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oceans

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Ocean XPrize reels in teams for acid tests

With sea life is in danger due to rising ocean acidification, the Wendy Schmidt Ocean XPrize kicks off with $2 million in prize money on the line for the best methods for measuring ocean pH levels.

By September 4, 2014

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A giant atlas of every living thing in the Southern Ocean

A team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.

By August 28, 2014

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$8M robo-submarine implodes deep under the ocean

The Nereus unmanned deep-sea vehicle is lost at sea after attempting a dramatic dive into an ocean trench.

By May 12, 2014

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NASA explains mysterious ocean lights seen by satellite

NASA cracks the mystery of a large group of lights seen off the coast of Argentina, far from any town.

By October 25, 2013

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X Prize crowdsources three contests tackling ocean health

As oceans become overfished, polluted, and warmer, the X Prize foundation is looking to the public to come up with ideas for three new challenges to pose to the world's top innovators.

By October 22, 2013

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Underwater Internet may be coming to an ocean near you

Researchers are developing a "deep-sea computing network" that could bring Wi-Fi access underwater to better detect tsunamis, collect data, and monitor offshore activity.

By October 15, 2013

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Liquid Robotics crowns PacX Challenge winner for ocean research

Beating out four fellow finalists, Tracy Villareal wins the PacX Challenge with a proposal to compare ocean data collected by satellites with data collected on the surface of the ocean.

By September 24, 2013

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Latest X Prize aims to measure acid in oceans

The $2 million challenge tasks competitors with accurately measuring ocean acidification, a step toward improving the health of our seas and inspiring new market-based uses of the oceans.

By September 9, 2013

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What put the brakes on global warming: The Pacific Ocean?

Sea-surface temperatures may explain why climate change is not warming the planet as fast.

By August 30, 2013

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'What If?': A terrific combination of the ridiculous and real

Learning how science and the world work is rarely is as much fun as in this book from Randall Munroe, the creator of the XKCD comic. It's good for kids and adults.

By September 2, 2014