first_img“Our study is an important step in understanding how the climate change happening in the remote and inhospitable Antarctic waters will impact the warming of the oceans as a whole and future sea level rise,” explained Professor Alberto Naveira Garabato, who led the project, in a press release.You may remember that “Boaty McBoatface” was the winner of an online contest asking the internet to name a new British polar research vessel. In the end, that ship was instead named in honor of Sir David Attenborough and a small yellow drone sub was christened with the noble McBoatface name instead.Now McBoatface’s legacy has been forever enshrined in the annals of science: the new research is published in the latest edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”This study is a great example of how exciting new technology such as the unmanned submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ can be used,” said Dr. Povl Abrahamsen of the British Antarctic Survey.It might be a small little McBoatface, but it still feels as if we all live on that yellow submarine and the whole internet is all aboard. Everybody! We all live in a…. Sci-Tech Culture Online This speedboat can go underwater Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Boaty, seen here on a bigger boaty. Povl Abrahamsen, British Antarctic Survey After all these years, it does sort of feel like we all live on this yellow submarine. The intrepid Boaty McBoatface is back in the news yet again now that the first scientific findings using data from the internet’s fave autonomous sub have been published.Back in April of 2017, the mini-sub with the goofy name spent three days maneuvering through the dark, cold and mountainous waters of the Southern Ocean. Over 180 kilometers (112 miles) it measured the temperature, salt content and turbulence of the water at the bottom of this foreboding sea. Boaty’s data helped scientists make a connection between intensifying winds over the Southern Ocean and rising sea levels. Basically, winds near the bottom of the world have been getting stronger thanks to the Antarctic hole in the ozone layer and rising greenhouse gas emissions. The winds appear to increase turbulence deep in the ocean, as detected by Boaty. This turbulence in turn stirs up colder, denser water from the deep with warmer water above. The resulting warming of the water is a significant contributor to rising sea levels, according to researchers from the UK’s University of Southampton.center_img Boaty don’t need to floaty! Boaty McBoatface dives into first Antarctic mission Boaty McBoatface will set sail after all — in the form of a drone sub RRS Boaty McBoatface could be the UK’s next polar research vessel 0 2:13 Tagslast_img read more

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first_imgA councillor of Phulpur municipality was chopped to death by miscreants in the municipality area on Wednesday evening, reports UNB.The deceased is Sadequr Rahman, councillor from ward-1 of the municipality.Officer-in-charge of Phulpur police station Mahbub Alam said a group of miscreants swooped on Sadequr near the local food silo around 7:30pm and hacked him indiscriminately, leaving him severely injured.Locals took him to Phulpur Upazila Health Complex where the duty physicians declared him dead.The reason behind the murder could not be known immediately, added the OC.last_img

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first_img Share Jorge Sanhueza Lyon/KUTCody Wilson is the founder of the Austin-based, 3D-printed gun design firm Defense Distributed.Cody Wilson, founder of the Austin-based, 3D-printed gun design firm Defense Distributed, has reportedly been arrested in Taiwan, according to multiple outlets.Austin police issued an arrest warrant for Wilson on Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl last month in North Austin.Authorities said he traveled to Taipei shortly after and missed his flight back home.EBC News in Taiwan reports Wilson attempted to lease a home in Taipei this week, but a real estate agent recognized him from news coverage and alerted authorities, leading to his arrest.While Taiwan does not have an extradition agreement with the U.S., police there have said they are cooperating with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force’s investigation and, EBC reports, are planning on returning him to Texas, where he faces a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault.last_img read more

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