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No More Unplanned Downtime: GE Report Finds Industrial Internet Could Lead to “Profound Transformation” in Way Humans Work, Boost Productivity by $20 Billion

A gas turbine service manual can clock in at 1,000 pages, about the length of a small-type version of <i>War & Peace</i>. Crews often haul the tomes from one …

Seeing The Forest Through Big Data: Satellite And Cloud Combine To Show Wilderness Loss

A research team using Google Cloud to analyze the last 12 years of satellite imagery has uncovered “unprecedented detail” in forest loss and gain …

The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica

<b>Listen · 1:58</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>On A Hunt For Meteorites In Antarctica<p>The Antarctic Search for Meteorites didn't glean as many meteorites as hoped during the 2012-2013 expedition, but still came back with hundreds of specimens — and photos.<p>Antarctica is one of the best places on …

Antarctic mission on ice as rescue ship is forced back

Cape de la Motte, East Antarctica: the Xue Long appeared as a dot on the horizon, against a bright blue sky, to the starboard side of our ice-locked ship just after dinnertime on Friday evening, local time.<p>After two days of intense blizzards, with biting cold that had forced us to spend all our …

Antarctic expedition: still icebound – what happens next is anyone's guess

Life has taken a turn for the worse since Christmas Day, when gusts of up to 70mph slammed into the hull of the MV Akademik Shokalskiy and snow circled its decks, making it impossible to stand up straight outside.<p>Since then we have been stuck in pack ice. The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has given …

Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists

SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.<p>Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why.<p>Hundreds of the majestic …