Topography Below Antarctic Ice
June 10, 2013 | British Antarctic Survey
"Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have been working with a host of international collaborators to present the most detailed map yet of Antarctica’s landmass. [...] The map allows scientists to analyse, in much greater detail, the bed below the Antarctic ice sheet." Quoted from the British Antarctic Survey press release.
Insects and the Lack of Water in Polar Areas
March 15, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Although they live in similarly extreme ecosystems at opposite ends of the world, Antarctic insects appear to employ entirely different methods at the genetic level to cope with extremely dry conditions than their counterparts that live north of the Arctic Circle." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.
Using the Yeti Robot in Polar Field Work
March 7, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"A century after Western explorers first crossed the dangerous landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers [...] have successfully deployed a self-guided robot that uses ground-penetrating radar to map deadly crevasses hidden in ice-covered terrains." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.