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Antarctica 2012: Emperor Penguins on an Unstable Floe

Small occurrences have suggested the Aurora is finally becoming my home. Doors in the ship are spring loaded, but each with a different amount of closing pressure. I finally


Antarctica 2012: Bitter Cold

Our days trapped in the ice were well used. We performed data analysis, we discussed worksite efficiency, and Ken gave a very well received talk about the application


Antarctica 2012: Ice Station 2

Following the break-up of our first ice station we sailed on to find a very suitable floe in which to plant our ship. The mooring of


Antarctica 2012: Ice at last!

Yesterday was truly one for celebration. Many ships are well steeped in tradition, and the Aurora is no exception. As we abandoned the "Furious Fifty" latitudes for the

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Antarctica 2012: The Furious Fifties, or Preparing for Rougher Days

We've moved below the 50th latitude, into an area cheerfully dubbed the "furious fifties." We have not yet encountered rough seas on an epic scale, but the swells


Antarctica 2012: A Geeky Cruise?

We have now been at sea for a few days and everyone is rapidly falling into routine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner act as anchor points around which all

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Antarctica 2012: And we’re off

The Aurora Australis has set sail! The seas have been calm, and I do not know anyone that has experienced any seasickness. Immediately after boarding the vessel we

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Antarctica Bound: Preparations in Hobart

Today we underwent our ship induction. This allowed us to board the Aurora Australis for the first time. The ship is still under construction so we had to


Opinion: Utah is delivering a new breed of doctor

Opinions about how to reform medical care in the United States abound. Here's an approach that moves beyond opinion with real action. "What's underway in Utah is groundbreaking

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Why Study Sea Ice?

Three researchers from the University of Utah–math professor Kenneth Golden, math doctoral student Christian Sampson, and electrical engineering grad student David Lubbers–are bound shortly

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