Archive for December 17th, 2016:

Former Nasa chief scientist says access to federal data is critical

Image copyright NOAA Image caption Data including information on sea surface temperature is collected by Federal agencies Limiting access to federal research would do an “enormous disservice” to the US and the world according to former Nasa chief scientist. Dr Waleed Abdalati told the BBC the that continued access to data is in “everyone’s best

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‘Phone seismometers’ prove their worth

Image caption In the future, MyShake phones should also receive alerts The researchers behind an app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector say they have been thrilled by the take-up and performance of their citizen science network. MyShake was launched for Android devices in February and has now been downloaded over 200,000 times.

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UK fishing industry ‘will need EU market access’ post Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The House of Lords report says that it fears the UK fishing industry might be marginalised in Brexit negotiations The UK fishing industry will need continued access to EU markets if it is to thrive after Brexit, a House of Lords report has warned. It also warns that Britain

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