Plasma Patch Atlas
Hacking Science with Microscopic Photography
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.
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.
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.