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Listen Current: High Tech Meets Agriculture

Listen Current

August 18, 2015  --  Farm work is on the decline, but work in agriculture-related business is booming. Two ways that technology is transforming the farming business is in creating websites where farmers can find bargains on seeds and selling technology solutions to help farmers collect and monitor data. Listen to hear the many new jobs that are being created using technology in interesting ways to improve farming businesses.

EARTH Magazine: Oceans Revealed on Icy Moons

EARTH Magazine

From EARTH Magazine, 08/03/2015  --  It now appears that, of the many moons of Jupiter and Saturn, two of them may have oceans beneath their icy exteriors. Scientists studying Jupiter's moon Ganymede - the largest moon in the solar system and the only one with its own magnetic field, which frequently sparks aurorae - used the Hubble space telescope to detect ultraviolet light emitted by the aurorae, which were less active than expected, given the moon's magnetic field.

EARTH Magazine: Endangered Icebreakers: The Future of Arctic Research, Exploration and Rescue at Risk

EARTH Magazine

From EARTH Magazine, 07/28/2015  --  The United States' Icebreaker Fleet - operated by the U.S. Coast Guard - consists of just two ships that are used for everything from search and rescue to national security operations to scientific research. In our August cover story, EARTH Magazine examines the various roles icebreakers play, especially in Arctic research, and how insufficient funding is affecting the icebreakers' roles.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 New Guinea on 07/27/15

IRIS

07/27/15  --  IRIS does an excellent job collecting and preparing resources we can use in our classrooms on recent, significant earthquakes. Check out their PowerPoint, visualizations and animations on this powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck New Guinea Monday, approximately 250 km west of the provincial capital Jayapura. .

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3665

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 near Solomon Islands on 07/18/15

IRIS

07/18/15  --  IRIS does an excellent job collecting and preparing resources we can use in our classrooms on recent, significant earthquakes. Check out their PowerPoint, visualizations and animations on this powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck offshore in the Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred northwest of Lata, Nendö at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3657

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