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Science Correspondent — BBC
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BBC Science Correspondent

Lisa Pathfinder: Gravity quest set to go into orbit

bbc.co.uk — Europe is ready to launch its most exquisite satellite mission yet. Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves - what are sometimes referred to as ripples in the curvature of space-time. Scientists and engineers have declared the demonstrator ready to fly after more than a decade of development.
Sep 04, 2015

.@Esa's #LPF - Space metrology: Tracing forces that are less than the weight of a bacterium bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… pic.twitter.com/L4mIISqeHe

Earth's trees number 'three trillion'

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment There are just over three trillion trees on Earth, according to a new assessment. The figure is eight times as big as the previous best estimate, which counted perhaps four hundred billion at most.
Sep 03, 2015

RT @BoGowan: These researchers just counted every tree on Earth...there are more than we thought bbc.in/1PMunlF pic.twitter.com/37zjAKaSOZ

Sep 04, 2015

For the first time, scientists have tried calculating the number of trees on the planet: bbc.in/1Ohk5JF

'Three trillion trees on Earth'

bbc.co.uk — There are just over three trillion trees on Earth, according to a new assessment. The figure is eight times as big as the previous best estimate, which counted perhaps four hundred billion at most. It has been produced by Thomas Crowther from Yale University, and colleagues, who combined a mass of ground survey data with satellite pictures.

Seabirds 'blighted by plastic waste'

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment About 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic and are likely to retain some in their gut, a new analysis estimates. The study concludes that matters will only get worse until something is done to stem the flow of waste to oceans.

Seabirds 'blighted by plastic waste'

bbc.co.uk — About 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic and are likely to retain some in their gut, a new analysis estimates. The study concludes that matters will only get worse until something is done to stem the flow of waste to oceans.
Aug 31, 2015

Plastic waste blights our oceans and its birds, but this is a problem we can fix bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… pic.twitter.com/Go3esV0qLm

Sep 01, 2015

Eight million tonnes every year is having a huge impact - Seabirds 'blighted by plastic waste' bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

Palmyra: Satellite image of IS destruction

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment A French satellite system has imaged the destroyed Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria. The ancient building, which dates to the 1st Century AD, was blown up by Islamic State militants. The "before" image was acquired on 22 May by the Pléiades Earth-observation system, which is managed by Airbus Defence and Space.

Hurricane Katrina: UK satellite revisits New Orleans 10 years on

bbc.co.uk — When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the morning hours of 29 August, 2005, it wrought devastation on a huge scale. To get an overview of what they faced, disaster response coordinators needed satellite imagery, and the first picture to come in was acquired by a British-built, Nigerian-owned platform.

Palmyra: Satellite image of IS destruction

bbc.co.uk — A French satellite system has imaged the destroyed Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria. The ancient building, which dates to the 1st Century AD, was blown up by Islamic State militants. The "before" image was acquired on 22 May by the Pléiades Earth-observation system, which is managed by Airbus Defence and Space.

Inmarsat set for key rocket launch

bbc.co.uk — Britain's biggest satellite operator has a critical launch on Friday. Inmarsat, which provides mobile telecommunications, is attempting to put up the third spacecraft in its next-generation global network. The launch, on a Russian Proton rocket, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, is set for 17:44 local time (12:44 BST).

Knut polar bear death riddle solved

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011. A new investigation has shown that he had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.
Aug 27, 2015

Yogi? "For a while, he was the most recognisable bear on the planet," BBC News - Knut polar bear death riddle solved bbc.com/news/science-e…

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Sep 04, 2015

More Martian puff pastry. Another view of the sumptuous laminae being witnessed by @MarsCuriosity right now pic.twitter.com/vMziKtf7pX

Sep 04, 2015

The cross-bedding that @MarsCuriosity is seeing currently is just bonkers. Is Gale Crater made from puff pastry? pic.twitter.com/HfGSikgrzP

Sep 04, 2015

.@Esa's #LPF - Space metrology: Tracing forces that are less than the weight of a bacterium bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… pic.twitter.com/L4mIISqeHe

Sep 04, 2015

Europe's #LPF gravity probe is ready for launch. In conversation with its leading lights soundcloud.com/bbcamos/gravit…

Sep 03, 2015

RT @SBundell: Incredibly beautiful data visualisation by @JanWillemTulp on how many trees there are in the world: youtu.be/jqdOkXQngw8 #3trilliontrees

Sep 03, 2015

@DNW1710 @SatAppsCatapult @BBC Believe me, I have had so many people email me with that joke this morning.

Sep 03, 2015

@NASASpaceflight I'm well engineered so I can handle some unexpected extra loading.


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