News tagged with delta

Dutch create world's largest man-made wave

In a country where most people live below sea level, studying the oceans is a matter of survival. Now Dutch scientists have created the world's biggest man-made wave in a bid to prepare for the worst.

dateOct 05, 2015 in Engineering
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Predicting the shape of river deltas

The Mississippi River delta is a rich ecosystem of barrier islands, estuaries, and wetlands that's home to a diverse mix of wildlife—as well as more than 2 million people. Over the past few decades, the shape of the delta ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Delta Cephei's hidden companion

To measure distances in the universe, astronomers use cepheids, a family of variable stars whose luminosity varies with time. Their role as distance calibrators has brought them attention from researchers for more than a ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Astronomy
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Unusual Delta algae bloom worries researchers

On a sunny August afternoon, a team of federal researchers cut a circuitous path through the heart of California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta doing real-time monitoring of water quality. Again and again, they made the same ...

dateSep 07, 2015 in Environment
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