In this episode we explore an iPad app that makes learning weather fun.
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
A look at the daily dance to deploy Alvin into the ocean
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and partner organizations launched a major field project across the northern Front Range of Colorado to track the origins of summertime ozone, an invisible but harmful pollutant.
Scientist Jeff Weber shares his vast knowledge about summertime weather
NSF-funded WISSARD team discovers microbial life in Antarctic subglacial Lake Whillans
Scientists study how thunderstorms interact with pollutants in the atmosphere
Michael Heithaus studies how tiger sharks affect one particular ecosystem--Shark Bay, Australia
An engineer's research to understand how bacteria and antibiotics interact in the environment may one day help reduce the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the public
An international team of 12 leading plant biologists say their discoveries could have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population.
We live inside Earth's "global electric circuit," sharing our atmosphere with sprites, elves, blue jets, and other electric phenomena.
Matias Kirst, an associate professor in quantitative genetics at the University of Florida, explains how researchers study tree genetics to identify species best suited for forest plantations and those able to adapt to climate change.
"Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis" lives up to its name - new catalysts yield much more from carbon sources
Alvin turns 50, and we want you to help us celebrate
California berry growers and mathematicians team up for water conservation, and more
A team of scientists seeks to provide online access to a wealth of information on environmental radiation levels to help demystify an often misunderstood subject.
Martha Monroe, a professor and extension specialist at the University of Florida, talks about her career in environmental education and learning about and providing tools for educators to successfully engage and teach students.
Airborne and satellite observations of West Antarctic topography and glacier flow speeds are combined with a computer model simulating ocean-driven glacier melting to show that the ice sheet's collapse is already underway.
Conservation Biologist Steve Goodman has been working in Madagascar for more than 22 years, enjoy one of his stories from the field
In this week's episode we discover secrets in buried soils. We learn how elephant seals protect their organs when diving. We learn about Amulet- the future in wearable technology and finally we explore the fast-moving Thwaites glacier in Antarctica.