This is the Longest Sailable Straight Line Path on Earth

In 2012, reddit user kepleronlyknows posted a map claiming to show the longest straight line a vessel could theoretically sail on earth without hitting land. The map showed a route from Pakistan, through the Mozambique Channel, around the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, and north through the Pacific to eastern Russia.The user provided no details about how he came to … [Read more...]

Scientists Study Antarctic Glacier, Hoping to Crack Sea Level Risks

OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) - Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels. The five-year research, involving 100 scientists, would be the two nations' biggest joint scientific project in Antarctica since the 1940s. Ice is … [Read more...]

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This acceleration, driven mainly by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100 … [Read more...]

Scientists Discover Bow Waves In Space

In August 2017 the "Great American Eclipse" crossed the Pacific Ocean and the continental United States. Most Americans witnessed a spectacular view but MIT a few scientists witnessed much more.  MIT researchers found that the moon's shadow created long-predicted ionospheric bow waves during the August eclipse. Researchers at MIT's Haystack Observatory … [Read more...]

Arctic Sea Ice May Be Declining Faster Than Expected -Study

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements, a new study from the University of Calgary said on Tuesday. The report from the Canadian university's Cryosphere Climate Research Group published in the academic journal Geophysical Research … [Read more...]