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Algae and Jellyfishes attack on nuclear power plants could increase

Nuclear power plants increasingly face a new enemy: the humble jellyfish.

These aquatic animals—and algae and other plants—get caught in and block the cooling water intake pipes of nuclear power plants, preventing nuclear Continue reading Algae and Jellyfishes attack on nuclear power plants could increase

Where did the green ‘alien eggs’ come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (unidentified floating objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach

Visitors from outer space or a natural phenomena? Surfers and early morning walkers were stunned to find thousands of ‘alien eggs’ on a Sydney beach this weekend. Continue reading Where did the green ‘alien eggs’ come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (unidentified floating objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach

Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach

Some things go swimmingly with a summer trip to the beach – sunscreen, mystery novels, cold beverages and sandcastles. Other things – like aquatic algae – are best avoided. The Landsat 8 satellite is helping researchers
spot these organisms from space, gathering information that could direct beachgoers away from contaminated bays and beaches… Continue reading Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach