Distant Neutrinos Detected Below Antarctic Ice

IceCube's Antarctic lab in Antarctica

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory near the South Pole, in Antarctica, has begun to detect neutrinos, nearly invisible particles of very high energy.


By |Sep 1, 2015|Categories: Physics|Tags: , , |

New detailed view of Antarctica’s Ocean currents

Antarctica's Ocean currents from the Lab's MPAS-Ocean Model

This visualization from the Lab’s MPAS-Ocean Model, shows in high-resolution the ocean currents and eddies in a global ocean simulation with the Antarctic in the center.


By |May 18, 2015|Categories: Technology news|Tags: , , |

Creatures on the Antarctic seabed

Creature on the Antarctic seabed

Watch the footage from the Ross Ice Shelf area, with creatures on the Antarctic seabed, seen for the first time.   Take a look at the video…


By |Apr 6, 2015|Categories: Discoveries|Tags: , , |

Beautiful Antarctic Icebergs and ice

Ghostly iceberg near Bandits hut

Beautiful images of icebergs and ice from the Antarctic continent, a land mass covered with ice up to 4 km thick.  Ghostly iceberg near Bandits hut (Photo: Nichol H)


By |Jan 20, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

Antarctic Port for Research and Tourism

Antarctic Port (14)

A futuristic Antarctic Port for research and tourism, a multi-functional hub for transport and accommodation designed by architecture student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.


By |Oct 1, 2014|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , |

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 |Jun 5, 2014|Categories: Vehicles|Tags: , , |

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 |Jun 4, 2014|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , |

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: , , , |

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: , , |

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 |Apr 28, 2014|Categories: Boats|Tags: , , |