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Greenland's current loss of ice mass

The Greenland ice sheet continues to lose mass and thus contributes at about 0.7 millimeters per year to the currently observed sea level change of about 3 mm per year. This trend increases each year by a further 0.07 millimeters ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Astronaut tests SAFER backpack

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronaut Mark Lee tests the new backpack called Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), a system designed for use in the event a crew member becomes untethered while conducting an EVA.

dateDec 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Engineers turn noise into vision

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique for revealing images of hidden objects may one day allow pilots to peer through fog and doctors to see more precisely into the human body without surgery.

dateApr 01, 2010 in Optics & Photonics
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Smarter cars are gaining traction (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lives can depend on a vehicle's moment-by-moment traction. New European technology promises to make cars as good as experienced, alert drivers at sensing and adjusting to wet, snowy or icy ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Engineering
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Measuring distances in microseconds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Standard laser devices are fast enough for measuring the size of a room, but they need to be faster for outdoor mobile applications. Researchers have brought these scanners up to speed -- ...

dateNov 05, 2009 in Engineering
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