the continent's driest regions.

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