Melting ice at the North and South Poles is adding to the Earth’s girth

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The Earth had been ‘slimming down’ by just under a millimetre a year following the Ice Age, but global warming is reversing this process.

Is global warming to blame for the Earth putting on ‘weight’ around its ‘midriff’?  According to scientists, melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland due to global warming is adding volume to the oceans and this extra water is being pulled towards the Equator, adding to the girth at the widest part of our planet.

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Space Elevator Could Be Operational By 2020

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Final frontier just an elevator ride away, entrepreneurs say

Welcome aboard the space elevator folks. Our first stop will be the Bigelow Hotel where some of you will depart for a vacation among the stars; we will then continue on to Geosynchronous Way where the rest of you will transfer to an L5 shuttlecraft. The trip takes 7 days, so sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenes from your luxury suite.

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NASA Research Prize Inspires Team To Develop New Carbon Ribbon Making Space Elevator Possible

New NASA Carbon Ribbon Could Make Space Elevator Possible

A new form of carbon ribbon that’s ultra-flexible and super-strong could become the infrastructure for the first working space elevator. Such a structure would usher in a new era in easy space travel.

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