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national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa)


Storm-tracking NOAA satellite system gets a technology boost

The Joint Polar Satellite System is getting $185 million worth of updates and upgrades that will support the system's complete technological refresh.

By February 28, 2014


What happens when a giant hole opens on the sun?

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has photographed a massive coronal hole gaping across the face of the sun. Here's what it means.

By October 18, 2015


Triple trouble: Satellite sees three hurricanes in the Pacific

A weather satellite looked down on the Pacific over the weekend and caught sight of three separate major hurricanes.

By August 31, 2015


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


Your next sunscreen...courtesy of fish slime?

Researchers have figured out a way to harness the power of the oceans to create a sunscreen that could be more friendly to the reefs that grow there. And humans too.

By July 31, 2015


NASA's new million-mile view of Earth is a stunner

A faraway satellite turns its eyes back to its home planet to catch a fresh photo of our Blue Marble suspended against the darkness of space.

By July 20, 2015


Unbelievably rare (and kind of cute) 'pocket shark' discovered

A researcher from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds a most unusual shark in a most unusual place.

By April 24, 2015


Hack exposes personal data of 4 million federal workers

The FBI says it's probing a data breach at the US agency responsible for conducting security clearance background checks.

By June 4, 2015


Unique veins make car-tire-sized opah the world's first warm-blooded fish

The opah fish is able to keep its body warmer than its surroundings, which grants it some special powers over its cold-blooded compadres.

By May 15, 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