Antarctic

Polar Snow Crawler 1930s inspired

Polar Snow Crawler

This futuristic Polar Snow Crawler giant, inspired by the one-of-a-kind Antarctic Snow Cruiser constructed back in the 1930s.

By |June 5, 2014|Categories: Vehicles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Antarctopia- the Antarctic Pavilion

The Antarctic Pavilion

Antarctopia, Antarctica‘s first pavilion for Venice Biennial 2014, by Zaha Hadid and Leading Architects Design.    Image credit Alexy Kozyr.

By |June 4, 2014|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Antarctic ice losses have Doubled in less than a decade

ESA’s CryoSat satellite

Antarctic ice losses have Doubled in less than a decade. Losses from Antarctica alone are 159 billion tonnes of ice melting each year.    CryoSat-2 satellite. ESA

By |May 21, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse is unstoppable

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse

According to new studies the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet is unstoppable, it is occurring faster than predicted and has ‘passed the point of no return.’    Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.  Image © NASA

By |May 14, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A huge research ship will explore Polar regions

Huge research ship

A £200 million research ship, a huge floating laboratory, will explore the oceans and climate of the Arctic and Antarctic.

By |April 28, 2014|Categories: Boats|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Researchers have discovered a giant trench, deeper than the Grand Canyon, buried beneath the Antarctic ice.    Newcastle University

By |January 16, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship completed

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship

The 52 passangers from the Akademik Shokalskiy, the ship that had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days, have now been rescued.   Image © Andrew Peacock

By |January 3, 2014|Categories: Aquatic, Boats|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why Penguins move like cars in traffic?

Why Penguins move like cars in traffic

During the period of the Antarctic winter, in order to survive the frigid conditions, the male penguins huddle together in large groups and they move like cars in traffic.    Watch the video…

By |December 18, 2013|Categories: Animals|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Ozone hole is not yet in recovery

Ozone hole is not yet in recovery 1

The Antarctic ozone hole has stabilized but has not begun to recover, twenty years after Montreal Protocol limited emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals.

By |December 17, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena, Technology news|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stellar Axis aligns 99 spheres to stars in the Antarctic sky

Stellar Axis aligns 99 spheres to stars in the Antarctic sky (5)

The global installation ‘Stellar Axis’ aligns 99 blue spheres to stars in the Antarctic sky, near the South pole, by California-based artist Lita Albuquerque.

By |December 8, 2013|Categories: Modern Art|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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