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Deepwater Soloing
January 1, 2014 | National Geographic

National Geographic has an article about “deepwater soloing”. A variety of rock climbing in which the climber ventures without a rope or protection. When a fall occurs the plunge is into deep water. Some climbers say that it allows they to climb routes that are beyond their potential.


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Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa
March 13, 2014 | Geology.com
One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa. These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move.

Making Drinking Water From a Billboard?
March 18, 2014 | YouTube.com
This video features a demonstration project that produces drinking water from an outdoor advertising sign. Although the volume produced is not impressive, the production occurs in a desert that receives under one inch of rain per year.

Deep-Water Investments in the Gulf of Mexico
March 1, 2013 | Louisiana Oil and Gas Association
Even though most of the media attention in the United States is going to unconventional oil and gas plays, deep-water investments in the Gulf of Mexico are still being made. Related: The World's Tallest Structure


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