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Posted 07 September 2015

Sampling methane and CO2 in the South Atlantic using UAVs

Dr Rick Thomas is part of a team of scientists and engineers who have successfully sampled methane and CO2 gases in the remote South Atlantic with the aid of an autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) octocopter.

Posted 26 August 2015

The Conversation: How a wobbly axis helped our planet escape 'snowball Earth

The idea of a deep-frozen world, "snowball Earth", has captured the imagination since first proposed in the 1990s. On several occasions in history, long before animals evolved, apparently synchronous ice sheets existed on all the continents. However, much like falling into a crevasse on a glacier, it's easy enough to enter such an ice age, but very difficult to escape.

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