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Underwater robot reveals the mysteries of Antarctic ice

An underwater robot has been used to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

By November 24, 2014


Antarctic research robot accidentally discovers upside-down ice-dwelling anemone

A research robot deployed for its first ever routine test run discovered a new species of anemone growing upside down in the Antarctic ice.

By January 19, 2014


Drone flies through whales' spouts to sample their breath

Getting a breath sample from a whale isn't the easiest task in the world. But with the help of a hexacopter, scientists are getting the job done.

By August 5, 2015


Antarctic glacier calves 280-square-mile iceberg (pictures)

Shrinking at a rate of 300 feet each year, the Pine Island Glacier alone is responsible for an incredible 7 percent of the world’s recent sea level rise.

6 Images By July 11, 2013


Penguin parenting secret: Adult poop benefits the babies

Behold the power of poop! Penguins can melt an entire sheet of ice with the stinky stuff, researchers discover. Don't worry, it's for a good cause.

By May 4, 2015


Live-streaming from the bottom of the Caribbean Sea

Watch: Miles below the surface, a remote-controlled sub is sending live video of its mission, complete with jellyfish cameos.

By April 13, 2015


Icefin robot: Today, exploring Antarctica's depths. Tomorrow, Jupiter's moon?

As part of a NASA-funded program, a needle-like robotic vehicle is plunging the icy depths at our planet's poles. Jupiter's moon Europa could be next.

By April 3, 2015


'Orbis Spike' in 1610 marks humanity's first major impact on planet Earth

Humans are as "Earth-changing as a meteor strike," says a researcher who has proposed a new start date for the so-called Anthropocene, or "human epoch."

By March 12, 2015


Awesome Antarctic research station can crawl out of the snow

Hydraulic legs and ski feet elevate the new Halley VI Antarctic research station above the ongoing accumulation of snow that has overcome so many other research stations before it.

By February 11, 2013


Why NASA looks to Europa to find the building blocks of life

NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter's moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice -- and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there.

By November 29, 2014