Google and the Catlin Seaview Survey have begun capturing underwater imagery and landscapes. Images of the Great Barrier Reef, Philippines and Hawaii are viewable on Google Maps. The project will help scientists monitor the effects of climate change on reefs and hopefully expand into other areas of marine research. The Interactive Panorama Google Street View, […]
It could be the ultimate test of human endurance: Three British explorers are risking their lives in subzero temperatures to measure the melting Arctic ice cap. The team is on a three-month, 621-mile (1,000-kilometer) hike to their final destination at the North Pole. Along the way, taking precise measurements to determine exactly how fast the ice cap is disappearing.