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Who Wants a Driver's License?

In the last post I presented results from my poll on the importance of cars to your everyday life. The results suggest, simply put, that its importance is sliding downwards.

May 16, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Crab Moves in Under Chrysler Building; Refuses to Budge

Crab Moves in Under Chrysler Building; Refuses to Budge

Japanese artist Aki Inomata created a series of 3D-printed hermit crab homes after learning that the land under the French Embassy in Tokyo changed from being French to being Japanese in 2009 and would subsequently change back in 2059.

September 21, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part II)

Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part II)

We made five planned dives during our voyage, each one a day long. It is a long day for the sub team. It takes several hours to prepare the submersible for the dive, and after seven to eight hours on the seafloor, another round of work is needed to prepare the sub for its next [...]

November 28, 2013 — Malcolm Clark and Shinji Tsuchida
Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?

Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?

Land-constraints and a massive nuclear shutdown have intensified the debate over where to put new electricity generation capacity in Japan.

September 15, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

Japan Could Lose 561 Plant Species by the Next Century

A massive new study of Japan’s native plants reveals an extinction crisis in the making. The study examined 1,618 threatened Japanese vascular plant species, most of which can be only be found in extremely limited ranges and many of which already face shrinking populations.

June 26, 2014 — John R. Platt
Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part I)

Scientists Explore New Zealand’s Deep Sea (Part I)

The JAMSTEC research vessel RV Yokosuka sailed from Nuku’alofa in Tonga this morning, heading towards New Zealand to explore the animal life on deep undersea mountains, or seamounts.

November 25, 2013 — Malcolm Clark and Shinji Tsuchida

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