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national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SpaceX getting ready for weather satellite launch

In addition to launching a weather station into space, the private space-exploration company will once again attempt to land the launch rocket on a barge.

By February 9, 2015