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Satellite Detects Local Dips in Gravity Due to Ice Melting

Gravity maps of Antarctica and surrounding ocean have been improved thanks to higher resolution satellite measurements.

Data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica has caused changes in the Earth’s gravity field. The GOCE satellite measured the Earth’s gravity over the span of four years to better understand the […]


Hearing Affected by Sounds You Cannot Hear

Low frequency waves can cause just as much damage to human hearing as can loud, audible waves.

Researchers led by neurobiologist Markus Drexl at the Ludwig Maximilian University have found evidence that inaudible sounds could cause hearing loss. While many people know that exposure to loud, audible sounds for long periods of time can cause hearing damage, previously, research had yet to show evidence that inaudible sounds […]


New Study Reveals: “Why Wet Feels Wet”

While many take the ability to feel "wetness" for granted, the exact mechanism by which humans feel moisture remains a mystery.

Whether it’s the sticky, sweaty feeling of a humid day, or the feeling of stepping in puddle on a cold day, the sensation of wetness is very distinct. On October 1st, the Journal of Neurophysiology released an article that examined how animals detect wetness.  Until now, the underlying process was […]


U.K. Launches Space Weather Center

An image of a solar flare, one of the events the space weather center will be forecasting.

The United Kingdom officially opened its first space weather forecasting center last week. The weather forecasting center, officially named the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre, is based in the organization’s headquarters in Exeter. Funding for the center was announced late last year (1). Since May of this year, the […]


Man on the Moon Not Caused by Crater Impact

New analysis reveals that the largest plain on the moon, previously thought to be a result of a large crater impact, was a result of the geological activity within the Moon’s crust.

New analysis reveals that the largest plain on the nearside of the moon, known as the Oceanus Procellarum, was not shaped by a giant impact crater, as many scientists believed, but rather by geological activity within the moon crust. In a study published in Nature on October 1st, researchers analyzed […]


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