Third Of World’s Gas Reserve Found Beneath Arctic

Third Of World’s Gas Reserve Found Beneath Arctic

A third of the world’s remaining natural gas and 13 per cent of its oil is trapped beneath the Arctic 

Tensions over the Arctic’s untapped energy reserves are expected to build after a survey has found substantial mineral riches under the ice.

The analysis, by researchers at the U.S. Geologic Survey, found that a third of world’s remaining natural gas and 13 per cent of its oil are trapped beneath the oceans of the North Pole.

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Time’s Top 10 Scientific Discoveries

Time’s Top 10 Scientific DiscoveriesTime’s Top 10 Scientific Discoveries 

1. Large Hadron Collider

Good news! The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the massive particle accelerator straddling the Swiss-French border – didn’t destroy the world! The bad news: The contraption didn’t really work either. In September, the 17-mile collider was switched on for the first time, putting to rest the febrile webchatter that the machine would create an artificial black hole capable of swallowing the planet or at least a sizeable piece of Europe – a bad day no matter what. No lucid observer ever thought that would really happen, but what they did expect was that the LHC would operate as advertised, recreating conditions not seen since instants after the Big Bang and giving physicists a peek into those long-vanished moments. Things looked good at first, until a helium leak caused the collider to shut down after less than two weeks. Repairs are underway and the particles should begin spinning again sometime in June.

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Polar Bear To Be Sold Due to Credit Crisis At Zoo

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Knut The Polar Bear

No longer cute, no longer washing powder-white, Knut the celebrity bear has become the latest victim of the credit crunch.

Knut, two years old on Friday, is almost ready to mate – but Berlin Zoo is unable to raise the cash for a new polar bear compound that would give him space to romp around and work off some of his raging hormones. So the zoo, which has made millions out of marketing the once-fluffy bear, is looking for another home.

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Another All Time Low For Arctic Ice

Another All Time Low For Arctic Ice 

 Picture is comprised of Envisat ASAR mosaics of the Arctic Ocean and highlights the changes in sea ice between June and mid-August 2008. The dark grey color represents ice-free areas while blue represents areas covered with sea ice.

Following last summer’s record minimum ice cover in the Arctic, current observations from ESA’s Envisat satellite suggest that the extent of polar sea-ice may again shrink to a level very close to that of last year.

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Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle 

 Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

With all the inhabitable zones progressing to newer heights in terms of technology, the uninhabitable corners of our globe too gets a taste of avant-garde achievements with this Concept Ice Vehicle. Not intended for entertainment and amusing purpose, this latest ice automobile from Lotus was invented to be taken to Antarctica on the Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition. Intending to aid the research going on in the region, it is well-built to withstand the severity of polar environment.

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