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A Roadmap for Creating Space Ecosystems

A Roadmap for Creating Space Ecosystems

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 24, 2019

– I mentioned that there is a roadmap. A roadmap to create space ecosystems where there is none. And so, we’re looking at doing this here, and potentially doing it in other countries so that collectively, it becomes a global space economy. And we start that with several elements. So for one, capacity building is […]

The Deforestation of the Amazon (A Time Lapse)

The Deforestation of the Amazon (A Time Lapse)

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 21, 2019

Something bad is happening now today AA

The Curious Life of a Mars Rover | Nat Geo Live

The Curious Life of a Mars Rover | Nat Geo Live

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 21, 2019

( intro music ) ( applause ) Kobie Boykins: Tonight what we are going to try to do… we are going to take an exploration, an exploration of the planet surface of Mars. And we are going to look at that planet through the eyes of Rovers. And the first Rovers we’re going to talk […]

NASA ScienceCasts: Shining Laser Light on Earth’s Forests

NASA ScienceCasts: Shining Laser Light on Earth’s Forests

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 19, 2019

[ MUSIC ] Shining Laser Light on Earth’s Forests – Presented by [email protected] The International Space Station (ISS) is sporting a new ‘light fixture.’ The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) will beam down laser light on Earth from the orbiting laboratory to reveal more about our environment and how it is changing. NASA’s GEDI sends […]

Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim

Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte and the crew of Seeker are on a mission to bring attention to changing ocean ecosystems. But along the way, Ben’s internal ecosystem will change too, presenting scientists with a unique opportunity to show just how much our environment affects the millions of microbes swimming within us. JARRAD: The human microbiome […]

Are We Losing the Night Sky?

Are We Losing the Night Sky?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

Hey smart people, Joe here. For pretty much all of human history, this has meant the end of our day. Sure, we harnessed fire, and some artificial light, but we are not natural creatures of the night. But now we’re able to be part of the night like never before in human history. All thanks […]

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

(electronic music) – [Narrator] So this, believe it or not, is Silicon Valley. That’s Facebook’s headquarters there, like 15 hundred feet away, but a lot of the valley looks like this, marshland and empty wasteland. But there’s actually this big messy story happening right here in the middle of nowhere. It’s a story about humans […]

Episode 16: Ocean-Atmosphere Understanding

Episode 16: Ocean-Atmosphere Understanding

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 13, 2019

There’s phytoplankton in the ocean, which are microorganisms in the ocean and they give off oxygen. OCI is capturing the full spectrum, from the ultraviolet visible hyperspectral wavelengths to a shortwave infrared, and all of that is to differentiate the different species of phytoplankton. Science that PACE will be producing is going to be amazing, […]

Can Planes Ever Be Environmentally Friendly?

Can Planes Ever Be Environmentally Friendly?

By Micah Moen 99 Comments August 9, 2019

There are a number of ways to improve the efficiency of aircraft: Shape, fuel, engine efficiency, even the material the airplane is made of. One study from 2004 looked at shaping wings more like humpback whale flippers — complete with weird bumps — makes them more efficient, creates more lift and less drag than sleeker […]

NASA’s Earth Minute: My Name is Aerosol

NASA’s Earth Minute: My Name is Aerosol

By Micah Moen 6 Comments August 6, 2019

This is an aerosol particle. In real life, you could barely see it. It’s just a little speck suspended in the atmosphere anywhere from a few days to several years. It could be dust from a desert. Or salt from ocean spray. It could have been blasted out of a volcano. Or created during a […]