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PolarTREC Teachers Celebrate Antarctica Day in Two Separate Events, One Live From the South Pole Nov 29, 2017

PolarTREC Teachers Celebrate Antarctica Day in Two Separate Events, One Live From the South Pole

Educators affiliated with the NSF-funded PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) this week will participate in two separate events to commemorate Antarctica Day, which falls on Dec. 1. Antarctica Day commemorates the signing of the Antarctic Treaty on Dec. 1, 1959.


Testing a Space-Communications Technology in Antarctica That May One Day have Applications in Polar Research Nov 27, 2017

Testing a Space-Communications Technology in Antarctica That May One Day have Applications in Polar Research

On Nov. 20, a "selfie" snapped at NSF's McMurdo Station in Antarctica was transmitted to the International Space Station using a technology that may one day enable a future interplanetary internet.


Antarctic Detector Offers First Look at How Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks Nov 27, 2017

Antarctic Detector Offers First Look at How Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks

An interdisciplinary team of researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica has measured how certain high-energy neutrinos are absorbed by the Earth, as opposed to passing through matter as most neutrinos do.


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